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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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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through Hannibal and only stopping for lunch. I found this place through TripAdvisor. The building is a little old and needs some work and updating. One bathroom was being remodeled, so it was a pain having to wait (especially with a potty-training toddler). It also was very warm in the restaurant on a day when it was... More 

Thank Sierra H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The root beer is delicious. The sandwiches are definitely "made-rite". My family and I would dine again.

Thank lanajn2017
Hannibal, Missouri
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I stopped in for a quick bite and found the place had changed. The restaurant was very bright, very clean. The food was great and the service was very good. I would recommend the Mark Twain Dinette to everyone.

Thank Jackie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection food. Portions generous without being overwhelming. Great fries. Loved their root beer. Not sickly sweet like many others. Service attentive. What more do you want in a diner in a small town?

Thank Wrx8
Hull, Illinois
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good!! The service was great!! Nice atmosphere. Will definitely be going again... maid Rites were fabulous!!

Thank TonyaPinkston
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family made a road trip to visit historical Hannibal. It was a beautiful Saturday drive. We went down to visit friends and do the festival. Had lunch at Mark Twain Dinette located across from Mark Twain's childhood home and Becky Thatcher's home. The cafe was a neat family owned restaurant famous for their homemade root beer floats. We of... More 

Thank TKuberski
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been getting root beer and maidrites here since I was twelve years old....still yummy? Oh yeah, I am seventy-one now.

Thank zipladyMissouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had great service! Loved the Tenderloin and onion rings! Great food and you have to try the homemade Root Beer!

Thank AliciaJo138
Monroe, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We saw a sign in front of the restaurant that advertised Maid Rites and homemade root beer. That's what we had, and it was wonderful. It is a friendly, clean and affordable place to eat, and they celebrate Hannibal's connection to Mark Twain.

Thank Carol S
Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We came for lunch. We had DELICIOUS Onion rings and a made rite sandwich for appetizers to split. Then we BOTH had fried chicken for lunch with WONDERFUL green beans, Cole slaw and mashed potatoes. All was yummy. BUT the home made Root beer in chilled mugs was the HIT of the day. Endless refills and they came often. We... More 

Thank MiamiGrammie3

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?