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Instant Karma Gourmet 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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    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
First time

Only been there once. A very small place. Kind of retro. Very good atmosphere. They have excellent food. I think it would do good on DDD. But it mite be to small for that show. I give it 5 stars

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray B
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only been there once. A very small place. Kind of retro. Very good atmosphere. They have excellent food. I think it would do good on DDD. But it mite be to small for that show. I give it 5 stars

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Thank Ray B
Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was really neat with many of the items being recycled. The company prides itself in being eco-friendly which I think is pretty cool. I purchased a to go order around lunch time. It took a little over 20 minutes to prepare my hot dog. It was a a vegetarian dog and they used a different oil to cook... More 

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Thank boyceth
Toronto, Canada
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185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried it after seeing the Tripadvisor reviews. I have no idea how it can be rated number 2 in Joplin, except it can not be because of the food. This is basically a bar, with bar food. I tried a jazzed up regular hot dog called Chihuhua, and shoestring fries, both were OK but nothing special. However, it's in an... More 

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Thank raggarbil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic and creative food. fun atmosphere. slow kitchen but good service. I love the sweetpotato fries.

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Thank Sarah C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was cool. The food was great. The Angry Redneck hot dog was amazing with Ranch Slaw, chili and jalapeños. The sweet potato fries were good, as well.

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Thank Darren D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We love Instant Karma!! You cannot beat the fresh, eclectic daily specials, rotating beer selection and hipster ambiance . Their gourmet burgers and angry redneck fries are out of this world!

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Thank Paige S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! While looking for a place for dinner after arriving in town we first decided not to go here because of the name including Gourmet Hot Dogs. The staff at the hotel suggested it with high praises and said they have way more than hot dogs so we decided to give it a try. One of us... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Joplin, Missouri, United States
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

What a fun, casual atmosphere for dining or hanging with friends. But the best part of Instant Karma is the food. Every day, there is a unique and creative special that seems to be put together with some odd combinations. And then we try it and it is amazing. My favorite so far was Grilled Cheese Week and the accompanying... More 

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Thank Anonymous4488
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Instant Karma is one of those places you go again and again. The atmosphere is super laid back and welcoming. While they are known for gourmet hot dogs, I prefer the vegan chili over a bed of fries. So, so very good.

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Thank Callie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This was great! Great taste, great variety, great portion! Currently on a low carb diet. Very accommodating. Can't wait to come back and try something different!!!Love it! Will definitely be back!

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?