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Red Onion Cafe

203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
+1 417-623-1004
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
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Reviewed yesterday

High ceilings and a casual atmosphere in downtown Joplin. We sat in a cozy section. Began with a bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer over rice. It was average. We split a burger. It was cooked well and had a good flavor. You have many options here...More

Thank GiseppeGord
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner served by a young woman doing a fine job serving 7-8 tables. Food was tasty and added extras to salads. Wine was served with a generous pour and tilapia served with pilaf and delicious sautéed mushrooms. Nice table setting and comfortable surrounding

Thank blktori
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat place and received great serves. Had the Chipotle Avocado Burger which was good. Not sure which menu item is their specialty but I would definitely eat there again.

Thank BigPapiLuv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A casual, upscale restaurant downtown Joplin that borrows its appeal from fine dining establishments in cities like Chicago, Denver, and maybe New York. Dark wood paneling and trim, low ambient lighting, and art depicting local scenes, Red Onion is a place where people go to...More

Thank Sabrina N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jackpot it was so good and they always have a gluten free dessert. Pictures are all gluten free and so flavorful. This menu is gluten free but they also have non gluten free. It's decorated so nice to.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The food probably expired or left over couple days made me sick i cant believe how this restaurant getting that much high five reviews city people needs to check their each and every single items during inspection i will never go back to this place...More

Thank 00genius00
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I was attending a conference in Joplin and stopped by Red Onion during a quick lunch break during a very busy lunch hour - that was testament enough that I'd chosen a good place to eat. After perusing the menu and making my choice, my...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Red Onion's food is fresh, and good! Dave's chicken salad has been a favorite of mine since I moved here in the 90s. A new favorite is the spicy chicken tacos. I have not been disappointed, no matter the order of food. A great place...More

Thank MKSmalltowner
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We are passing through Joplin and I have had some luck recently using the TripAdvisor website for our dinner meals and tried it again. We were extremely happy with our choice. The Red Onion Cafe did not disappoint and our waitress, Brittany, was very friendly,...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious and dessert options were heavenly. Definitely worth the detour off the interstate.

Thank Amanda J
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12 April 2018|
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Response from Alex K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The parking is about 60 yards from the entrance. The entrance is wide enough for a wheelchair and the aisles are wide enough as well.
27 November 2017|
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Response from Kathy W | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they are slammed. But call ahead.
18 April 2017|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
You could always ask them but I am not sure they will do that?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-1004
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