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Undercliff Grill & Bar

6385 Old Highway 71, Joplin, MO 64804-8301
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Ranked #57 of 194 restaurants in Joplin
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Grill
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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72% Recommend
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English first
Kansas City area
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to the Undercliff Grill and Bar last week with a group of 27 bikers. Arrive right before lunch and we got seated outside, which was very nice, and several sat inside. There was adequate parking but quickly we were told "no alcohol." Seems as if they had their license suspended for several days. That certainly was not "the... More

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West Fork, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We heard about this place and rode the motorcycle about 2 hours to check this place out. Granted we hit this place on a Holiday weekend. Staff was subpar, but claimed to be understaffed. We get on a waiting list, but we ended up having to ask about a table again when I saw somebody come in after us getting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We always look for a place that's not an ordinary stop. This did not disappoint. Good food. Nice history. Good place to bring the family or hang out and kick back a couple of drinks. A gem.

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Mulberry, Kansas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went to eat at the Undercliff today, in Tipton Ford, Mo.(6/22/14). We had been there several times before. This is pretty much a biker bar. We rode the motorcycle down there. After the ordeal today, probably won't go back again. This time was surely different though. First thing the waitress told us, "There's no hamburgers". My wife ordered Fish Portions(There... More

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Independence, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Need some R & R, GREAT food, FABULOUS wait staff, then get going to the Under cliff!!! This is an AWESOME spot for that SPECIAL meal, too! I have undulged in several of the menu items and have enjoyed all! It's located in a remote area, calm and serene so the atmosphere stands alone! Remember though, the Under cliff is... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

For the life of me, I don't understand how anyone can say the food here "is not great" (as a previous reviewer stated). It is fanTAStic! We had the NY strip steak and smoked porkchops. They both were phenom-nom-nom-menal! The broccoli I chose as one of my sides was not just steamed, but then they grill it, so it has... More

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des moines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The atmosphere is terrific - part bar, part roadside grill with a backwall that is a rock cliff. Great front porch with tables. Nice big booths. No reservations taken. Extensive menu. The food and service were not great. The menu is mostly fried. They were out of salmon, only had 2 pieces of pie left at 5:30p and the steak... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went here recently for lunch hoping for one of their great hamburgers. However, the cigarette smoke drove us away.

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Belton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have been here three times now with friends and family. This restaurant is a bit out of the way, you will need a map to find it if you are not familiar with the area and it’s easy to miss in the dark. When I went with a friend from Kansas City, we drove passed it in the dark... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Interesting history with larger selection of food than expected for a grill and bar. Some vegetarian choices but most normal fare. Reasonably priced and worth seeing and eating here. Dark but this place is actually under the cliff, you can see the cliff.

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