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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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Joplin, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hadn't been in for quite a while. The last time was years ago. Glad we stopped in for dinner. The atmosphere is great with a mix of young and old patrons. Service was very good and the food was great. Worth the visit. The only problem is with parking.

Thank Gary E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was fun, service was very friendly. Relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely visit again. Only con was the fries were a little cold. I had the Cubano and it was very tasty.

Thank Shelley C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety and very crafty combinations. Pulled pork and pork belly was extremely dried out. Chili was NOT good. Service was inattentive. I love the atmosphere, but I've had better burgers.

Thank GoodEatsReviwer
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch with family. It's in downtown Joplin and something you see in much larger cities. Totally unexpected, great menu, cool owners. We loved our choices as did our kiddos. Recommend. Fun menu, unique foodie options.

Thank Twinmommy123
Davenport, Iowa
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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4 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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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?