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BAILEY’S EATS & SWEETS, CARL JUNCTION, MO  1200 Briarbrook Drive. Bailey’s invites you to come enjoy our mouth watering ribs every Friday night! We offer a family style dining experience with quality smoked meats, sandwiches, burgers, and so much more. Bailey’s offers daily lunch and dinner specials and breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. For great food and great service....think Bailey’s. Open Monday-Friday 10:30 am- 8 pm, Saturday 6:30 am-8 pm and Sunday 8 am-2 pm. 417.781.2944 $

Big R's  BBQBIG R’S BBQ, JOPLIN, MO  1220 E. 15th Street. Big R’s BBQ has been serving quality, smoked meats for over 20 years. “R” menu ranges from Kickin’ Chicken and hand-cut steaks, flame broiled to perfection, to sandwiches, salads and more. Big R’s is more than just BBQ – “We have the meat you can’t beat!” Open Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 9:30 pm. Closed Sunday. Dine in or take out. 417.781.5959. $-$$   www.bigrsbbq.com

BootleggersBOOTLEGGERS RESTAURANT & BREWERY, AURORA, MO  101 S. Madison. Serving salads, sandwiches, steaks and dinner specialties such as teriyaki chicken, grilled shrimp, beer-battered walleye and more. With such an exceptional menu to choose from, you can’t go wrong! Try one of our home brews served in a frosty pint glass. Open Monday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 10 pm. Closed Sunday. 417.678.2888. $$-$$$

Cafe AngelicaCAFÉ ANGELICA, NEOSHO, MO  107 E. Main, south side of the square. Creative salads such as Asian Chicken Salad and other specialties served every day. Sandwich selections include Curried Chicken Salad and Heavenly Vegetarian. Old-fashioned Cream of Potato soup is the best in the area! Dinner menu featuring our AngeliQ Grill and BBQ menu. Grilled steaks and chops, smoked brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausages as well as BBQ half-chicken...Great side choices. Private parties and catering available. Open for lunch 11 am-2 pm, Monday-Friday and dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5-7:30 pm. 417.451.5727. $-$$

CaldoneCALDONE’S, JOPLIN, MO  218 S. Main Street. If you are looking for a wonderful experience, then look no further. Get ready for an explosion of flavors and beautifully decorated dishes sure to make you smile. An authentic Italian and Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of downtown Joplin on Historic Route 66. Offering full-service catering for weddings and events along with hot buffet-style lunch drops. Open Monday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm, closed on Sundays. 417.626.8111 www.caldones.com $-$$$

Casa MontezCASA MONTEZ, JOPLIN, MO  2324 S. Range Line. Serving authentic Mexican specialties for over 45 years, including carnitas, fajitas, burrito enchilada style and much more! Lunch fajita buffet available Monday–Friday 11 am–2 pm. Check for nightly dinner specials. Full-service cantina offering your favorite drinks and margaritas. Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am-11 pm, Sunday 11 am-9 pm. 417.781.3610. $-$$

Club 1201CLUB 1201 NOSHERY, JOPLIN, MO  1201 E. 32nd Street. Now serving Joplin’s best breakfast! Homemade Beignets, pastries, biscuits and gravy, peppered bacon, eggs and Parmesan fried potatoes and more! For lunch, enjoy your favorite appetizers, “out-of-this-world” salads, seasoned bread and your choice of dressing. Soup du jour, sandwiches from burgers to apricot turkey and over 30 other choices! We offer a full service catering menu for private parties, business meetings and special events. Open Monday-Friday. Now serving breakfast 6:30-10 am, lunch 11 am-3 pm. Open Saturdays for private parties. $-$$

Club 609CLUB 609, JOPLIN, MO  609 Main Street. “Treat your appetite to a GOURMET DELIGHT served Joplin style.” Flavorful specialties for any occasion, featuring salads, burgers and sandwiches. Delicious entrees – beef, chicken, pork, seafood and seven “pastabilities!” Offering appetizers, homemade desserts, soup du jour, beer, wine and mixed drinks. Kids menu available. Kitchen open Monday – Friday, 11 am – 10 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 10:30 pm. Bar open later. 417.623.6090. $-$$$

