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Wilder's Steakhouse

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1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hazen, North Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told that this was the top restaurant in Joplin and it is! Greeted by the owner and seated in a circular booth with a white table cloth. The onion soup is the best we've ever eaten and our main course was a shared Alaskan King Crab leg and claw that must have weighed a pound and a half.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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410 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you enjoy a wonderful steak, this place is wonderful! Marsha, the owner, is a wonderful host, as are servers, Lea and Lori. The bone-in rib eye, 24 oz., was a fabulous meal, as was the causer salad, (Grilled). The scallops were a most pleasant appetizer as well. Fabulous meals have been served here since 1929, and this is the... More 

Thank jerrycoin
Hutchinson, MN, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went for the steak dinner, my wife ordered a sea food plate. The price for both dinners ran over $80.00. The meal was way over priced for what you get. A fare price would have been around $40.00 total. If the food was top end which it is not, and you received all the other things that should come... More 

Thank Dennis N
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well to be honest.....the atmosphere was not what it cracked up to be. Slightly cramped for my liking and the food was alright. Could tell one of the waitresses was having a bad day

Thank Rayne D
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for my birthday dinner at 8pm yesterday. Table was still taken by other customers so we were seated at the bar. Was served a glass of wine while we were waiting. Didn't have to wait long before the table was ready. The place is very historic and old but I like that kind of thing. Parking is around... More 

Thank rgoodwin41
Kansas City
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

What a spectacular restaurant! From the very cool retro atmosphere to the stellar service and my butter-soft filet, this is a hidden gem in Joplin! When staying in the SW Missouri area again, this will be my go-to spot for a fantastic dining experience.

1 Thank Cheers999
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Such great food! I love the filet Oscar, it's always wonderful. It's a fine dining establishment, so make sure to give yourself time to enjoy the meal. The restaurant has a nice, relaxed ambiance to it. The service is always top notch!

2 Thank skeeter716
Springfield MO
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The overall atmosphere was very nice topped with a waitress that was superb. We started with drinks, fresh rolls, delicious 3 onion soup and a wonderful wedge salad. My medallions Au poivre were out of this world as well as the steaks the others in the party ate. After driving better than an hour to get to Wilder's, we found... More 

3 Thank PATTYSpringfieldMO
St. Louis, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal with perfectly prepared, aged steaks, and excellent, fresh fish. The Gouda potatoes and wedge salad were killer. Great service and hospitality. Loved the Art Deco bar, which reminds one of how this was once an oasis on the Mother Road (Route 66) on the way out west. A "must-go" fine dining experience in southwest Missouri.

1 Thank Robert W
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I ate at Wilder's Steakhouse while passing through Joplin, Missouri about a week ago. My AAA Guide to Missouri recommended it, and I am happy to report that I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. The restaurant is located on Main Street; it is hard to miss the old-fashioned neon sign out front. Plenty of parking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$43
American, Steakhouse
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-7230
Wilder's Steakhouse is part of Joplin's past and future. As the third owners of the restaurant we find our selves stewards of a historical piece of the Joplin landscape. Originally opened in 1929 by Mr. Verne Wilder it grew to encompass the 1200 block of main street with banquet facilities, bar, package sales, dining room and featured speak easy functions upstairs. We wish these walls could talk - we have had some really great stories shared by guests of the restaurant. We purchased Wilder's in 1996 and are proud to have uncovered some of the original beauty of the 1908 building we dwell in. As a fine dining restaurant in Joplin we strive to give all of our guests a wonderful dining experience and uphold ourselves to very high standards. Please come in and join us for our hormone and antibiotic free Black Angus Beef or some wonderful Wild Caught Seafood. We are always accepting reservations. See you soon.

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