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Wilder's Steakhouse

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1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-4532
+1 417-623-7230
17:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We went here for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The ambience was perfect for such an occassion. The hostess service is good. Lauren provided very good table service. The food was of good quality and taste. The drinks were good. It is a little pricey but acceptable for such an occassion.

1 Thank Terry R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stopped in late on a Monday night after a full day of travel from NM. The place was not very busy so our waitress, Ria, seated us immediately. We ordered drinks, the house Dirty Martini and a whiskey manhatten. All were flawless. Their specialty is steaks so that is what we ordered, the small (6 oz.) tenderloins and the... More 

2 Thank Tucker1575
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

This local place is a lovely, romantic evening getaway. Dark lighting, roomy booths, and delicious food. Blacken chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and asparagus, it was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Add on the phenomenal wine list and you have what I would call the perfect date night! New favorite place in town, thank you.

3 Thank Jackie B
mpawpaw, Owner at Wilder's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. Most of all thank you for coming in to the restaurant and I hope to see you again soon. More 

Allen, TX
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We love the atmosphere, like a 1950s time capsule. The steaks are very good, but dessert, a pistachio cake, was a bit on the dry side.

2 Thank JoeNumeruno
Southwest Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Trip Advisor lists this as a $15-20 restaurant, but unless you are going to eat your entire meal from the salad menu, this is way off. I didn't see a single steak on the menu for less than $25 dollars. We will be back when we have something big to celebrate and an extra $100 to blow on a fancy... More 

3 Thank MaxTTF
mpawpaw, Owner at Wilder's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello "$34 for a Steak, WHY?" Prices seem to be skyrocketing across the board as far as food is concerned. Believe me I wish that this was not true. Anytime you go to a restaurant the meal you order is not just priced on the food on the plate. That steak has to play its part in paying to keep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Really liked this place went in with super low expectations. Wow everything was amazing. Professional wait staff and excellent food. We did order our steaks without the butter and stuff that they normally add. We grow our own beef and are very picky. Look forward to next occasion to visit this place.

3 Thank Okiegnome
Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

I went to Wilder's with a couple the other night and we had mixed reviews. The restaurant itself was very dark but had a decent look and atmosphere with kind of an old time feel. My Filet Du Pont was perfectly cooked, flavorful and very tender. Both or my friends Steak Oscar turned out to be a little tough and... More 

1 Thank Brewser111
Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I've had the fortune of eating at a number of fine steak houses over the years, including ones in Toronto, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Charleston and other convention locations. This is by far the best steak I have ever had. The steak house doesn't fall to the chain conventions and delivers an authentic great meal.

2 Thank Riley S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

I have been very blessed to have had the opportunity to travel and eat at some of the worlds finest restaurants, so I can say with some authority that Wilders deserves SIX stars. I saw the filet tips wrapped in bacon with some sort of sauce on the menu. I thought to myself how could you make a truly good... More 

2 Thank Craig H
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Fantastic food in a quiet, romantic atmosphere.....fantastic steaks and a fine selection of single malt scotches.

2 Thank StephenCrump

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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 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.

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