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Wilder's Steakhouse

1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is very good. We have been going here for years. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Joplin.

Thank wildflower777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with spouse and another couple for dinner. Two of us had steaks and two of us had scallops and shrimp. Everything was well prepared and tasty, especially the twice baked potato, but the tab for dinner with only water and iced tea to...More

Thank PBSpeakeasy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live near Joplin but had never been to Wilders. It was amazing! The steaks were cooked to perfection and so TENDER! You will not be disappointed. We highly recommend this restaurant and it will be our go to place from now...More

Thank shawn_t_3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a Tuesday night, Wilder's Steakhouse was full. There is a quiet liveliness to Wilder's. Marsha Pawlus, the owner was on hand taking care of customers along with staff. The crab cake appetizer was quite good, as usual! My lightly blackened chicken and garlic...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Wilder' Steakhouse is one of the best restaurants in Joplin. Located on Main Street in a historic building they have a broad menu with something for everyone. This is a favored spot for business or intimate dinners. Secluded rooms to keep your business discussions private....More

Thank swilson33
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've traveled quite a bit and lived in one of the largest cities in the U.S. for nearly 20 years and this was one of the best steaks I ever had. The atmosphere is great if you like historical buildings and the manager came by...More

1  Thank Lm B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Dining at Wilder's is taking a step back in time to it's Prohibition-era roots, and the Pawlus family has done a wonderful job of maintaining a classic atmosphere in a contemporary restaurant. The menu sprawls with tasty options, the bar is well-stocked and the kitchen...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The food was superior. We had Chilean sea bass and steak. Service was exceptional and we will return. This place is a must if you're in Joplin.

Thank Widderss
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stumbled upon Wilder's while passing though Joplin on a road trip, and found ourselves walking into a beautiful, historic piece of Route 66 culture. The building is more than 100 years old, and the restaurant has been around for nearly as long. The current...More

Thank Sali_Bloo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

As a native Texan, I'm pretty picky about my steaks and wow, was I surprised. The prices were incredible for a steak that I'd probably pay twice as much for in the DFW area, and, the food was just as good -- if not better....More

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Marli G
28 September 2016|
Response from octoberhart | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Make a reservation for one of the original wooden booths!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$17 - US$43
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-623-7230
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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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