We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Wilder's Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 82: English reviews
Kansas City
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular restaurant! From the very cool retro atmosphere to the stellar service and my butter-soft filet, this is a hidden gem in Joplin! When staying in the SW Missouri area again, this will be my go-to spot for a fantastic dining experience.

Thank Cheers999
Level Contributor
64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Such great food! I love the filet Oscar, it's always wonderful. It's a fine dining establishment, so make sure to give yourself time to enjoy the meal. The restaurant has a nice, relaxed ambiance to it. The service is always top notch!

1 Thank skeeter716
Springfield MO
Level Contributor
57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The overall atmosphere was very nice topped with a waitress that was superb. We started with drinks, fresh rolls, delicious 3 onion soup and a wonderful wedge salad. My medallions Au poivre were out of this world as well as the steaks the others in the party ate. After driving better than an hour to get to Wilder's, we found... More 

2 Thank PATTYSpringfieldMO
St. Louis, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal with perfectly prepared, aged steaks, and excellent, fresh fish. The Gouda potatoes and wedge salad were killer. Great service and hospitality. Loved the Art Deco bar, which reminds one of how this was once an oasis on the Mother Road (Route 66) on the way out west. A "must-go" fine dining experience in southwest Missouri.

Thank Robert W
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I ate at Wilder's Steakhouse while passing through Joplin, Missouri about a week ago. My AAA Guide to Missouri recommended it, and I am happy to report that I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. The restaurant is located on Main Street; it is hard to miss the old-fashioned neon sign out front. Plenty of parking... More 

Thank cosybully
Jewett, Ohio
Level Contributor
99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A step back in time. Circa 1930s style decor. Sat quickly and the waiter was on his game. Onion soup was a winner. The truffle fries are good but should be called home made chips. Steaks were cooked properly and tasty to say the least. I would recommend the mushrooms to boot. Nice drink selection.

1 Thank Brian S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it for an anniversary or other special occasion (it is on the expensive side so best for a once-in-a-while treat). The atmosphere is incredible; it takes you right back in time but is so nice looking on the inside. The service was excellent as well. As for the food, it's (surprise) also... More 

Thank Marli G
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
249 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wilder's does it right! I ordered the 24 oz. bone in rib-eye steak and it was cooked to perfection! I live in Chicago and travel weeKly. Wilder's really knows how to cook a great steak! Phenomenal sides (Brussell sprouts, baby carrots and incredible mac & cheese), this spot would succeed in any major city! My server was phenomenal and I... More 

Thank Michael O
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We had the small beef filet and split a salad. Food was excellent. Had a nice selection of craft beers. My wife mentioned off hand that we were going to split a salad the server split it for us and did not place an up charge. That does not happen often. Nice service.

2 Thank Dave H
Joplin, Missouri
Level Contributor
180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows Wilder's is the best restaurant in Joplin Missouri! When you walk in you are walking into history. The restaurant of today is the bar section of the original restaurant. The wonderful wooden booths certainly could relate wonderful stories and facts about Joplin if only they would break their oath of silence! Known for wonderful steaks, Wilder's serves excellent... More 

3 Thank octoberhart

Travellers who viewed Wilder's Steakhouse also viewed


Been to Wilder's Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$43
American, Steakhouse
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, Bar Scene, 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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wilder's Steakhouse and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Tulsa OK
over a year ago
Columbus, Kansas
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Wilder's Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?