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“Great Steak”

Wilder's Steakhouse
Ranked #16 of 225 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $43
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a long time place for Joplin, a little bit on the high side but the food is very good. The building is old and very interesting to be in. Everyone say their drinks are good. I can speak to their steaks and they are great and prepared how you request

Visited January 2013
Thank Tom R
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  • English first
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English first
Webb City, Missouri
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't let the outside fool you!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is the place traveling salesmen go to entertain their clients. The food is excellent. The service is great. And, as I mentioned earlier, Wilders and Crabby's are tied for #1 in upscale places to eat in Joplin. There is quite a history that goes along with the building.
We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here 47 years ago and the quality and the service hasn't changed a bit.

Visited June 2012
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Joplin, Missouri
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Not what i expected.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

I was disipointed with my visit.
service was fine but not much food and its really high priced.
I have eatin at many good steak houses but this one did not offer anything special except the prices.

Visited January 2013
Thank travelingyeti32
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Joplin, MO
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Retro, classic steakhouse with some interior updates. Consistent menu with variety of entrees including beef, chicken, pasta, seafood, etc. Great for dinner for special occasion, or for appetizers & cocktails. Cozy booths.

Visited September 2012
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Joplin History and good food”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Wilder's has been in Joplin since long before I was born & I am 62! It has rooms for meetings besides regular dining. We were here for volunteer's meeting so again, I am not sure of the cost. I do think it might be in line with other steak house though. The food was excellent and encluded dessert. The service was right on! The meeting room was beautifully decorated for our Christmas meeting. The room was cozy and private so we could hear well. We definately enjoyed Wilder's.

Visited November 2011
Thank Martin W
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