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Wagon Wheel Grill & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2909 W 9th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801-5185
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Parsons, Kansas
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight, family of 4. 2 chicken fried steaks, 2 chicken strip baskets, 3 waters,1 soda, 4 mozzarella sticks and 2 beers was $61. Their "special" was a $29 ribeye steak. Waitresses acted put out that we were there. Had to ask for silverware, straws, water refills and texas toast. Ladies restroom was filthy! Smoke from the kitchen... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Might be me, but I like my restaurants with windows. The one window, in the entrance door was covered and had a little 'open ' sign on it. The restaurant was dark and forgotten in the 60s, with plastic booth seats and all sorts of bric-a-brac on the walls. Food was okay, no tap beer.

Thank 24QueenBee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family in Sterling, KS as well as Ottowa, KS from Washington, DC, and decided to stop in Emporia for the night. We were in the mood for steak so I googled restaurants in Emporia, KS. The Wagon Wheel was one of the choices, so I read a few of the reviews. We decided to take the plunge... More 

2 Thank kmb4583
Baltimore, Maryland
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667 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended eating dinner here, because it was right next door. It was very quiet mid-week, but the staff made us feel welcome. The menu is heavy on the basics like burgers, wings, ribs, etc. Our food came quickly and was well prepared. Nothing special, but a reliable, no-fuss place for a quick dinner and a beer.

Thank Wanderlust777
Strong City, Kansas
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Local bar that serves food, they have a couple of tv's and pool table. A loyal clientele visits this place, it is a mixed crowd of old and younger generation. The chicken wings come in several varieties but the honey Bbq are the best. I have save the best for last, the bar serves smoked potatoes that are better then... More 

Thank craigshandler
Topeka, Kansas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was my first visit to the Wagon Wheel. The temperature outside was in the low 90's and had to have been around 80 inside. If management kept the air conditioning at a lower level people might stay longer and spend more on drinks. I don't like sweating in an eating establishment. The place is nothing fancy, just a basic... More 

1 Thank Jayhawker1983
Grove, Oklahoma
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245 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

While our grand daughter was in college, we ate at this steakhouse several times and were never disappointed! Best steak for 500 miles! And the smoked baked potatoes, out of this world.

1 Thank skmorton45
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

It's not cheap but it is worth every cent. Make sure to get the smoked potato too. The small cut of ribeye was $26.95. Don't be fooled by the look of the place. Everyone was very friendly

1 Thank Erik O
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Nice and close to the Super 8 in Emporia. Walking distance. Bar food. Our burgers were excellent. We would eat here again.

1 Thank Kathy Ron D
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The reviews were accurate based on our experience and what we ordered ... the pulled pork stuffed smoked baked potato. It was a winner. If I hadn't read so many reviews, I would NEVER have even considered going near the place. Totally agree with everyone else who said "don't be put off by the exterior". Just open the door and... More 

1 Thank Krausteads

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 W 9th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801-5185
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Emporia

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