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The Eagle Drive-In

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4224 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804-4631
+1 417-623-2228
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I both had the Red Hot & Blue Buffalo Burger on our most recent trip. It was mouth watering heaven ... and the fries were perfect. Neither of us could finish it all, as we were busting at the seams!! Don't let the outside appearance fool you, it's not fast food here.

Thank bwhitemyer
Pittsburg, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife's birthday was yesterday and she wanted to eat here as her birthday meal, which started out as just she, myself, my brother, his girlfriend, and my parents. Later, both my grandparents and her parents, youngest brother, and youngest sister joined us, growing our party to 12. My parents called and made reservations since we had such a large... More 

Thank shelbywhite521
Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you've seen any of the shows on the food networks then you've seen stories on places like this. Don't expect to pull over and 'grab" a burger. Each menu item has been dreamed and created by Jason "the Chef", and he has quite an imagination and a talent. If you live in town and haven't been here that's a... More 

Thank Whereaminow1
Carthage, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Just had the sirloin tips with mac/cheese. Excellent. My husband had a specialty burger with fries. Also excellent. Large serving of homemade fries.

Thank Deborah G
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The Eagle Drive in is popular with the locals. I first came here when I was in Joplin interviewing for a job before I move to town. It was the favorite place people taking me out for dinner. Has a cool dive vibe and outdoor seating which is nice. Has an interesting selection of burgers- things that you don't get... More 

Thank Nicole F
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have never had anything from the Eagle that wasn't great. The drinks are good (jalapeno margarita) the food is always great! I love the atmosphere. I love their fries more than anything else there! You can get a platter of them with difference sauces and it's just so, so good!

Thank skeeter716
st louis mo
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325 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I've said this before but I absolutely love when I'm able to consistently give the same place a good review! We stop here at least once a year when traveling from St. Louis to Texas and haven't been sorry yet! Josh is our favorite server and if we're lucky enough to get there when he's serving, well it makes the... More 

Thank shellakers
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I live in Oklahoma but any time I'm traveling through the area I make a special stop at the Eagle Drive In. My family and I love this place. It's a large menu with tons of good options. I am a vegetarian and love the falafel burger. The feta plate is great too. My husband loves the chili cheeseburger. Their... More 

Thank Td43
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I drive for Texas to Illinois several time a year to see family. The Eagle has become a traditional stop. The food and service are great. It's as if a gourmet chef has started working at your old drive-in.

Thank Thomas L
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant features a wide variety of foods you don't find most places. We had an Elk Burger and a Bison Meatloaf to do something new and different. The Sweet Potato Fries were enormous and very good. They were both very good. We arrived near closing and were treated very well. The guy running the place had a bar, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4224 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804-4631
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-2228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?