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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

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527 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
+1 417-206-3647
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! You better try Instant Karma, sit at the bar or at a table and enjoy your fantastic choices of great food and drink! Be sure to check out the Karma specials, their craft beer selection is second to none! Enjoy!

Thank Steve T
Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had lunch here many times, and Instant Karma never disappoints. Great variety of burgers and hot dogs. The french fries and excellent. My wife really likes the sweet potato fries. I am a huge fan of burgers, and peanut butter, so I've settled in on the Peanut butter burger as my go to favorite. Hey, don't knock it... More 

Thank David C
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instant Karma beat out Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City and others in the Craft Beer Market in Missouri to be awarded the outstanding Craft Beer in Missouri. Of all the craft beer joints in all the towns in all of Missouri, Instant Karma has been voted the best.

Thank Lawrence M
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208 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice variety of food. Lots of burgers, etc. Everything was very good Love the spicy mustard on the wurst.

Thank RyanfromIowa
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been few years since I dined here but joined a friend who had never been. Lunch $14 for average burger (mushroom & Swiss) with mediocre side order of French fries. Mostly bread on burger (2 grilled cheese Texas toast as 'bun' was overkill & hardly any cheese - that's 4 slices of big bread!) the side servings priced... More 

Thank teresae740
Joplin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 13 February 2017 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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801-2313
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-206-3647

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