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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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527 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
+1 417-206-3647
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mu kids took me out for my birthday, Sat. Sept. 24th, 2016 app. 2 pm. It was GREAT! The atmosphere is very relaxing. Our server was very curtious to us even though she was setting up for a large group. The donut burger my son got was a little greasy (it's on a donut) but the meat had a great... More 

Thank patbI772TK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Delicious food, fun combinations. Fun and funky atmosphere with excellent and energetic wait staff. Have tried numerous different menu items and have been delighted every time. Generous portions.

Thank pilgrim1015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I have watched this restaurant open, and grow and become just better and better. If I could eat there everyday I would! The meals and the daily specials are amazing. Check them out on social network!

Thank Margaret S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I have to say I am not much of a hot dog guy but I have like every thing I have tried so far. It is really cool a hotdog joint. Prices are fair. Atmosphere is nice as well.

Thank Travis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing, items are made to order therefore it takes a little longer but well worth the wait. Great beer selection. Love visiting this place!!

Thank Stephanie S
Joplin, Missouri
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This place had been on my wish list for restaurant visits. Lots of people love it! I think that all the hype set a pretty high standard for my expectations. While I loved the atmosphere and "localness" of it all, the food was a little disappointing. I had a grilled cheese burger. Decent patty, but the grilled cheese tasted like... More 

Thank Melisha M
Joplin, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Really nice selection of draft beers. Other food options besides hot dogs, so don't let that scare you off. Fries with various dipping sauces. Try the donut burger!

Thank Tracy C
Joplin, Missouri
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I've been in love with Instant Karma and I've not been. It's great they experiment with new flavors and dishes. When a place is adventurous there are bound to be some misses. Speaking of which I miss the spinach and leak dip with crostini. Bring back the gastro pub fare! Misses include the grilled cheese burgers. A meat patty between... More 

Thank Heath R
Joplin, Missouri
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The beer selection was great, the gourmet hot dog selections were fascinating, service was spot on. My husband and I had a great time.

Thank drgreek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

There isn't a bad item on the menu! The drink selection is fabulous, and the atmosphere is amazing! I can't recommend just one thing as I've tried several and loved them all! Good luck picking!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-206-3647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?