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Wilder's Steakhouse

1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We almost passed on eating at Wilder's because we couldn't really figure out how to enter the restaurant (park in the back off main street). So glad we didn't give up. The food was better than anything we have eaten and we have eaten in...More

1  Thank NewGrandma01
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I was in town on business and learned of this restaurant. We showed up without a reservation at the opening time, 5.30 pm, on a Tuesday. No problem obtaining a table: only the two of us for an hour or so; however, it was freezing...More

1  Thank Finrep001
Reviewed 21 February 2018

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine's Day and decided to try a different place. It was a great choice, starting with the reservations that I made easily online from their website to the bagging up of our leftovers it was truly a great dinning...More

1  Thank Dkjcook
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband and I went to Wilders Dec. 2017 for a family Christmas dinner treat and were not disappointed. It was my 2nd time there and his first. We both ordered steaks, I had a filet and he had a strip. Both were prepared properly...More

2  Thank Lori J
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Despite the bad weather conditions, I really wanted to eat at Wilder’s tonight and I am very glad that I braved the sleet and went. My lightly blackened chicken breast was great! The chef accommodated my diet by using chicken au jus for me on...More

2  Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Wilders recently while in Joplin. Had not been there for years. It is such a gem. Love the ambiance. The beautiful old bar is awesome. Steaks were fantastic. I had a twice baked potato and my husband had the steak fries. Both were...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Wilder’s. There were 10 of us celebrating some special birthdays. They gave us our own room which was probably a good idea since we were definitely enjoying ourselves. Everyone in our party raved about their steaks and seafood. All...More

1  Thank Tmlnr
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Wilder was recommended by a local for a business dinner with group of out of town guests. The food and atmosphere did not disappoint! The group had everything from steak, chicken and fish and the raves were continuous. The reservations made a few days in...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Three of us went out for a nice sit down dinner. I had the Chilean Bass and it was very good. I thought the portion could have been a little larger for the price. The other two gentlemen had steak and both said it was...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

2  Thank wildflower777
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Kim L
12 February 2017|
Response from Marli G | Reviewed this property |
From my memory, around $20-$50 depending on the dish.
Ginger B
13 January 2017|
Response from Marli G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they specialize in steak but they have lots of other options!
Marli G
29 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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