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Mark Twain Dinette

Diner, American
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400 North Third St., Hannibal, MO 63401-3302
+1 573-221-5300
06:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant being right across the street from our hotel was too convenient. We gratefully bypassed it our first night. The next morning we did attend for breakfast. Somewhat odd circumstances, we were waited on, got coffee, water, then waited and waited for our meal. A couple behind us was seated after us and received their meal fairly quickly. When... More 

Thank Patricia E
kennabogue, General Manager at Mark Twain Dinette, responded to this review

Hello Patricia, Sad to hear that you bypassed us for dinner! You missed out on our homemade root beer, Maid-Rites, tenderloins, fried chicken, and all the other great items on our lunch and dinner menu that have kept us in business since 1942. We apologize for the table behind you get their food before you, perhaps they ordered something simple... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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213 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard through a family member that we just HAD to make a stop in Hannibal on our way home and stop/eat here. I had never had a "Maid-Rite" so ordered one of those as well as the "famous breaded onion rings" and the homemade root beer. The sandwich was good and priced at just $2.00. The onion rings... More 

Thank Sue4605
Hannibal, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

There are pro's and con's. The pro's are the location is handy if you a visiting downtown Hannibal and living around the downtown area. The famous Maidrite is very greasy and the staff need to pay attention to the customer service.

Thank Linda U
kennabogue, General Manager at Mark Twain Dinette, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience! We value the opportunity to improve and would appreciate more details regarding your service issues. Our Maid-Rites can also be ordered dry and we will drain off any extra grease. If you would like to provide any additional comments please call (573)221-5511 or email me directly at kennabogue@marktwaindinette.com. More 

Hannibal, Missouri
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

What I love most about Mark Twain Dinette is their fantastic homemade root beer!! While you are at their restaurant it is all you can drink for $1.95 - and you can purchase a gallon to take home for about $5. Their root beer is my favorite - and it doesn’t burn your throat like Barq’s or A&W root beer.... More 

Thank Fellow_Truth_Teller
South Louisiana
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this dinette in downtown Hannibal, MO. It was here that I discovered the "Maid-Rite", the loose meat sandwich of the Midwest. Back home in Louisiana, a loose ground meat sandwich has always been comfort food to me, but nobody serves these in restaurants. But they can be found in every town up here. Cooked ground meat seasoned solely with... More 

Thank CampingJan
Kansas city, mo
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

As you walk in the main part of the diner looks clean but I'm the back section which is where I sat it was filthy. It smelled like a port a potty. The bathroom was dirty and filthy and I think this is where the smell was coming. The food was average but the thought of the dirty establishment made... More 

Thank kansascitynative

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 North Third 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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