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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-206-3647
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank skeeter716
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service. Menu contains some pretty wild items like grilled cheese sandwiches for your buns for your Hamburger and bacon wrapped hot dogs

Thank David R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place makes you smile when you walk in the door. It is colorful and a bit "hippyish" without being too much. They use cloth napkins that are colorful and just made me smile. The food has cute names. We sat down and were waited on immediately. Our waitress was friendly and good. The food came quickly as well. We... More 

Thank Dixie H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want something different and unique, Instant Karma is for you. Normally is pack. Come early to beat the crowd. We got our food quickly. The value depends on what you get. I always like to get the special. The service was excellent the last time we went there. Before this visit, we order food, but we were still... More 

Thank Joy C
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Joplin with my kids, taking them to a model train show, and afterwards checked Tripadvisor for a place to go. They love hot dogs, so this instantly occurred to me as the place to take them. It was as much fun as it promised to be. Their hot dogs were imaginative and varied -- I'm not exactly... More 

Thank prairiecode
Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find on our visit to Joplin. A young girl recommend it to us and it did not disappoint! Great and unique menu. The combination of dogs made it almost impossible to choose.

Thank lnafus
Columbia, Missouri
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So as we waited for our lunch, two guys with skateboards came in. I think that is a great intro to this place. The food is great, the beer is great, the service is great. Now, we visited on July 3rd, the place was packed and it took us 1.5 hours to get our food, which sucked. I knocked them... More 

Thank Nick P
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast. There were three adults and two children in our party. The staff seated us promptly and we stalled a bit sorting through their extensive beer menu. Our food arrived about 15 minutes after we ordered. Everyone loved their food choices. I got a PBJ burger that was awesome.

Thank MykeKuhn
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the reviews of this restaurant we decided to give it a try on a recent stay in Joplin. My spouse loves hot dogs but unfortunately a "ball park" frank would have been better. This gourmet hot dog was not as big around as his thumb and did not even fill up the length of the bun. I had... 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-206-3647

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