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“Excellent food - great presentation”

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 5 weeks ago

An older restaurant in Joplin, MO - good choice of various food items - atmosphere is quiet. Good service, food items ordered were absolutely excellent - I ordered the pork chops! Access is a bit awkward as you must enter from the "back door" just off Main Street.

1  Thank Gerald Z
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We ate here with another couple. We shared an appetizer (crab cakes) which was delicious- tender and perfectly cooked. One person had crab legs- two very large crab legs- for an entree. Another had the beef medallions. One had the salmon, and I had the shrimp/scallop scampi with homemade pasta. Everyone's meal was delicious. You pay extra for side dishes- we had twice baked potatoes which were good but a bit dry. One person had the cauliflower au gratin, which was delicious. Only one person had a glass of wine. I am sharing that because the total was $190 before tip. Most entrees are in the $30+ range before you add sides or appetizers. Nice atmosphere- fairly darkly lit. Large, historic bar that runs along one side of the room. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Women's restroom was nice, stylish, clean.

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1  Thank Alison T
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I love Wilders! We go every few months when our budget allows and we have never once been disappointed. The steaks are tender and cooked perfectly, the Mac and cheese and asparagus are my two favorite sides, and the service is always top notch. Even the non-steak items are out of this world! Order the pork chop and you can thank me later! The inside transports you back to old Joplin the minute you walk in. It is expensive but you’re paying for quality and it’s worth every penny. If you’re wanting to be more economical but still want to try it, sitting at the beautiful bar and ordering some appetizers is the way to go! Absolutely the best restaurant in Joplin!

1  Thank slverdoe
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Four of use had dinner there last Saturday night and every one was pleased with their meal selection.

The ladies had the filet, my nephew had the pork chop and I had the bone in rib eye.

Everything was cooked as ordered and the waitress was very attentive.

Prices were in line with the quality of the food.

I will definitely go again when in Joplin.

1  Thank Kevin B
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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

1  Thank drg0uld
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