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“Great steak close to Route 66”

Wilder's Steakhouse
Ranked #10 of 242 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.
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Best steak you can get for 100 miles around. Food is delicious and great menu. The atmosphere is strait out of the 30's. Has a bar 60 foot long. Very fine dining

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We were driving from Stillwater Minnesota to our home in Houston. We love to experience local owned restaurants and today is our Anniversary. We always refer to Trip Advisor for reviews. Thank you to previous reviewers!!!!
We booked a reservation via the web on our way to Joplin and requested a booth for our Anniversary. We were greeted and escorted to a wonderful curved romantic booth. Soon to find out that this precious lady( Marsha...Marcia.. was the owner and checked on us a couple times to make sure all was fabulous........Our wonderful waiter took our wine order (wine is priced at what I consider a good upcharge). We have been on the road for over 10 hours and were a bit exhausted, our waiter was excellent. We ordered the grilled Romaine salad, 8 oz Filet and the amazing Mac and Cheese. Of course we had a couple bottles of fabulous wine. If I lived in Joplin....this would be my home at least several nights a week. Loved the atmosphere and the service was the best.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We had never been there before, but had heard great things from Friends. Wanted to go somewhere special for anniversary, and there's not very many places around here that are nicer. We were so impressed by the environment and the food was amazing. We look forward to going there again

2  Thank Becky F
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Our dinner was so good! Our steaks were cooked just right and I had the best mac and cheese. Plus our server was very attentive and friendly. The whole place was buzzing! It's because the locals know that a night out at Wilder's is more than just dinner; it is a chance to experience the best food in town at one of the oldest restaurants in the state, in the heart of historic downtown Joplin. It's family owned and operated, and it was evident when our food arrived that it had been prepared and served with love. <3

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2  Thank Travelingbabay
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is a WOW of a place — located on the outskirts of downtown in an over 100 year old building with its own storied past. The ambiance is clubby but not stuffy - here is a place where you will dine well but can arrive casual, yet you won’t feel overdressed in business attire.
Reservations are pretty important, especially if you plan to dine with a group. The restaurant is popular and deservedly so.
There are private party rooms and the main dining area has a nice mix of booths and tables. Lighting is low — gives great ambiance. Service is attentive and friendly but not at all pushy.
We followed our waiter’s suggestion and shared a scallops appetizer. Presentation was wonderfully elegant and the scallops were perfectly prepared. Then we each had a filet dish and shared sides - cauliflower gratin and a 5 cheese truffle Mac and cheese — both were out of this world. Often these dishes can be heavy, but these were light but oh so flavorful. Again presentation was outstanding.
The house made bread pudding is to die for and a must try if you enjoy bread pudding as I do.
My only disappointment was that there was no espresso available - that would have iced the cake of our experience.
Just a few weeks ago we were in London and enjoyed several very elegant dinners. This absolutely topped them. Joplin is incredibly lucky to have such a fantastic restaurant as this one. We will absolutely return.

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