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Red Onion Cafe

203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
417-623-1004
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Ranked #2 of 194 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a great find while here on business. Off the beat and path in downtown but so worth the journey. Food was wonderful, service was great and ambiance set the mood. Had onion soup yum and the pesto tortellini pasta so good. Companion had the salad with house dressing excellent with Tuscan chicken yummy. Would highly recommend.

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Joplin, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here for years and never been disappointed. I give the excellent rating more for the consistent quality of the food and service than for just one amazing meal. If you are from out of town this is one of your best shots at a LOCAL eatery. While you can still smoke in Joplin, this establishment is smoke free.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While staying the night in Joplin we used Trip Advisor to pick a restaurant for dinner. We were looking for a moderate priced, non-chain place for a casual meal. The Red Onion was perfect. It is right in downtown Joplin with plenty of parking in an adjacent lot. We were seated right away and the host was pleasant and efficient.... More

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Irvine, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a great dinner here while visiting friends Joplin. We had the tortellini pasta with pesto sauce that was delicious along with a great salad, potato soup, and yummy garlic bread. They had so many wonderful dishes that we want to go back. We are used to boutique American cuisine restaurants in California but never expected to find one... More

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St. Charles
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164 reviews 164 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to dinner early and when we arrived there were only a half a dozen other parties in the dining room. We were promptly seated next to the kitchen and as we found out, evidently in close proximity to the dishwasher. This might be less noticeable with a full dining room and increased noise level but not so great... More

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Sedalia, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I was referred here by a local friend and he even gave me a gift certificate. Lunch for two was $20. It was very busy and seating was limited. They gave me the wrong side dish, but I didn't say anything. A few minutes later they brought my side and apologized and I had never said anything. That was nice... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love everything they have! Especially their potato soup! Also, like their second location on 32nd St. The Red Onion Express!

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Vantaa, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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