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“Who knew this is what a hot dog could be?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Instant Karma Coffee Shop

Instant Karma Coffee Shop
527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-206-3647
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Ranked #3 of 196 Restaurants in Joplin
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Joplin, MO
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130 restaurant reviews
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“Who knew this is what a hot dog could be?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

If you want to ditch the common frankfurter, head to Instant Karma. Located downtown, they have a unique take on the old hotdog. How about it wrapped in bacon? How about it wrapped in bacon THEN deep fried (like a corn dog), how about it wrapped in bacon, deep fried AND dusted with powdered sugar? Thats what I'm talking about! I personally go for "The Kitchen Sink", and yes, it lives up to its name. Combine that with their sweet potato fries and you have a happy belly! They also have a vegan menu if you prefer your bun to hold tofu instead. Very eclectic atmosphere with art from local artists adorning their walls. A one of a kind Joplin original. Just be prepared to wait if Joplin is having a big to-do downtown, cause everyone wants to eat here!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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“Love these dogs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

This quaint restaurant in downtown was a pleasant surprise. Eclectic food, but based on the fundamental American hot dog. Wish I lived closer so I could eat there every week. Staff is friendly--willing to help newbies figure out the menu. Keep up the great work!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“the best chili dog in my life - go out of your way to check out Instant Karma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Instant Karma is well worth the quick drive into Joplin from the interstate. Hands down the best chili dog I've ever had - delicious combinations, a funky atmosphere, friendly staff, a historic building - top it off with a slice of pie baked by the owner's mom. Loved it.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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