Feeling a little rumbly in your tumbly? As a family-owned business, we like to eat at locally-owned spots. We mostly head to Joplin to eat, but Galena, Riverton, & Baxter Springs have some quick bites, as well. We have only included our favorites on this list - Old Riverton Post- approved!
Quick Bites on Kansas Route 66
Delis & Diners:
The Old Riverton Store· 7109 KS-66, Riverton· A historical marker on Route 66. The sandwiches are fresh & made-to-order. It's a fun place to stop in, especially if you are a Route 66 buff.
Sweet Creek Diner & Bakery· 300 W 7th St, Galena· A quintessential small town American diner that serves comfort food favorites for both breakfast & lunch.
Red Onion Expressoria· 1619 Rte 66, Galena· Right outside of Galena going towards Joplin. It has a great versatile menu i.e sandwiches, salads and pasta. (Kind of like a McAlister's, but locally-owned with specialty items). Breakfast is also available. Closed on Sundays
Mexican: Mi Torritos Mexican Restaurant ᐧ418 S Main St, Galena, KSᐧ Order the Queso Fundido!
Pulled Pork Pancakes, The Bruncheonette
Cheeseburger & Fries, Social btb
Heading East to Missouri Route 66
The Bruncheonette·424 N Main St, Joplin, MO ·A great brunch spot on North Main in Joplin. Super creative & authentic menu. Last time I was there, I ordered their Pulled Pork Pancakes. So good! *Tip: Go early! Seating is limited, and there is usually a line. They open at 9:00 am.
Carmine’s Wood Fired Pizzeriaᐧ524 S Joplin Avenue Joplin, MO· We’ve just recently discovered Carmine’s, and we are all in! They offer New York style thin crust pizza & Neopolitan pizza. My favorite is the Vico with Italian Sausage & dollups of mascarpone!
Hackett’s Hot Wings & Sports Roomᐧ524 S Joplin Avenue Joplin, MO· Featuring Memphis-style hot wings (& 13 unique flavors) located in the historic district of downtown Joplin. Other menu items include catfish, pork-chop sandwiches, hushpuppies, fried okra, corn nuggets and homemade desserts.
Social btb ٜ· 1027 S Main St Joplin, MO ᐧ Located in the historic Gryphon building, this burger, tenders & beer joint offers table games for a social atmosphere. Casual dining with large selection of craft beers. Stop by Caroline’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop before leaving the Gryphon building. Old time ice cream shop with great selection of ice cream & candies! Very fun atmosphere!
Club 609· 609 S Main St, Joplin, MO · Casual fine dining with a fun atmosphere for adults. Delicious food, funky art, great happy hour prices.
Wilder’s Steakhouse· 1216 S Main St, Joplin, MO·For the best steak in the area and an excellent mid-century dinner atmosphere, we suggest Wilder’s. It's a Missouri Rt 66 favorite, and it is our #1 choice for a nice dinner out!