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Fred & Red's

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1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804
+1 417-781-5341
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“spaghetti” (6 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
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1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Joplin must do. The best Spaghetti Red you will ever have . Always great food. Friendly staff. Fast service. Fair price.

Thank rickayj
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Avoiding chains? This is the place to go. A beloved restaurant for many, many years Fred and Reds is a slice of old school Americana. Go for the food and atmosphere. Imagine a time when "workmans lunch" meant something, and a two lane road was...More

Thank ItchyFeetGettingAway
Reviewed July 12, 2018

50's charm sit down bar wit waitresses serving immediately. Grilled hamburgers are the best around. If you don't care for speghetti you can have chilli with beans or a tamali spread

Thank drg0uld
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have driven past this place for 30 years, I am sorry I missed it all those years. This is a U counter of 30 or so seats. Tamales and / or Spaghetti covered in chili (with or without beans) I had half Tamales and...More

Thank 318bks
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

I imagine the interior of this place hasn’t changed much since opening in 1923. That is some of what brings people back. It is a simple formula, good food, a little ambiance and people will come back. I personally don’t like all the grease that...More

Thank MikeMc33
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Do not come to Joplin unless you eat at Fred & Red’s ! I was raised in this area and moved to Little Rock years ago. But when I get back here this is a must!!!

Thank Larry B
Reviewed September 10, 2017

I love Fred & Red's. I first came here over 50 years ago with my grandpa, and it hasn't changed a bit. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The secret recipe chili is perfect, and the spaghetti red is the very best in the...More

Thank 68amx
Reviewed August 16, 2017

best spaghetti ever - they have a secret recipe and its delicious. You won't be disappointed. Give it a try.

Thank sphillip
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We have been a few times since they reopened with new ownership. Chili isn't as greasy as it was with the previous owners. I think it's better. Their cheesburgers and fries are excellent. Service has been good every time we have gone. I can't wait...More

Thank Momof2boysathome
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I have not been to Fred & Red's in over 20 years but when I had it last month it brought back great memories and the Spaghetti Red tasted exactly the same. Can't wait to take my kids.

Thank mkldad
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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-781-5341
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Fred & Red's is an iconic diner and restaurant in Joplin MO serving tamales, chili, hamburgers, cony hot dogs and its celebrated spaghetti red. Since 1923 the restaurant has been serving its legendary chili and today the recipe has remained in-tact. When you order a plate of chili, you will taste the same famous original recipe created nearly 100 years ago. The restaurant has been visited by many celebrities, but our joy comes in serving the local residents. Come out and enjoy a piece of history at the original and famous Fred & Red’s in Joplin MO.
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