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Mother in Law House

228 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Fine Dining in a Casual atmosphere with friendly service. Enjoy your meal in our Victorian dining room or our river-view patio. The entrées at the Mother-in-Law House are prepared to order and made from the best ingredients. The owner, Donna Hafer, has been pleasing guest here since 1981.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, French, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(636) 946-9444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our banquet room seats up to 80 people and is available for all manner of events.
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Private party contact
Donna: (636) 946-9444
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Cross street
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Parking details
Some street parking is available at the front of the restaurant, with a large public lot in the rear.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine
What 228 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very comfortable nice setting and good service. Never felt rushed or uneasy.

VickiM (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I brought my future Daughter in Law to the Mother's in law House to celebrate her engagement. I presented her with a Waterford Ring Holder as my traditional engagement gift. I have made this a tradition for fun and for us to enjoy a nice lunch and conversation. This time another daughter in law joined us and we found the food very good and the peach cobbler was delicious. Service was friendly, and it was quiet so we could enjoy our time together. The next time I return will be just for a regular enjoyable meal.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

EXCELLENT food. WONDERFUL service. Owner was present and visited with each table. Small and romantic atmosphere. My wife and I love this place. Prices, while not cheap, are very reasonable. The food and service is more than worth the price.

GoodFoodGuru (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been here before and will return again! Everything went well; food excellent, atmosphere homey, service superb. Will do this again, soon.

Seafood (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great location, ambiance, & service. The food is, generally, very good, but the salmon was over cooked and dried out. We were told we were unable to order it by temperature/duness. On a previous occasion the salmon was moist and very tasty. So I guess the lesson learned is to be careful when ordering the fish.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

My family went out for a birthday party at the last minute. The staff where lovely and wonderful, making it a truly special evening. Would recommend!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We were disappointed. The place had the energy of a “Blue Hair” dining room. It was steaming hot in there! The salads were very old fashioned (read nursing home type) and with little greens and veggies. The service was outright awful: the poor girl did not know what she was doing! We finished our first course before the wine arrived after having to ask for it. A very limited wine list. The food was passable, edible but overly soft carrots, rice that betrayed its box origin... no bread but teensy weeny tiny muffins instead... (sorry: I eat muffins in the morning not with dinner!).... not returning.

joni (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We choose this restaurant to celebrate Christmas every year. The owner makes you feel like you are one of the family. It has very nice Christmas decorations displayed as well as a Christmas Tree. You feel like you are in a large dining room in a mid century home being served by the owner.

Everything on the menu tastes home made and a special bread tart is served by the owner, who when time is available, will chat with you and make you feel very special.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The quiche was amazing. The staff were wonderful ☺

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

I’ve been to MIL before and it was delightful. Was one of the main reasons we each drove about 30 miles from different directions to meet in St. Charles. This time it was terrifically noisy. Two large groups. We could barely hear each other talk. Waiter Gary seemed inexperienced. Did not ask what we wished to drink. Had trouble with order. Unplugged our light while trying to move a table for a large group. Did not even really zen it. Saw one customer go to the bar and pour himself some water. Lady in aqua we eventually realized works there but did not seemed dress to wait tables (more like a customer, hostess or owner) tried to fix our lives get situation but eventually had to get a 3rd guy to do so. Way more disturbance than we were expecting. Sorry. I would return in a few months to give it a chance but was very disappointed.