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500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439 (Tompkins)
+1 636-946-9444
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Carson City, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef Josh was so helpful in helping to decide what to eat and the desert of coconut cream pie was heavenly. The service was great and the atmosphere cozy and homey.

Thank Gene M
Saint Charles, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Old home along Historic Main Street in St. Charles, entering makes you think of a time past, maybe in your grandmother's day, pleasant place to gather with family or friends.

Thank san826
Sikeston, Missouri
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, granddaughter and I met 2 great friends for lunch at Mother In Law House in the Historic District of St Charles, Missouri. What a darling, quaint old home to get to visit and, even better, have lunch there! The server was very attentive and I believe the lady that was running the food to the tables was the... More 

Thank LMoxey
Paulding, Ohio, Usa
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here and through we didn't eat in main dining room, instead of making us wait, we were offered a small table in a back dining room where a couple of local shop owners were eating lunch. Was told several interesting stories about the restaurant owners and area. As for our lunch, we both chose soup, salad and 1/2... More 

Thank Margaret P
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We took our family here for dinner on Saturday November 26, 2016 and the food was awesome. Our waiter was excellent. He took us downstairs to show my granddaughters where the ghosts had been. He also told the story of the ghosts. It was a great time for all

Thank Nancy S
Ozark, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff and a caring owner. This restored"haunted" restaurant is fairly priced. Make sure you ask about the history of the building. The ghost of the mother in law may even join you for dinner. A strange thing did happen while. we were there but not even the ghost could scare us away from the food.

Thank Bill S
Robinson, Illinois
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal that we had midday. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house as well as the food offerings. He offered to let us see the downstairs so that we could see how building was built on trees. We took that opportunity. We were not able to hold dessert. The pies and other... More 

Thank Madonna O
St Peters
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Such a quaint and cozy place to eat. We absolutely loved the atmosphere here from the beginning of our meal (starting with blueberry muffins) to the very end (amazing coconut cream pie). The salad bar, which is included with an entre is very tasty (make sure to try the cottage cheese). When Donna comes around with her cooked carrots, make... More 

Thank Kiki K
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Charming, historic, and BEST EVER coconut cream pie make this a must in St Charles. We ate a delicious lunch inside the Victorian Mother In Law House turned into an elegant restaurant rather than outside on the patio. The owner and God Mother of Main Street (Donna Hafer) stopped by our table to make us feel welcome. Service was superb!... More 

Thank colonelbraz
Leawood, Kansas
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365 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While in St. Charles the other day we happened upon the “Mother-In-Law Restaurant”, on the historic Main Street of St. Charles. The name of the restaurant just says it all. In English, “Mother-In-Law” sounds rather pleasant. But in German, the term is “Schweigermutter” The pronunciation would scare away a mad dog! The restaurant has a basic lunch menu of soups,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 636-946-9444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?