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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to go eat at Hackett's but the kitchen closed early. Decided to go around the corner to look around and found this place. Didn't expect much out of it being a hotdog place, but was way wrong. Best hotdog I've ever had. Price was what I expected and the food was great. The lady we had waitressing us was... More 

Thank Mark M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, I ordered the 'kitchen sink' and we shared a large order of fries. (Enough for 3-4) . Fun, art for sale, Pokemon friendly, I'd go back

Thank Amber R
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The creative menu offerings are as good as they are off grid! No disappointments! When specials are offered--superb! No one serves up crispy shoestring fries like Instant Karma! So yum! A family and friends hangout for sure. Friends bring friends here and families celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here and we go here every Saturday evening! It's a busy unique eatery... More 

Thank StanP02
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here tons of times! The food, service, drinks & atmosphere are perfect! I have had the best experiences & couldn't find a bad thing to say if I tried. I love their burgers & dogs & their cheese fries are to die for! Recently I have tried their jalapeño margarita & I am in love! It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?