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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Onion Cafe

Red Onion Cafe
Ranked #1 of 223 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Red Onion with my mother for lunch last month. The food was great, I finished all of mine. I ordered the Tuscany Chicken, and the sauce was awesome! The desserts are delicious, but are frozen and then thawed, being shipped in from St. Louis. It'd be great if they had some "made in house" desserts. However, I would definitely eat here again.

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English first
Laguna Woods, California
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“"Quality comfort food in Downtown Joplin"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went here with a family member partly on the highly rated recommendations from TripAdvisor - it is located in downtown Joplin - plenty of parking nearby - area is not the greatest but don't let that scare you away - when you enter, the restaurant does have a very nice, warm atmosphere -
The home of comfort food - the highlights for us were the Veggie Burger and the Chicken Tuscany Pasta meal, while the Downtown Grilled chicken dinner was just OK -
We thought our server, Raquelle, was excellent -

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sun City West, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal and excellent service! We saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. We weren't disappointed!

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Canada
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322 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Very good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

After a long day at Mercy Hospital and a recommendation from one of the nurses, we enjoyed a very nice meal at Red Onion. A friendly greeting from the host and even more friendly service from the waitress. We started off with the Smoked Chicken Dip..YUM!!! It is a must. It was a rainy day in Joplin, so we opted for the loaded baked potato soup with our dinner. It was very good. Entrée...Arkansas Smokehouse Chicken and Tuscany Steak. The food is very good...nice place to relax and enjoy your meal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Limerick, Maine
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Urban Setting with Good Customer Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

The folks that work at this restaurant go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable, your order is right and that you are enjoying your experience.

I ordered a house side salad, described as mixed greens, was more like iceberg lettuce and tomatos. Sweet vinagrette dressing was syrupy, and over whelmingly sweet, and it was not to be confused with a Mesclun salad, however mine did include a side of garlic toast, and crutons, and actually there was some bacon in the salad which was an added surprise to the upside.

I also got a Chipotle Sauced Avocado burger. I thought the burger meat was cooked as ordered, and the avocados were abundant and fresh. The Chipotle sauce was pretty mild, and definitely not spicy. The Bun was good, and toasted, and still got a little soggy after a few minutes.

The beers are all bottled, but they do have a decent selection.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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