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Red Onion Cafe

203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
417-623-1004
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Ranked #3 of 193 restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Vantaa, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very good service, huge portions, decent prices, good selection of beers. The place was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I do not travel to a downtown restaurant, but this one was highly recommended by a stranger I met at a garage sale in Oklahoma. Since I have a granddaughter attending college in Joplin I wrote the name in my notes. I could hardly wait to go to Joplin for a visit plus try out the food that was highly... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went here for lunch and my party if three each had something different. Everything was very tasty and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return when back in Joplin.

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Forney, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pasta is delicious! Loved the Potato soup too! The dessert was ok. We had the Carmel pecan fudge cake & key lime cheese cake both were just ok. Our waitress was ok but could have checked back more. We needed refills & waited a while on our check. We would go back again but skip dessert.

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Joplin, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went with my nice for a coffe and snack and ended paying almost $50 for real small piece meat and veggie. I feel I was ripp off.there, I would never will go back.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I meet for lunch. A little wait but sooooo worth it. Jake was our server and was perfect. I ordered something that they no longer had on the menu but they made it anyway. Jalapeño Tilapia....it was amazing!!! Serving sizes are perfect. Salad dressing was on the side without asking. The house dressing is a sweet vinaigrette... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Red Onion is the most popular restaurant in town because the food is excellent and consistent. They have been around a long time and will be for sometime in the future.

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Carl Junction, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has became my wife & I favorite place to eat in the Joplin area. At first glance their menu appears to be somewhat limited. However, EVERYTHING on the menu is OUTSTANDING! Any time that we have friends or family come to town to visit we make sure and take them to Red Onion as well. Every time our... More

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Joplin, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I work right across the street from Red Onion, so I've eaten there many many times. I've had lunch, dinner, and take-out from here, and I have yet to be disappointed. Some of my favorites are the Mandarin Orange salad, which has their awesome house dressing and candied almonds, and Penne from Heaven, penne pasta with bacon, green onions, and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I visited the Red Onion with my mother for lunch last month. The food was great, I finished all of mine. I ordered the Tuscany Chicken, and the sauce was awesome! The desserts are delicious, but are frozen and then thawed, being shipped in from St. Louis. It'd be great if they had some "made in house" desserts. However, I... More

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