Joplin, Missouri, a hidden gem in the heart of America, boasts a vibrant dining scene that caters to a variety of palates. From traditional American fare to exotic international cuisine, the restaurants in Joplin offer a culinary journey that is sure to delight food enthusiasts. Whether you're a local resident or a tourist exploring the city, the diverse range of eateries in Joplin provides a gastronomic experience that goes beyond the ordinary. This article will guide you through some of the best restaurants in Joplin, highlighting their unique offerings and specialties, ensuring your dining experience in this charming city is nothing short of exceptional.
Lively chain restaurant serving American seafood standards amid New England-themed decor.
The experience was pretty nice, went to dinner with a few of my coworkers and decided to get some lobster tail. I picked the lobster lovers duo. With mashed potatoes and broccoli. The mashed potatoes and broccoli were perfect but the lobster tails were slightly overcooked but still tasty.
4 / 5
Hadn't been to Red Lobster is a fat minute or two. Some much needed improvements have been made. The menu has had a dramatic change for the better, lots of nice new things on there. Coconut shrimp was extremely tasty. The service was awesome, and the staff all did a great job. The inside hasn't really changed, it could use some refreshing. Overall it was good meal, and evening.
5 / 5
Everything was great except we were seated next to the kitchen. Everyone seemed respectful of the customers presents except for one employee who didn't seem to care and was speaking way to loud to his fellow coworkers. Given the place wasn't very busy couldn't we have been seated somewhere else.
4 / 5
I recently had the opportunity to dine at Red Lobster, and overall, it was a delightful experience. The food quality was excellent, and the server was friendly and attentive. However, my only complaint was the waiting time.
4 / 5
We came in for my 60th birthday for the Shrimp Fest. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. The staff was kind, and our waitress made us feel at home and took care of all our dining needs. My wife and I have been married 36 years. The last time we came to Red Lobster was our 1st anniversary. We spent more money thane we could afford at the time and left hungry and went to McDonald's for more food. The experience has a huge impact on return business. This staff exceeded our expectations. We will be back soon.
5 / 5
Casual Thai eatery offering common dishes like curries & stir-fries for eat-in or to take out.
Took my son and daughter-in law here for supper. The service was great and the food came out promptly. Has the steamed mussels as an appetizer and they were excellent. The portions were huge. I has the yellow curry rice with pork and it was good. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. The miso soup was great.
4 / 5
Terrific hole-in-the-wall place. The curry was flavorful with just the right amount of spice and everything tasted very fresh. We also appreciated the friendly and personable service. I would definitely recommend and would go back again.
4 / 5
I would give this place a 4.75 if I could for one reason only, I got a curry and my potatoes were slightly undercooked and so was my fathers. Overall I would highly recommend this place though. The food was very tasty and the whole family loved it, the steamed mussels were great, servings were large and customer service was fantastic. The prices were fair, but expensive compared to other Asian restaurants in the area. Thai Time (a place I rave about) would be an overall better option than this place in my opinion and that’s mainly due to the price difference, Thai Time is significantly cheaper and honestly I would say tastes better too. But that being said this place was great too and I will definitely be back.
5 / 5
Small place with big flavors. Got the curry chicken and pad Thai and both were delicious and spicy. Service was good and even the owner came by to check on us. I enjoyed having dinner here.
5 / 5
I highly recommend this restaurant !! The coconut milk curry's are my favorite.The ginger garden is also excellent. The complementary rice soup is amazing. The orders are large and enough for 2 meals for me.The pad thai noodles are 2 or 3 meals for me. The clean and friendly atmosphere is simple w/ a few pictures from Thai Land. The family that run that restaurant are OVER THE TOP WONDERFUL ! These are some of the nicest people I have met in Joplin,Mo. Thank you !!
5 / 5
Walking in this true diner is like a step back in time (sorta like watching Stranger Things). Famous for their Spaghetti Red…like very famous. Ambience is next level retro. Even the radio was playing “Maneater”. You sit around a counter, the menu is simple and the service is friendly. It’s definitely an experience…and also the best spaghetti red.
5 / 5
Open since the 1920s, this is a dinner, counter stools only. Most peculiar is there are many dishes with chili. I had tamales with chili and beans. Most people order the spaghetti spread with chili. Each less than $10. Slice of pie with ice cream is $5. This is good and affordable. I like the 3 condiments, Cayenne pepper shaker, Vinegar, and hot sauce. Crakers included as well as optional, free, raw onions and dill pickle side plate.
5 / 5
Fun place! 100 years old this year! Food was great and service was fantastic. Fries were AWESOME! We had fries, a coney, cheeseburgers, and pie for dessert. Take a minute and visit the past - eat at Fred & Red's!
