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Mark Twain Dinette

Diner, American
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400 N 3rd St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3302
+1 573-221-5300
06:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy but friendly family diner with lots of variety. The maid-rite, pork bbq, fries and onion rings were very tasty and affordable. Would definitely return.

Thank racegirlly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to me for root beer and onion rings. They make their own root beer, which was very tasty (especially in a float.) The frosty mug was full of ice cream; I was pleasantly surprised when the waitress kindly came back to keep adding root beer over the course of my meal. The onion rings come with... More 

Thank reviewerG1826JF
Hannibal, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to be a strong suporter of my jome town resturaunts but, i find this one a bit of a disapointment. Its ok but, definitly nothing special. Fortunatly there are better choices vlose by.

Thank Gene-1957-A
kennabogue, General Manager at Mark Twain Dinette, responded to this review

Thank you Gene for your candid feedback. We would appreciated some more details about your visit, specifically what you ordered that seems to be pre-packaged as all of our food is made to order. I'm not sure the last time you visited since you seem to be local. We have made many menu improvements over the last several years specifically... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A less than average dinning experience. The menu was pretty limited and the food when it came was cold. Disappointing as we had heard such great things and had been recommended the Dinette by a couple of locals. Vale for money was very good and good service were on the plus side. Will not be going back.

Thank Helena L
Bethalto, Illinois
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70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I ate here twice in 2 days on our trip! The food was great and everyone was very friendly, they even have checkers at the table! I had the Maid Rite and it was fantastic!

Thank StanDubar
Finlayson, Minnesota
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and reasonable priced. The waitress we had was not very well organized. She needed more trains no.

Thank grand672015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was okay as far as flavor but the menu is not what I had hoped. I ordered the "Mexican Tenderloin" and was disappointed to find out this literally had nothing to do with "Mexican". It was a fried tenderloin covered with chili and cheese. My girlfriend had the patty melt. One problem I had with this place was... More 

Thank Michael F
kennabogue, General Manager at Mark Twain Dinette, responded to this review

Michael, Thanks for stopping to dine with us during your trip to Hannibal. We would like to note that our menu explicitly describes each item and that the Mexican Tenderloin is a tenderloin covered in chili and cheese. There should have been no surprise here. Most restaurants, including your Cracker Barrell will upcharge for extra items as they do cost... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Hannibal so had dinner at this dinette. I had chicken fried chicken, a southern thing I can't get in the north! It was wonderful! The gravy and potatoes and chicken were perfect and the other sides were great too. The root beer was also quite good. We were in the area the next day. After looking at... More 

Thank James W
Hannibal, Missouri
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch to try their $2 Maid rites, the staff was friendly, the place was clean, and the food was delicious. Can't ask for better then that.

Thank jay l
Massillon, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, very good chicken, average venue. Clean, comfortable, good value for the money. It appears the chicken is quite famous in the area. They also have a sandwich called Maid Rite that is what would typically be thought of as a loose meat sandwich in some localities. Tried that; it was good, different, but good.

Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N 3rd St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hannibal
  • Phone Number: +1 573-221-5300
The Mark Twain Dinette has been a Hannibal tradition and must-stop destination since 1942. We are known for our Maid-Rites, homemade frosty mugs of root beer, famous breaded onion rings, and tenderloins. There was a transfer of ownership as of April 1st, 2015.

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