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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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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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Davenport, Iowa
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been living in the very predictable Midwest for six years and this place shook up my palate a little bit!! The service was exceptional. The food was great as well--I ordered the banh mi hotdog and it was gorgeous to look at and tasted great. I also had the local fried mushrooms-I wouldn't get those again, though. I... More 

Thank LG1837
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I can't even start to believe Instant Karma is rated #2 in Joplin! IT'S OVER PRICED RUBBER HOT DOGS FOLKS!! I had the privilege of eating lunch at "Instant Regret" a couple of weeks ago. "The Angry Redneck" is what I ordered for $9.00 and I see why its called "Angry". Basically a chili dog with a stale bun and... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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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, Pub
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?