5 / 5
Being new to the area, we like to explore new places and being Joplins oldest restaurant, we had to check it out! Fred & Reds has a long history that is well published and entering, you definately get the feeling of bygone days. Sure, the place could use some updates but you cannot beat the service, prices, potions and food! No wonder after all these years, it's still thriving! They were having a 1/2 & 1/2 special so we tried that. A 1/2 & 1/2 is a platter filled (and I mean FILLED) with 1/2 spaghetti and 1/2 tamales, all covered with their famous chili and topped with your choice of onions, cheese and pickles. There was no way I could even come close to finishing (and I'm no salad girl) so the packaged it up for me to take home and it made for 2 additional meals! I highly recommend you visit Fred & Reds and be sure you bring a healthy appetite when you do!
5 / 5
If you like Spaghetti Red, you'll love this place. The food is fantastic, the waitresses are great, and the diner itself looks like it jumped straight of the 40's.
5 / 5
I grew up here never tried it. I finally checked it out great customer service very friendly. I ordered the chicken shawarma it was piping hot and freaking delicious. they are in a horrible location the mall.. but better than anything else to eat at the mall. highly recommend eating here 👌 I will be going back for sure.
5 / 5
The food here is so good! It is better than any place in the mall. When there we always choose this place. It sucks they are next to a chickfila. People just need to try more food rather than playing it safe. The gyros and chicken shawarma are our favorites and they are perfect everytime.
5 / 5
The food here is delicious. You can’t go wrong with what ever you order. They have the best pita bread that I have ever tasted. I had they Gyro. I couldn’t eat it all but had it for dinner. Still just as delicious.
5 / 5
I got the Gyros Sandwich and for $5.99 it is well worth the value. The meat is so tender and seasoned well. All of the ingredients were fresh and the pita was soft. A must try in the area, especially if you are tired of the same stuff. I get it, Chick Fil' A is next door, but expand your horizons. The food here is very good and very good value. The opinions stated here are my own and not provided to me by the owner/operator of this establishment. My goal is to provide honest feedback on my experience, and encourage everyone to provide feedback on their experience. Your experience and opinion may differ based on a number of factors. No monetary compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive or negative review.
4 / 5
Oh my goodness, their Gyros are sooo good! The super fresh, toasted pita bread…the homemade tzatziki, the meat…amazing. Service was friendly and quick!
5 / 5
Down-to-earth chain offering American standards like burgers & ribs, plus signature cocktails.
I’m going to give them a 5 star review because the customer service was absolutely excellent when we went! Our server was really great. When my friends and I went here April 6, 2023 everything was good except my food and my 2 friends food. The mashed potatoes were hard, the burger was really over cooked and the Cajun pasta was very bland. My friends salad was delicious! I got the blue Long Island iced tea. It was AMAZING. My absolute favorite.
5 / 5
Above, the stars. Ok staff, just the food not so good. Took a long time to bring it, even the second round of bread. While others were eating, we kept waiting. Food finally arrived. My husband ordered a Peppered Bacon Chicken sandwich. Kitchen forgot to added the bacon and, it wasn't peppered bacon like advertised. I ordered the Cobb Steak salad. My steak was hard, sadly, and the croutons were old, also didn't offer me a refill of my water, some luck, right?
2 / 5
The food was Absolutely scrum diliumptuous. Service could have been better.
4 / 5
Excellent 8oz. sirloin! I got mine with a loaded baked potato and a side salad, and I had to ask for a wheelchair to get me out the front door, I was so stuffed! Excellent service, and the cook delivered the steaks and asked us to cut into them to check if they were cooked to our liking. Both of our steaks were textbook perfect!
5 / 5
We haven't been to this Logan's in years but have been several times. We've always been satisfied with the food and service offered. Tonight I decided on the half rack with baked beans and coleslaw, also, I added on the shrimp because I was in the mood for a little seafood with my BBQ (weird I know) but had I known my 7 dollars would only bring me 5 small shrimp I would have passed or just gotten seafood, you can see the size in the pictures. Everything but the coleslaw was excellent. The coleslaw was possibly the worst I've ever had, completely bland, like what you might expect from a hospital or prison... literally cabbage and maybe mayonnaise, not sure exactly what it was...but salt and pepper didn't even help it. Everything else, including the service was top notch.
4 / 5
American fish house known for its crab cakes, featuring a dimly lit dining room & seasonal menu.
