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Instant Karma Coffee Shop

527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
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Ranked #8 of 194 restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great atmosphere, local art in walls, local craft brews on tap, gourmet hot dogs. Kinda heavy food, but great!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A groovy vibe in this hot dog/burger joint, with it black ceiling and paintings and the food is excellent too. The specials in particular are worth trying. A great place with friendly service.

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Joplin, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been several times and have always had a great experience. The menu and specials are interesting and tasty. We've been impressed with all of the hot dog variations we've tried. The decor and downtown space are nice. The fries are excellent, we really enjoy both the sweet and regular.

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Girard, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is easily one of my favorite places. Everything on the menu is awesome and I love the specials! Everyone is super, super friendly. I feel very welcome every time I step in the door!

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

When they stick to what they do best (dogs, burgers, sides) this place can't be beat. When they try to get fancy, they sometimes miss the boat. But the beer selection is terrific, the sweet potato fries are fabulous, and the funky ambiance and music (sometimes live) makes this a great place to eat.

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Oklahoma
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

First off all I have to say is CHILI CHEESE FRIES WITH COLESLAW! Done and done. Lol. Every time my boyfriend and I go here we share a plate of them. And every time I say, "Next time I am just going to order that for my meal." I finally did last time and was not ashamed in the least!... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I were down in Joplin for Valentine's Day weekend. We read about Instant Karma in Missouri Life magazine and thought it was worth a try. We were quite impressed. We like trying different beers and we were glad to see they had a nice variety of beers. I had the Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout. The menu... More

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Joplin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. Go here for something a little different. We love it. Sometimes they have live music. It is a fun place to eat. Prices are good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Enjoyed the place tremendously! Food was so good had to take some home with us. Might have to make the 8 hrs trip back again. So yummy

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Their "Best of the Wurst" is my favorite. The sauerkraut is awesome. The dijon mustard is deadly -- makes your scalp sweat! YEAH THAT GOOD. And the place has this hip vibe to it. laidback and cool. Give it a try. One of joplin's true hidden gems. Now all they need is their own website, and their menu posted so... More

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