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Wilder's Steakhouse

1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 yesterday

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

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thank wildflower777
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 3 September 2017 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 30 August 2017 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
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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