After hearing great things about this place I was really excited to try their food. We started with the tuna nachos recommended by our server 😋 they were delicious, I had the jumbo shrimp, unfortunately the breading was undercooked. And the shrimp seemed to be overcooked. The flavor was ok though. My boyfriend got the seared tuna off the dinner menu, which was very flavorful. Overall it wasn't bad, we will give them another shot for a dinner selection
3 / 5
Crabbys has always been amazing and is my favorite restaurant to spoil myself at. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with alpha gal which is an allergy to all red meat, dairy, and red algae. I honestly thought I'd not be able to eat here but I called to see if they would accommodate and they DID! they did NOT disappoint either! They pan seared my salmon and cooked the asparagus and roasted veggies separate from the other foods and did not lack one ounce of flavor! I cried! I am a foodie and this diagnosis has been rough enough having to learn how to cook for myself but being able to go eat at such a fun and inviting place, have someone cook for you and it be safe to eat makes for. New level of gratitude! They went above and beyond. I give them 10 stars but 5 was all that was offered!
5 / 5
We were so disappointed with our Valentine's Day Dinner at Crabby's. We made our reservation. We had to go Monday because they were booked up. We were the first people to walk in. The person at the front door couldn't find our reservation but didn't give it much thought. We were pushed off. Than we got to walk by all the beautifully set tables. We were put in a dark back corner with no candles lit, no table cloth. Our table was tilted. No settings. We were tossed some silver. After we had been in our dark corner ordering and eating our appetizer. We get a phone call asking if we were coming. We had so looked forward to this dinner. We hadn't been there in years and won't go back for years, if ever. We spent $267. To eat in a dark uncovered table while others sat at beautiful dinner tables. The only reason I am giving a three star rating is our waiter was great. I thought the food was just so so taking into consideration it may have been the lack of atmosphere and were we sat to eat such an expensive dinner. We should have ate at the bar. It looked warmer than our dark corner.
4 / 5
Waiter was great. Very friendly and helpful. The drinks were very tasty. The crab cakes were extra good. The crab legs I had had a good taste and nice texture.
5 / 5
Julie Etter (The Butcher's wife)
Love the place. Not noisy, so you can have a conversation. Every one is super nice. Seafood Chowder is way better than any I've had on the East Coast. I could go on, but I think you know what l think about Crabby's. It's Great.
5 / 5
Lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed decor.
Sat at the bar and the bartender was very sweet. I can’t remember her name, I stopped in to watch Sunday night football. Margaritas was great, Ceaser salad and rattlesnake bites was really good as well.
5 / 5
Ancillary Logistics LLC
We were on our way back from Kansas City and decided to stop somewhere closer to home. I got on the website early and joined the wait list so once we got there wait time would be minimal. Once checked in, we waited just a few min and then I received the text to head inside. Once inside we waited another 5 min to be seated. That's fine. We ordered drinks, gave our food order and then waited 30min before our waitress came by again. I ordered another drink thinking food should be out soon..... it was not. After dropping our second order of drinks off we were reassured our food would be out shortly. We were finally approached almost an hour after ordering and waiting that they don't know what happened but food should be out shortly. At this point we had to leave to pick my kid up. They did try to make up for it by taking $20 off the bill (they consider this a big chunk) and there was a gentleman in the next booth over who gave us a $10 off coupon, but never in my life have I had such an experience. I appreciate the apologies and the coupons they send home with us but the waitress continuously lied about the timing of the arrival of our food, when she was around because even the table across from us at one point questioned if we were still waiting as they had reached their 40min mark of waiting shortly after us and they as well could not locate our waitress. After talking to a few people, this establishment is well known for things like this on top of several orders being wrong around us that we saw while waiting. I will not be back to this location.
1 / 5
There was only a couple of minor issues they didn't put lids on our sides. And it seems like their prime rib has gotten to be more than half fat. But they did hook us up with an end cut which is always nice. Sept 18, 2023 Update ordered 3 16oz Prime ribs last night. Just look at the pictures and see for yourself . That's right, 7ozs of just the fat on that one edge of ea prime rib. On top of that, one of them was the endcut, which normally is a little bit bigger of a piece due to being the endcut. But anymore, it looks like. Also 2 out of 3 of our sides ( Broccoli and carrots) were basically raw. Poor all around sad..
2 / 5
Exact food you would expect at Roadhouse. Steaks were cooked perfect, food was good. Service was a bit too present but I would rather have that than someone who never shows. Food took a while to get there and it was two simple steaks. Luckily we were not on a schedule so it didn't much matter. Given how hard it is to find good people, they more than covered us. Good experience and a reliable chain.
4 / 5
We were seated right away and served bread. The server was prompt up until our food was brought and then just disappeared. We had to ask another server for tea. After we finished another server ask us if we'd like more bread too late. The food was fresh and good. We had to wait on our ticket and ask another server to find our sever so we could check out. The restaurant wasn't that busy at this time.
4 / 5