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632 S 8th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 232-3611
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting place with good food and service

A funky bar with a nice deli. Service is friendly and efficient. Fine for families. Had excellent sandwiches prepared to order, food was quick and well-made. Only drawback is that even though the bar is in a area sheltered from the bar, a lot of cigarette smoke filters over. For nonsmokers it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2013
guyfromkansas
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Kansas City, KS
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere true to how this place looked back in the day. Great service, food is excellent as well. Engaging and gracious staff. Very rare find in St Joseph. Stopped by on recent visit and relived childhood memories. Will be back on next trip to town. Recommend the Reuben, suspect most anything will be good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Water was good. Menu was useful to pass the time. Waited 20 minutes for server to come back & take my order. She never did so I left. Saw her walk back & forth a few times & actually walk by. Never asked if she could take my order or if I was waiting for other people to show up.

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Thank Stephanie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped here on our way through to Kansas. Wonderful food, great, friendly, service by Alissa even though she had a now show for work that day. The I had the half sandwich and chili--the chili was great, sandwich very good. Wife loved her tuna sandwich. Alissa talked us into the cheesecake, one if a kind-ish, but very, very good. Interior... More 

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Kansas City, KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A funky bar with a nice deli. Service is friendly and efficient. Fine for families. Had excellent sandwiches prepared to order, food was quick and well-made. Only drawback is that even though the bar is in a area sheltered from the bar, a lot of cigarette smoke filters over. For nonsmokers it is stinky; if you can't tolerate smoke, definitely... More 

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Thank guyfromkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I was in town on business and one of the locals took me here for lunch. The sandwich I had was among the best ive eaten. I really liked the old school decor too. It made me feel at home, I guess I'm a little old school myself.

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Thank Dleep
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Had a meeting with a local supplier in the area, he took us here for lunch. The second you entered, the first word that comes to mind is "WOW!" You are transported instantly back into time. We grabbed a seat near the window and service was prompt and friendly. I ordered the French dip with shrimp corn chowder. While we... More 

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Thank Polo789
Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have to stop by every time I'm in town. The food is good, the music is great, and you won't find a friendlier staff. A place where 'everybody knows your name'! The cheesecake is home-made and original recipe - delicious!

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Thank Emma W
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

a st joseph icon. i go less often because of the smoking policy, but approve of the right of owners to establish their own policy. consistently the BEST live music in town.......

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King City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Magoon's Deli is a great place for a super sandwich. The staff and owner always treat you like old friends. Famous for serving Magoon's 1918 Chili recipe - delicious. Louie makes a great Reuben sandwich, my favorite, but all the sandwiches get great reviews from locals. The music starts Tuesday nights with an Open Jam, sometimes with a guest artist... More 

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Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via Local Picks

Back in the day charm, with here and now atmosphere.... Lunch is always DELISH, the cook really knows what he is doing and can BLOW your mind with sandwiches and fixin's. He still makes Old Man Magoon's Chili just the same as its been made for years upon years and the Dr. Brown's takes you back home again!! Live music... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 632 S 8th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: (816) 232-3611

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  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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