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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 159
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 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
Best French Onion Soup!

I go here once a week just for the French Onion Soup and Salad. The soup is well seasoned and there is loads of cheese and bread in it. You cannot go wrong ordering this. Wait staff is awesome and helpful as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Anthony W
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I go here once a week just for the French Onion Soup and Salad. The soup is well seasoned and there is loads of cheese and bread in it. You cannot go wrong ordering this. Wait staff is awesome and helpful as well.

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Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

i have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed!!!! Salads are delicious- stuffed mushrooms are to die for !!!! Sandwiches are great too .

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We picked this restaurant based on the reviews, and it didn't disappoint us. The menu had a lot of variety, and the service was quick and very courteous. You could see that it was a good choice to enjoy a social or business meal. Save room for dessert!

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Lowell, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I drove to Joplin for shopping. We decided to have dinner at the Red Onion Cafe, which is located in downtown of the city. We both had a complete dinner. My wife had the special, Creole Steak with Shrimp and I had the BBQ Chicken with Shrimp, my wife selected the salad and I chose the soup.... More 

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Southwest Missouri, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were excited to try this out for the first time after moving to Joplin recently. We were seated immediately and our server was a well dressed young lady who promptly delivered menus and drinks, and then disappeared. I was all set to order a deliciously described steak when the serve explained the biggest cut of meat they have is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. The service was outstanding, the atmosphere great, and I cannot rely how much I love the French onion soup here. My wife got a chicken sandwich, and everything about it was spot on. if you like American cuisine, then you should eat here.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We usually drive by Joplin en route from TX to IL, but this time we decided to take a look at Joplin post-2011 tornado. The lady at the state visitor center gave us welcome advice on places to stay and eat. This restaurant was mentioned twice. It is located near the historic Route 66 in the downtown area. Good parking... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is the place to stop for some good food and wonderful conversation with the locals. Amazing stories of resilience, hope and determination following the devastating tornado in May 2011.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was surprised by the thoughtfulness of the menu. Although the name intrigued me, I assumed it would be more “home cooking” than a seasonal and somewhat complex menu. By complex I mean created by someone with a real pallet for flavors and how those translate with what is in season. I had the Harvest Spinach Apple Salad which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food was quite acceptable. Service was good. Prices were not unreasonable. The selection of beers was interesting

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Additional Information about Red Onion Cafe

Address: 203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
Phone Number: 417-623-1004
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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?