Granny ShaffersGRANNY SHAFFER’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, JOPLIN, MO  2728 N. Range Line or 7th & Illinois. Enjoy a great cup of freshly roasted coffee. Watch while we roast a blend! Homemade pies, cobblers, sweetbreads and rolls made from scratch daily. Serious breakfasts, salads, steaks, seafood, Mexican, pasta and dixieland friend chicken or catfish. Ask about our banquet rooms and catering. “Good Old Fashioned Cooking.” Monday-Saturday 6 am-8:30 pm and Sunday 7 am-3 pm. www.grannyshaffers.com. 417.659.9393. $-$$

Golden CorralGOLDEN CORRAL, JOPLIN, MO  2415 S. Range Line. Enjoy all-you-can-eat hot and cold buffets, soup and potato bar, bakery and dessert café and a breakfast buffet (open every weekend until 11 am, featuring made-to-order omelets and more)! The Great Steak Buffet offered after 4 pm, Monday - Saturday and after 11 am on Sunday. Savor a juicy sirloin steak, hand-cut (never frozen) every day. 417.625.1684. $-$$

Hackett Hot WingsHACKETT HOT WINGS, JOPLIN, MO  520 S. Main. “The Only Wings Better Are On An Angel.” Offering 13 flavors of wings. Wet flavors: Beer, Honey, BBQ, Hot & Honey, Mild, Hot, Suicide, & Smokin’ Hot. Dry flavors: Season, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Jerk, & Greek. We also offer salads, catfish, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, boneless wings and more!!!! (Smoke-free) Open Monday-Saturday 11 am to close. 417-625-1333. $-$$

Josies Ristorante'JOSIE’S RISTORANTE’, SCAMMON, KS  400 Main. Experience the finest Italian dishes in the 4-States. All pastas and sauces are prepared fresh each day! Favorites including spaghetti, ravioli, fried ravioli and lasagna are topped with Josie’s amazing signature sauce. Also featuring steaks, chicken and seafood. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 5-9 pm. Credit and debit cards not accepted. 620.479.8202. $$

The Kitchen PassTHE KITCHEN PASS, JOPLIN, MO  1212 S. Main, The place to be for great food and entertainment! All of your favorite appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches. Gourmet burgers, steaks, seafood and chicken. Banquet facilities available and outdoor patio. Check our calendar online for entertainment.  Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-9:30 pm Friday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm Bar open Monday-Saturday 11 am-1:30 am Closed Sundays  417.624.9095  $-$$$ www.thekitchenpass.com  

LumpysLUMPY’S BBQ, JOPLIN, MO  1316 Broadway “On Historic Route 66” Local flavor that’s smokin’ hot! Enjoy the famous BBQ only Lumpy’s serves in our smoke-free restaurant. Renowned smoked ribs, smoked chicken and smoked turkey with a twice baked potato! Happy hour 2-6 pm. New tap selections include Guiness, 312, Stella Artois and Towhead. Let us cater your event, reunion, picnic and business luncheons. Ask about our lunch specials and our Senior and Military discounts. Hours: 11 am–11 pm daily See us on Facebook 417.623.7183 www.theoriginallumpysbbq.com $-$$

McAlisters DelilMCALISTERS DELI, JOPLIN, MO  2230 S. Range Line. You’ll be greeted by a massive menu filled with sandwiches, tasty wraps, Paninis, spuds, salads, soups and sweets. You’ll always have room for a brownie delight, lemon bar or fresh baked cookies. Everything is made exactly as you like it. Try a glass of McAlister’s famous Sweet Tea™! Gift cards, catering, to go orders. Sunday-Thursday 10:30 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30 am-10:30 pm. WiFi Enabled. 417.624.3354. $

MINERVA CANDY COMPANY, WEBB CITY, MO  12 S. Main Street. This historic 100-year-old candy store is totally restored to its original glory! Breakfast includes omelets, French toast, breakfast casseroles, and biscuits and gravy. Find the best panini grilled sandwiches, soups, salads, delicious homemade ice cream, complete espresso coffee bar and homemade candy. Open Tuesday-Friday 7 am-7 pm, Saturday 7 am-10 pm. Music every Saturday from 7-9 pm. 417.717.0042. www.minervacandy.com $

