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Wilder's Steakhouse

1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A step back in time. Circa 1930s style decor. Sat quickly and the waiter was on his game. Onion soup was a winner. The truffle fries are good but should be called home made chips. Steaks were cooked properly and tasty to say the least....More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it for an anniversary or other special occasion (it is on the expensive side so best for a once-in-a-while treat). The atmosphere is incredible; it takes you right back in time but is so nice looking on...More

Thank Marli G
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Wilder's does it right! I ordered the 24 oz. bone in rib-eye steak and it was cooked to perfection! I live in Chicago and travel weeKly. Wilder's really knows how to cook a great steak! Phenomenal sides (Brussell sprouts, baby carrots and incredible mac &...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We had the small beef filet and split a salad. Food was excellent. Had a nice selection of craft beers. My wife mentioned off hand that we were going to split a salad the server split it for us and did not place an up...More

2  Thank Dave H
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows Wilder's is the best restaurant in Joplin Missouri! When you walk in you are walking into history. The restaurant of today is the bar section of the original restaurant. The wonderful wooden booths certainly could relate wonderful stories and facts about Joplin if...More

3  Thank octoberhart
Reviewed May 25, 2016

It has been several years since I was at this place. It has slipped a little over the years. It is still a worth a try. The old wood walls and booths date back to the 50's I'd guess. The food was good but not...More

Thank MikenKS
Reviewed May 18, 2016

.....with a lot of stories to tell. Joplin has a wild and sometimes shady side that we have grown to love. It is easy to imagine Bonnie & Clyde having dinner here in their day, in fact they used to live down the street! If...More

2  Thank DCKFortSmith
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Passing through Joplin, ready to go to a chain steakhouse when Wilders was recommended to us. As promised, beef was excellent, cooked perfectly. Ambience - nothing like the chains. Authentic, local and very enjoyable. Service was excellent. Nice menu, enough variety. Would highly recommend to...More

3  Thank Lucy M
Reviewed April 20, 2016

I always have the filet and salad with ott's dressing and blue cheese crumbles. It's all good though. This is a great place for a business meeting, dinner with friends, or a date. I've been coming here for over 50 years! Make a reservation.

1  Thank Whereaminow1
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Fine dining, great steaks and seafood. Food is all fresh. Service was very good. Style of the restaurant was era of the 40'-50's. Steak was cooked to order. The pasta is made fresh and not the preparred type. Real crab meat on the steak oscar....More

2  Thank JohnandPatsy
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $43
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-7230
  • E-mail
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 and uphold ourselves to very high standards. Please come in and join us for our hormone and antibiotic free Black Angus Beef or some wonderful Wild Caught Seafood. We are always accepting reservations. See you soon.
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