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Red Onion Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Joplin, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I come here frequently for lunch. The specials never fail, to the extent that it's not unusual for them to sell out. Today's special is the Blackened Tuna Sandwich, it more than qualifies as great! This is one of the only places where I will order fish that is not a seafood restaurant.

Thank Toni B
Mount Vernon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here only a couple of times, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times have been wonderful. The food is amazing. We had good service both times. We plan on returning next time we're in Joplin.

Thank Lisa R
Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red onion is a little bit pricey, but it is well worth the price! Everything tastes amazing. The Bruschetta is the best thing in the entire world!

Thank Haba1ba
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to dine, especially for special occasions. The food is wonderful and the service is top-notched. Downtown Joplin. Plenty of parking on the lot just East of them.

Thank Bob A
Wichita KS
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Branson. Perfect all the way around. Large free parking lot, pretty restaurant, friendly host, friendly and efficient server, eclectic menu. Best sweet potato fries I have ever had , vinaigrette dressing for salad / delicious. If we are ever back in Joplin , we will definitely eat here again.

Thank luv2travelwichita18
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here several times a year! The atmosphere is always great! Appetizers are delicious and having dessert first is a must once in a while! Main dishes are always fresh and hot! Family friendly, not a lot of waiting room when there's a line, but so worth the wait!

Thank Carol D
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to eat. The menu offers numerous unique dishes. Of the four times that I have eaten here, all were great and the wait staff courteous and efficient.

Thank Mark T
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping in Joplin on our way through Missouri, we dined at The Red Onion Cafe, and were pleased with the freshness and flavors of the food, and the variety of the menu. I had the Tortellini with Pesto Cream and Chicken, my husband had a lovely Feta and Chicken salad over spinach with candied pecans. The decor was tastefully interesting,... More 

Thank ChereChancey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, as always? This is the place to go for a great lunch or dinner. Friendly staff. Great service.

Thank Julie H
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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

We have enjoyed this cafe a few times over the years and we are never disappointed! Delicious menu options, fair prices, and good customer service in a lovely downtown atmosphere. We will return!

Thank pilgrim1015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801-2260
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: 417-623-1004

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