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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Went here with friends from Webb City. The food is very good and like most high end places it is expensive for a small portion. We all enjoyed our food and I would eat here again but don’t know if we will pass this way...again. It is a quaint place and most people would find the food and atmosphere enjoyable.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

We had a large group and service was good. Might be a bit overpriced but steak was perfectly prepared. Waitress got someone's order wrong and they ended up with the very pricey crab legs instead of what they actually ordered. But overall a good meal...for a large group. Just plan on $$$!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 30, 2021 via mobile

I ordered well done Medallions and had to send them back twice. The manager was really nice and didn’t charge me for the steak and gave us dessert for free.! The steak oscar was not good. The best part was the service and the dessert.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the outside appearance. Inside is much different. Art Deco would be a good description. The menu is extensive with plenty of appetizers and salads to choose from. The cocktail menu is the same. Now the good part, the entrees. Steak, pork...and fish. Our group had one of each. All were excellent. The service was very good and our waiter knew the menu. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

We went to Wilder’s on a cold day in February. Our meal, drinks and the atmosphere were very warming. We started with the crab dip and flatbread. It was very good. I was impressed by their cocktail list and had a French 75. This was...my first one and it was very good. We then had a basket of bread. This maybe my only complaint. The bread was good but I am certain it is a brand called Sister Schubert’s. I would have expected house made bread. The butter that they serve is very sweet and tasty. Our meals were delicious. I had the Wilder Mignons which I would highly recommend. Others in my group had blackened chicken, seafood special and truffled Mac and cheese and twice backed potato. The wine list was nice. My wife had a Riesling from Germany and I had a glass of Boudreaux. We finished by sharing a piece of chocolate layer cake that was served with a candle. The restaurant has a long bar but all of the remaining seats looked to be booths that were private and you cannot see the other guests. Each seat has a light that can be dimmed. The meal was expensive but it was my birthday and it was a great meal.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2021

My wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday. The place is a little old but the food and service were great. We will definitely return if we happen to be in Joplin again in the future.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

The Bordeaux, draft beer, and Manhattan’s combined with the bruschetta were an excellent start. We had several Items on the dinner menu and all were served to our expectations with overall excellent effect. The chocolate cake was also perfecto! The price is high, perhaps $$$-$$$$...range, but the hostess/server/bartender softened the blow to our liking. One day we will go back and hopefully enjoy it as much.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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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...with excellent service and a fine menu, good wone OST. I would not pass this place by if you are in the areawine OaMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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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...1929, I figured they had to be doing something right. We reserved one of the high back booths next to their art deco bar which provided both the perfect ambient atmosphere and the privacy one enjoys when dining. Amber, our waitress, was everything one wants in a waitress, personable, attentive, knowledgeable, quick, witty, and probably some other good things I don’t have room to relate. She gave us a tour of the building since we had come in from the front and the main way in is from the parking lot in the back. They had a decent wine list with a number of entries from Oregon and its Willamette Valley which makes the very best Pinot Noir’s so I had a couple of glasses of those, very nice pours, by the way. I paired this with their Medallions au poivre and a smoked gouda double baked potato plus I stole a half dozen or more exquisitely prepared asparagus spears from my wife’s plate of smoked pork chop or a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with a plum and apricot chutney. Everything we had was exceptional–perfect–and then Marsha Pawlus, one of the owners, stopped by to see how we were doing with the single order of bread pudding and French pressed coffee. We were doing well. I’m aware of the halo effect in which you upgrade every experience based on your background beliefs or prior experience but this restaurant is located downtown and downtowns are not what they used to be in 1929, so we came in the door somewhat trepidatious. But everything inside was perfect and our fears were washed away. We’ve written about many fine meals on Trip Advisor over the years but this one is by far the very best. Five Stars.More

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

Yes, Wilder's Steakhouse offers takeout services.

Wilder's Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4