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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings


Wilder's Three Onion Soup
Caramelized white and red onion in traditional beef stock, topped with house made crouton, gruyere cheese and green onion
Roma Tomatoes with fresh basil pesto in a baked parmesan bowl with focaccia toasts
Thai Beef Brochette
Grilled tenderloin skewers with a rich Thai chili glaze then topped with a spicy coconut sauce
Petite Mignons
Applewood smoked bacon wrapped tenderloin medallions, in a pool of Wilder's signature steak sauce finished with asiago cheese sauce
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Wilder's special recipe of assorted cheeses, fresh spinach, artichoke hears and double smoked bacon served with grill pita points
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Oven broiled crimini mushrooms stuffed with king crab, cheeses and garlic butter
Seafood Bisque
Wilder's own, rich blend of fresh fish stock and heavy cream, pureed and topped with creme fraiche
Shrimp Cocktail
Four jumbo shrimp, served with fresh lemon wedge and house made cocktail sauce
Crab Cakes
King and lump crab, panko breaded, pan fried served with classic remoulade
Sushi Grade Tuna
Blackened yellow fin fillet seared rare, with wasabi, pickled ginger, Thai chili aioli and soy sauce
All steaks paired with your choice of one side item at no charge
Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Chargrilled to your specifications
Six ounce $26.00
Eight ounce $28.00
Ten ounce $32.00
Kansas City Strip
Twelve ounce center cut strip loin
Steak Oscar
Tenderloin medallions with king crab, fresh grilled asparagus, and bearnaise sauce
T-Bone Steak
Twenty four ounce king cut - this steak is not available well done
Filet Du Pont
Six ounce center cut tenderloin, carmelized onion, mushroom duxelles, gruyere cheese
Blackened Rib-Eye
Flavorful, juicy, seared with blackening spices, twelve ounce cut
Beef Master
Twenty four ounce, cut to order, bone-in rib eye steak - this steak not available well done
Medallions Au Poivre
Seared pepper encrusted tenderloin medallions with bleu cheese demi glaze
Surf and Turf
Choose steak then pair with choice of fresh fish selection, South American lobster, grilled jumbo shrimp, Pacific king salmon, seared scallops, barramundi, sushi tuna - please ask server for pricing
The Wilder's Wedge
Iceberg wedge topped with English bleu cheese crumbles, housemade bleu cheese dressing, Applewood smoked bacon, local farm fresh tomatoes
Spinach Salad
Fresh baby spinach with imported goat cheese, red onion, Applewood smoked bacon, crimini mushrooms and balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled Romaine
Wedge of romaine heart, char-grilled, served warm with classic Caesar dressing, fresh parmesan, fontina, asiago cheeses and garlic crouton toasts
Wild caught - sustainable
With basil pesto, balsamic reduction and butter sauce
Pacific King Salmon
Pan sauteed and finished with sauteed fennel salad and buerre blanc
Lobster Tail
South American, oven broiled, thirteen ounce tail, with drawn butter, presented on a bed of sauteed spinach
Scallop and Shrimp Scampi
Seared sea scallops and sauteed jumbo shrimp, white wine, lemon and garlic sauce
Langastino Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Chef's blend of five imported cheeses, garlic, truffle oil, sauteed, topped with parmesan and panko bread crumbs, finished in the oven until golden brown
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
House smoked, half slab with Wilder's strawberry balsamic BBQ sauce, presented with garlic mashed potatoes
Blackened Chicken
Breast of chicken, pan seared with blackening spices, served with garlic mashed potatoes in natural jus
Colorado Lamb Chops
Seasonal vegetable ragout with demi-glaze and pomegranate gastrique
French Cut Pork Chop
Bone-in, hickory smoked, grilled, thick cut chop, dried fruit chutney, finished with red pepper glaze, served with garlic mashed potatoes
Eggplant Rollatini
Butter fried eggplant stuffed with mascarpone and parmesan covered in housemade marinara
Chicken Piccata
Pan fried breast with lemon, capers and white wine served over linguini
Grilled Asparagus
Sauteed Fresh Spinach
House-made Onion Rings
Baked Potato
Truffled Macaroni and Cheese
Twice Baked Potato
Sauteed Mushrooms
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Tossed Green Salad
Steak Cut Fries
Wilder's Steakhouse is part of Joplin's past and future. As the third owners of the restaurant we find our selves stewards of a historical piece of the Joplin landscape. Originally opened in 1929 by Mr. Verne Wilder it grew to encompass the 1200 block of main street with banquet facilities, bar, package sales, dining room and featured speak easy functions upstairs. We wish these walls could talk - we have had some really great stories shared by guests of the restaurant. We purchased Wilder's in 1996 and are proud to have uncovered some of the original beauty of the 1908 building we dwell in. As a fine dining restaurant in Joplin we strive to give all of our guests a wonderful dining experience
$17 - $43
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
American, Steakhouse
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We have been to Joplin twice on our way to visit family in Dallas. First time we found this restaurant by accident. The second time no accident as we know where we wanted to have dinner. The setting is a throw back to fine dining...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019

Whenever we plan to stay overnight in an unfamiliar town, I check to see what Trip Advisor has to say about the restaurants, so when we first found ourselves in Joplin, my research came up with Wilder’s Steakhouse, and since it had been there since...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Food = Awesome Atmosphere = Awesome Service = Awesome Being a Native Texan, I KNOW a great steak....and this restaurant has one!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 31, 2019

One of the best food we ate during our trip. Food was delicious and the atmosphere is delighful. Staff was highlight of this place. Great job!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Old time steakhouse downtown Joplin. Dark, lots of wood and doesn’t look like much from the outside. Even though dark inside, everyone was so nice and inviting, large wine pours, reasonable prices and food was so, so good. Bacon appetizer was amazing, then shaved Brussel...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 15, 2019

Wow — best crab cakes in years, would not have expected that in Joplin. Also our steak were of good quality, but while we had ordered them medium-rare they were medium to well-done. The owner or manager immediately offered to recook, but since we dislike...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Absolutely great. Price point is higher end of mid range, but worth every penny. One of the best filets I've had.The atmosphere is old school, traditional, upper end steakhouse. Everything is just right from start to finish. The wait staff is excellent- just right balance...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Wilders has been in business for decades, not continuously, but continuous for having a stellar reputation. Innovative menu takes twists on many dinner staples, like grilled romaine salad. Whether it’s appetizer, salad, entree or dessert, every dish we have had there has been memorable. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Not sure what all the fuss is about with this place. Nothing special and way overpriced. I can get better at Logan’s.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. We were seated in an overflow room which was perfect as it allowed us to stay longer and visit. The food was delicious and the service superb. We would definitely eat here again. NOTE: the pork...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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February 11, 2017|
Response from Marli G | Reviewed this property |
From my memory, around $20-$50 depending on the dish.
Ginger B
January 12, 2017|
Response from Marli G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they specialize in steak but they have lots of other options!
Marli G
September 28, 2016|
Response from octoberhart | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Make a reservation for one of the original wooden booths!
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