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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
+1 417-206-3647
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Joplin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great staff and an eclectic menu of food and beverages! Great atmosphere! Reasonably priced! You'll be sure to return!

Thank pamerae63
Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a really bad Wednesday, my friend Holly and I decided to stop by for a couple of beers. I had never eaten at Instant Karma before, but Holly is constantly talking about their cheese curds, lol.. SO, we stop by and the bartender, Megan, hooks us up! We went in around 5:30 ish, I think? Had a couple beers... More 

Thank Haley W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

found this place while looking online. The food was good and the staff was nice. They know how to take hot dogs to the next level. If you are in the mood for a cool atmosphere (this place as a small space) and some good and unique food try this place out. I had a redneck hotdog and some fries... More 

Thank abby p
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Service is a strength. Interesting menu. Had one of there daily specials; roasted potatoes and onions covered in cheese and topped with two fried eggs. An order of Italian sausage was served on the side. It was good but not outstanding. Large beer menu but I opted for a red wine and it was great. Turned... More 

Thank PCMenor
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten here about 5 times and it's always been good. We've ordered something different every time and we've always been pleased. This is the place we take our out of town guests.

Thank Okieindi
Midland, Texas
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service very busy place their beers are really good when hot dogs are really good prepared well done servers and thank you will be back soon

Thank 00genius00
Joplin, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been in for quite a while. The last time was years ago. Glad we stopped in for dinner. The atmosphere is great with a mix of young and old patrons. Service was very good and the food was great. Worth the visit. The only problem is with parking.

Thank Gary E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The menu was fun, service was very friendly. Relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely visit again. Only con was the fries were a little cold. I had the Cubano and it was very tasty.

Thank Shelley C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great variety and very crafty combinations. Pulled pork and pork belly was extremely dried out. Chili was NOT good. Service was inattentive. I love the atmosphere, but I've had better burgers.

Thank GoodEatsReviwer
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch with family. It's in downtown Joplin and something you see in much larger cities. Totally unexpected, great menu, cool owners. We loved our choices as did our kiddos. Recommend. Fun menu, unique foodie options.

Thank Twinmommy123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 South Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-206-3647

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