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Ole Planters Restaurant

316 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3541
+1 573-221-4410
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“pie” (20 reviews)
“bbq beef” (6 reviews)
“kraut” (3 reviews)
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316 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3541
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I have always found the food to be great! I would love to get my hands on his cook book (hint hint) I have driven for 5 hours to just have dinner there, my only disappointment is that during winter he is only open for...More

Thank Jeanne D
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The owner was smoking meat and it smelled so good. Unfortunately that did not translate into an edible dinner. We ordered the hickory smoked pork dinner. The meat was dry and overcooked. The vegetables were canned from a food service company and completely cold. We...More

Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Met with some old friends for lunch. They picked the place. The service was good. The food was not even average, They never brought a bill to the table, just told us to come to the front when we were ready to pay our bill....More

Thank sunshine810
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The food was good, the hostess/waitress was very nice. The guy owner/kitchen help was a bit grumpy. A lot to look at inside.

Thank steve35963
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Historic Hannibal MO as we were driving through. Found our selves in front of Ole Planters Restaurant. The antique tables and wall decor was very cute. The menu certainly has plenty of options. I had the pork tenderloin dinner. It was eatable...More

Thank KimCwell
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Excellent food & service during a very busy time. The pulled pork sandwich has a wonderful smokey flavor.

Thank Debra J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Located in the historic district, this restaurant's décor takes you back to a time when life was not as hurried. The reuben sandwich is delicious although I must admit I only have room for the half-size rather than the full size portion. German chocolate pie...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the look of this restaurant, but the menu is VERY limited. My husband and I both ordered a Pepsi to drink, we were brought a warm can of pepsi with a glass of ice! And were charged $2 a piece for it, we...More

Thank bblomlie3
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Our innkeeper suggested this place saying they served "comfort food." Nope. It was more like school cafeteria food: over-cooked green vegetables, a fish fillet from the freezer to the deep frier, and the bbq "hickory smoked" beef was slices of roast beef slathered with barbecue...More

Thank gsmetz48
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This was stop number two for my wife and I to eat dinner after arriving in town. Our first stop was a bad, and this place just wasn't what we expected either. I did live the atmosphere of the place, but when i ordered my...More

Thank browndog1974usa
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Fellow_Truth_Teller | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, there are many delicious options on the menu. BBQ sauce comes on the side so you don't have to have it. I highly recommend this place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3541
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hannibal
  • Phone Number: +1 573-221-4410
We asked a local for where they would go for dinner and they suggested Ole Planters. We could not have been happier. The restaurant had been there for years and its decor suggested this in a charming way. The dinners were a mix of locals and visitors. The dinning was homestyle and yummy. The meats were cooked to yummy perfection just like mom would do. As we were eatting the cook was bringing out freshly made pies which tasted as good as they smelled. One of the customers wanted to buy the entire pie it was so good. We loved Hannibal and this was the perfect restaurant to top off a day of traveling back in time and enjoying Main Street USA and the Mississippi as Tom Sawyer and his friends might have.
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