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Restaurant in Joplin, Missouri

Bonniesheron Sep 23, 2011 04:19 PM

Visiting Joplin, Mo next weekend. Looking for a good restaurant - entree around $15-20

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    asuzc Sep 25, 2011 02:27 PM

    Good Luck. The ones I was going to recommend were hit by the Tornado in May.

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    1. re: asuzc
      kagemusha49 Sep 25, 2011 10:21 PM

      I have to agree with that. I drove through 3 weeks ago. Much of the South side of the town was destroyed and that is the side closest to the freeway. If you can drive an hour up the road to Lebanon, there's Dowd's whose specialty is wonderful catfish.

    2. wekick Sep 28, 2011 08:13 AM

      You might try the Red Onion Cafe. It may have the best food.


      One place I have on my list to try is Cafe on the Route in Baxter Springs.


      If you wanted a couple of places that are truly Joplin ---
      Fred and Reds-all they have is chile, tamales and hamburgers. My favorite is tamale deluxe. You eat it with crackers, which come heated. The seating is very limited though.

      Undercliff Bar and Grill


      Red Onion Cafe
      203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801

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        Stan Sep 29, 2011 09:46 AM

        About 30 miles NW of Joplin is Pittsburgh, KS. Two of the great chicken joints in this country are there. Chicken Mary and Chicken Annie.

        Chicken Marys
        1133 E 600th Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762

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        1. re: Stan
          FriendOfTheDevil Sep 29, 2011 10:18 AM

          Those were both on a Food Network Challenge type show.

          I would LOVE to hit those.


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