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Lucky J Restaurant & Arena

11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
+1 417-358-2370
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (27 reviews)
“fried pickles” (5 reviews)
“kabobs” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unappealing dinner salad. Could not get a knife into my 5 oz steak. Replacement steak was also inedible grizzle. I said I should not have to pay for grizzle. They reduced the bill by $3.00. Loved the horse show which took my mind off the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is good and the atmosphere is very unique. You can watch horse riders practice some nights (on the other side a glasses in partition).

Thank SRW99
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us but we did not know until after our meal was over that when they asked us upon arrival if we wanted to eat at the bar or in the main dining room that the bar area is composed of...More

1  Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Son had asked, followed by both daughters can we eat here to see the horses while we ate. Restraurant surrounds a stadium rink so that horse shows can use it while people watch. The food was very good, what I'd like to call "American." The...More

Thank DdaughJr
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Friendly staff, great food and best of all (well, next to the food) was the glassed in horse arena where you are "entertained" while you eat. This little gem is about five miles from the downtown and is definitely worth searching out. Enjoy!

Thank roja48
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I had our date night here. It was very good food. I love the mushrooms. They are hand breaded. The coating is not thick cooked perfectly. I did not like my kabobs because they marinated the meat in Italian dressing. But they...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lucky J Restaurant and Arena is our go to place. You just can't beat the food, and service. I love the 12 oz Hamburger Steak. I only wish that they would cook it med rare, they will only serve it well done. It still is...More

Thank Grandlk
Reviewed 24 August 2017

First time ever to a place like this. We really enjoyed the experience. We sat on stools overlooking the arena and watched a couple of young ladies work their horses. The food was excellent. We had the kabobs,which were tender and full of flavor. Will...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner for our overnight stay in Carthage. The leather shop has fashionable leather apparel and shoes. This steak house knows how to cook a steak and the atmosphere was great and has a very rodeo feel.

Thank Darrell S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The meal was great as was the service and price it is reasonable as they have a local meat supplier so meat is always fresh. There's also a Western gift shop on site as well.. On certain nights they have a rodeo you need to...More

Thank William S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Carthage
  • Phone Number: +1 417-358-2370
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