MythosMYTHO’S, JOPLIN, MO  1306 S. Range Line. World-class service that sets the stage for a special dining experience featuring French, American, Greek and Italian cuisine. Choices include pasta, chicken, fresh seafood, and hand-cut aged Black Angus beef. Over 150 wine selections. Complete menu available at www.mythosjoplin.com. Serving lunch 11 am-4 pm, dinner 4 pm-close, Monday-Saturday. Call for catering or reservations.   417.624.MYTH. $-$$$ www.mythosjoplin.com

NORMA’S KITCHEN, NEOSHO, MO  Thank you 4-states for voting us best breakfast, best coffee shop, best menu and best hamburger (Juicy Lucy). Gift card special for you and your family. $120 gift card for only $80! Hours: 7 am-9 pm seven days a week. 417.455.0414 $-$$

NORMA’S KITCHEN, WEBB CITY, MO  21 S. Main Street. Happy hour every day 2-5 pm, buy one T-bone steak dinner and get the second one half price, or get any menu meal item $6.49 and up with purchase of two beverages. Open 6 am-9 pm seven days a week including holidays. Breakfast served any time. 417.673.2020 $-$$

Pacific RimPACIFIC RIM, JOPLIN, MO  2850 S. Range Line. Experience a wide variety of Asian dishes, sushi and the house special, Mongolian BBQ. Full menu, soups, appetizers and vegetarian plates. For those of you who have a difficult time deciding, try Pacific Rim’s Signature Appetizer Sampler. Daily lunch specials from 11 am-3 pm. Open Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday 11 am-11 pm and Sunday 11 am-9 pm. 417.659.8888. $-$$

Red OnionRED ONION - URBAN CASUAL DINING, JOPLIN, MO  4th and Virginia. One of Joplin’s premier restaurants since 1995. For starters try the smoked chicken dip! Delicious entrees and crisp fresh salads including David’s fried chicken salad. Sandwiches, pasta, specialties such as Arkansas smokehouse chicken, steaks and delicious desserts! Extensive beer and wine list. Catering and to go orders. Monday-Saturday, 11 am-9 pm. 417.623.1004. $-$$ www.redonionrestaurants.com/redonioncafe/

Red Onion EspressoriaRED ONION EXPRESSORIA AND COFFEE ESPRESSO BAR, Joplin, MO  32nd & Indiana. Serving lunch and dinner along with a full coffee espresso bar. For starters try the Cucumber Dill Spread or Ranch Chicken Nacho. Delicious gourmet entrees, salads, soups and sandwiches. A Red Onion favorite is the West Coast Chicken. Espressoria specialties include Toasted Beef Ravioli. Enjoy a white chocolate latte, vanilla bean frappe' or dream-sicle from Joplin's premiere coffee espresso bar? Fast, fresh, eat in or carry out. Party platters available. Monday-Saturday, 11 am - 8 pm. 417.781.4999. $-$$  http://redonionrestaurants.com/espressoria/

RIB CRIB BBQ & GRILL, JOPLIN, MO  2915 E 24th Street. A real family barbecue place featuring real pit championship smoked meats, burgers, and fish along with traditional sides, salads and homemade desserts. We feature weekday lunch options and All-You-Can Eat ribs and sides on Tuesday nights! No reservations required. Catering is our specialty whether it is 100 or 5000! Hours: Open daily 11 am–10 pm. 417.206.7427 www.ribcrib.com $-$$

Rockin K Steak & RibROCKIN’ K STEAK & RIB, COCKRILL, KS   Hwy 69 North to K-47, turn right. A family and friends gathering place for great food and fun! We prepare home-cooked meals and homemade desserts. Burgers, sandwiches, charcoal steaks, chicken, smoked BBQ meats, seafood and Italian from “Grandma Neenie’s kitchen.” Kids and senior citizens menus available. Extra vittles served with all dinners. Open Thursday 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30 pm – 10 pm, Sunday noon – 7:30 pm. 620.347.4980. $-$$

