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Instant Karma Coffee Shop

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American, Hot Dogs
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527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-206-3647
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is our Cheers . The people are great, it's like a welcoming family with everyone that comes in the door. Beer selection is always great, and changes. Lots of local craft beers on tap. Food is great, sweet potato fries are the best. If they are extremely busy (third Thursday, Friday or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Lori W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is our Cheers . The people are great, it's like a welcoming family with everyone that comes in the door. Beer selection is always great, and changes. Lots of local craft beers on tap. Food is great, sweet potato fries are the best. If they are extremely busy (third Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, etc), be prepared to wait... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love this place. They always have about a dozen craft beers on tap. They have an interesting line up of hot dogs and hamburgers and they also have something new every day which they call the daily special which is something not on the menu that they are serving for that day. They have a fun, friendly staff and... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are craving the unusual in hot dogs, Instant Karma is the place to go. We were amazed by the variety and creativity of the offerings in both hot dogs and hamburgers. Everything was delicious and served quickly. They do take reservations, and I would suggest you make one if you go on the weekend because the place filled... More 

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Eccentric restaurant in historic, downtown Joplin. Serving unheard of hotdog and hamburger creations that you won't find anywhere else. My fave is the teriyaki and pineapple hotdog. Have been several times for lunch during work days, and also on weekends with my young daughters. Food has been great every time- service is great, but cooks seem to be a bit... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lots of beer choices and friendly service. I love the turning Japanese dog and the sweet potato fries. Vegetarians have many choices here as well.

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Baxter Springs, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Instant Karma is a very trendy, hipster-style restaurant, but don't be afraid if you are not hipster! I am far from the young crowd, but the atmosphere is very welcoming for all. One thing I love about IK is the variety of vegan choices on the menu! When the server came to take our orders, I told her I was... More 

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Dwight, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You gotta try this place!! It was a Friday night, was told about this place by chef at hotel I was staying in Hilton Garden Inn. Hot dog with anything you can think of and beer. Tried the " best of the wurst". It was awesome with fries and 2 beers. Talked to a couple of guys on my left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is fantastic. The food is phenomenal and staff very friendly. Love the Moscato on tap! Angry Redneck Fries are good but nothing is better than the sweet potato fries with special dip. You can't go wrong with any of their hotdogs but my personal favorite is the salmon.

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In town on business. Had dinner at the bar. Ordered the Teuben, which is like a hotdog Reuben. It was AMAZING! Great selection of craft beers on tap. Fast friendly service. Can't wait to try this place again

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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food: 4 Selection: 4 Service: 4 Cost: 4 Aesthetics: 4 Overall: 4 Great food, even if they are "just" hotdogs. Everything I've had from here has been excellent. They do get rather busy and have a long wait for good usually around lunch. That's the biggest downfall. Turning Japanese is great BTW. ;)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-206-3647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?