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Red Onion Cafe

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203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
417-623-1004
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Great Food and Service

I have been going to The Red Onion for a few weeks now and haven't had a bad experience yet. I eat here mostly for lunch. My favorite lunch item is the BLT and A. I have ordered it several times. The lunch Tilapia is also quite good. The Red Onion Cafe is a great spot to eat and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
boyceth
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Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to The Red Onion for a few weeks now and haven't had a bad experience yet. I eat here mostly for lunch. My favorite lunch item is the BLT and A. I have ordered it several times. The lunch Tilapia is also quite good. The Red Onion Cafe is a great spot to eat and I... More 

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Thank boyceth
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I often have lunch together during the week, and this is one of favorite places to go. Even when they're packed (which they often are), the wait is never very long, yet you don't feel like you're being rushed either. The food is great, with lots of different options, and it comes quickly and well prepared every... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a pet peeve that when you visit off hours (between lunch and dinner) you get terrible service - but thanks to JAKE, this was not the case at the Red Onion. I dined alone after a business meeting and I was welcomed to sit for 2 hours working, eating and enjoying every moment. I had the "Love Me... More 

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Thank FarTarTraveler
Carl Junction, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to stop by and enjoy some unique food! A variety ranging from salads, appetizers, and main dishes that you can choose from ranging from beef, chicken, and seafood!

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Thank dawnmertens
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant you visit when you just want to slow down, enjoy your company, soak in the ambiance and have a wonderful meal. This is our favorite anniversary place, even though we visit a lot more often that then. Try it. You'll like it.

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Thank Bob A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

No wonder this place has been in business for 20 years. We ordered 3 dishes and every one of them were divine. The Chicken Alfredo is probably the best we have ever tasted. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank 3TravelingDawgs
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great atmosphere and quality food. The place was very busy even though we were a little after the normal lunch hour, but service was good and the food was very tasty and unique.

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Thank Kevin B
Joplin, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You're greeted at the door and escorted to your table. The menu is fantastic. The chef is talented; not one unpleasant item on the menu. The menu is also somewhat eclectic. Most everyone will find something they like. The spinach artichoke dip is wonderful. I love to go here with my daughter and have a little "girl time" lunch. Most... More 

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Thank Denise D
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Red Onion has been in historic downtown Joplin for 20 years. The house salad dressing is so loved by the locals that they sell it by the bottle. The West Coast Chicken sandwich is the best of everything. Great for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Callie H
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Met up with several friends on a recent afternoon for lunch. Had heard much about Red Onion but living 50 miles away had never been. Wow! Had a really good Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and a fresh salad. The waitress was extremely friendly and kept our drinks topped off the entire hour and a half we were there. All of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: 417-623-1004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?