Sam's CellarSAM'S CELLAR, NEOSHO, MO  101 N. Wood St. Under the Historic Neosho Square. Featuring wood-fired pizza, a great beer selection and full service bar. Choose from tasty appetizers including Italian Nachos, Wood-Fired Jumbo Pretzel or Wolfinbargers Wood-Fired Wings. Specialty entrees include Italian Chicken Breast Salad, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, BBQ Beef Wrap, and all your favorite wood-fired pizzas. Open 7 days a week,11 am-close. 417.451.3330. $-$$$

SHAWANOE RESTAURANT, WYANDOTTE, OK 70220 East HWY. 60, Located inside Indigo Sky Casino, west of Seneca, MO. Executive Chef Dale Davis and his culinary team will amaze you with every course they serve. From the tequila lime and Bloody Mary shrimp shooters to the Bison steak with Bourbon Barbeque, every bite will leave you wanting more. Make sure you don’t leave without tasting their homemade rustic steaming chocolate gateaux, the perfect end to an amazing dining experience. Open Sunday-Thursday 5-9 pm, Friday and Saturday 5-11 pm. 888.992.SKY1, $$-$$$$

Stone Creek GrilleSTONE CREEK GRILLE HOLIDAY INN, JOPLIN, MO  I3615 S. Rangeline Rd. Now serving Breakfast Buffet-$7.95 includes Coffee! Chef Teal Presents…USDA Roasted Prime Rib served every Tuesday, experience delicious Salmon Filet Moutarde, Thai-Citrus Shrimp Skewers, Ozark Catfish and proudly served 100% Black Angus beef 1/2 lb burgers and hotdogs. Served with fries or kettle chips. Breakfast served Monday-Friday 6-10 am, weekends 6:30-10:30 am. No lunch service. Dinner served 7 days a week,5-10 pm. 417.782.1000. www.hijoplin.com $-$$$

Tokyo Japanese Steak & SushiTOKYO JAPANESE STEAK & SUSHI, JOPLIN, MO  511 N. Range Line. Tokyo Japanese Steak & Sushi invites you to enjoy the show as our chefs prepare a delicious meal at your table. We have a full menu of fresh seafood, premier meats and more. Now is the perfect time to make your Valentine’s Day reservations! Daily lunch specials from 11 am-3 pm. Open Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am-11 pm and Sunday 11 am-9 pm. View our menu at www.tokyosteakandsushi.com. For reservations or questions, call 417.781.9888. $$-$$$

The White RoseTHE WHITE ROSE WINERY & RESTAURANT, CARTHAGE, MO  13001 Journey Rd. Carthage, 417-359-9253. A gracious dining experience on an Irish Estate featuring hearty Irish fair, such as Killy Begs Fish & Chips and Irish Crabcakes. Scrumptious desserts galore and Irish Pub Grub is also available, such as the Irish Appetizer Platter and Baked Brie with Homemade Irish Bread. You’ll also want to sample the wines from the White Rose Winery or stay for the night in one of their beautiful rooms! Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tea anytime, special dinners and functions by appt. Closed Wed. except by appointment.

Wilder's SteakhouseWILDER’S STEAKHOUSE - SINCE 1929, JOPLIN, MO  1216 Main St. A Joplin tradition since 1929. Serving the finest steaks and seafood in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Premium wine list and single malt scotch collection. Two private dining rooms available. Reservations accepted and walk-ins welcome. Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-9:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 5-10 pm, closed Sundays. 417.623.7230. www.wilderssteakhouse.com. $$$


WOODY’S SMOKEHOUSE  JOPLIN, MO  25124 Demott Dr. Enjoy a variety of smoked meats, brisket, pulled pork, turkey and sausage in addition to sides of our new BBQ green beans. Texas style beans, baked potato and of course coleslaw and potato salad. Wonderful baby back ribs along with desserts of banana pudding and chocolate cakes. Open Monday-Saturday 7 am-9 pm, Sunday 8 am-9pm 417.781.9800. $