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The Eagle Drive-In

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4224 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801
1 417.623.2228
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Slipped some, will try later

Ate here before and it was better. Prime rib chilli is very good. Ordered blackened blue steak. It was over cooked, not hot (temp) and had no blue cheese. Had garlic chive mashed they were dry. Also brought me fries. Normally they are much better. I heard the owner/chef was away. If you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Ate here before and it was better. Prime rib chilli is very good. Ordered blackened blue steak. It was over cooked, not hot (temp) and had no blue cheese. Had garlic chive mashed they were dry. Also brought me fries. Normally they are much better. I heard the owner/chef was away. If you here he is gone maybe give it... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When I was told by my family that we have to eat here, I had mixed feelings when we pulled up to the front. It looked like a 1970's walk-up ice cream venue from when I was a kid. Upon entering, I noticed that there were only about 7-10 tables plus a bar area. Very small and quaint. My husband... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You will not be disappointed... Best burger and fries in Joplin. Absolutely LOVE their Eagle sauce with their fries!!!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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222 reviews 222 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

On the outside this looks like a burger joint from the fifties, which is what we had hoped for. Insted we got a very pleasant surprise. Inside is an upscale little eatery with a varied menu. I had the patty melt, my wife the Eagle Burger. Both very tasty.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Based on the outside we would have driven right by, but we stopped because of the positive reviews. I am glad we did! I had the elk burger, which was alright. I was not a big fan of the malbec onions. The french fries are great! I love the variety of sauces you can choose from along with the variety... More 

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very eclectic and somewhat upscale menu. Burgers, for sure, but done with a fresh view to what a burger should be. If you're looking for greasy spoon fare, this isn't the place, but for something a bit out of the ordinary, give them a try. Great service and rapport, and atmosphere. A "comfortable" place to visit.

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Joplin, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been to The Eagle Drive-In on multiple occasions and have always enjoyed the meal. Not a chain but a great little local restaurant that is worth the drive across town. Prime rib, burgers, salads, it's all good! The Eagle Sauce is the best! :-)

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Durham, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've never cared much about burgers, and almost never order one when we go out to eat, but when I found myself at this very small roadside restaurant I felt compelled to order the Eagle Burger ... and I'm so happy I did. I can honestly say that this was the best darn burger I've ever had! It's a thick... More 

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Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband had been told by his co-workers to go try this place out. We are so glad we did! It is delicious! Blueberry BBQ Bison burger yummmmm, the fries...yummmm....We have come back every chance we get to try new items. The service is top notch (Jason you are wonderful!). Try the White Lady wine...yummmmm. I would write more but... More 

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Springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Just a minute off Int. 40. A small place but glad we stopped. Enjoyed our burgers and draft beer and hard cider. Friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4224 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: 1 417.623.2228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

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