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.

Lucky J Restaurant & Arena

11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
+1 417-358-2370
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kabobs” (4 reviews)
“fried pickles” (5 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their burgers are always the best, service is great and price is reasonable for what you get. Get the curly fries.

Thank pmurphymath
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Whlie staying in Carthage, MO we were looking for a local restaurant. We saw the Lucky I listed and decided to go. When we found the place, out of town, we decided to go in and at least have a drink. Once inside we saw...More

Thank rzahm
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The 8 oz. Filet was cooked perfect and the sides were delicious. Very reasonable price and the entertainment (Barrel Racing the night we were there) was fascinating. There is an arena attached to the restaurant, so you may see a lot of cowboys and cowgirls.

Thank Tiger5147
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is where the locals go. Great food and atmosphere. Everything we had was good. I love breaded mushrooms and these were really good! Hubbies pork chops were excellent.

Thank Rgklever
Reviewed 24 July 2018

As the rest of the US becomes chain nation, the local, original, funky places stand out even more. Lucky J's and what ever incarnation it may become is worth a visit just for the experience. While the food is good, the location and ambience are...More

Thank ItchyFeetGettingAway
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We travel To Missouri about Twice a year. in December we were told about a great Steak place to try called Lucky J's. In June we went and thoroughly enjoyed our meals! My husband I both had a 14 oz Prime Rib eye. They were...More

1  Thank Honey H
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Food was really good. We loved the steaks. We were visiting the area during our trip West. Picked up a storage tray for our RV and ate here in the evening. We were told to definitely get here early because it can be long wait...More

Thank timothymQ2448MY
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place. They have a rodeo arena u can view through the windows in the bar. Fu range menu. I had the smoked sausage which was good but not great. Onion rings good as well a little greasy. Also had fried okra...More

Thank robrick31
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is one of the most unusual places we have ever eaten. When you pull up you can’t decide if it is a livestock auction barn or a rodeo arena. Yes all of the above. There were no activities going on the night we were...More

Thank Barb247
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our visit. We ordered the pork nachos which weren’t anything special which is why I gave a 4 star rating. Our main course, a 16 ounce ribeye was really the star of the meal. Delicious! Waffle fries were also perfect!...More

Thank suzzrx
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Carthage
Carthage Inn
36 reviews
3.86 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Carthage
147 reviews
4.26 km away
Quality Inn & Suites
316 reviews
4.57 km away
Guest House Motel
11 reviews
5.57 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Big Ben's BBQ Station
54 reviews
4.56 km away
Iggy's Diner
82 reviews
3.78 km away
Cave Gang Pizza & Pub
48 reviews
5.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Precious Moments Park
299 reviews
7.36 km away
Jasper County Courthouse
82 reviews
5.52 km away
Carthage Civil War Museum
44 reviews
5.56 km away
Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square
15 reviews
5.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lucky J Restaurant & Arena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Carthage
  • Phone Number: +1 417-358-2370
  • E-mail
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