Where to eat American food in Carthage: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 14, 2020 Sachiko Swiger

Find out what American restaurants to try in Carthage. Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 14,378 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jasper County and is nicknamed "America's Maple Leaf City."
Things to do in Carthage

10. Subway

1032 W Central Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1027 American, Deli +1 417-358-5984 http://www.subway.com

Reviewed By Colette M

The service here is fast and accurate. Sometimes there is even a little extra. I don't think it's on purpose. You get a fair deal in this restaurant. It's clean and I've never seen it dirty.

9. Pancake Hut

301 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1705 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 417-358-8481 http://pancakehutcarthage.dishworld.website
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4 based on 51 reviews

Pancake Hut

Reviewed By jayares2015

We got up with the sun and stopped in for breakfast before heading north for the Solar Eclipse. The staff really got into creating a special breakfast to honor the event (see photos). We didn't order the special, but had the Hut Special - pancakes, bacon, eggs, and coffee. The food was quite good and filling and the coffee was typical diner - okay but not fancy. There's a cute Lowell Davis sculpture outside and the Chicago Coin's Band-Box, an old-timey Route 66 tourist attraction inside.

8. Boomer Sooner Barbecue

1123 W Central Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1030 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Drive Thru [email protected] +1 417-358-8112 http://www.boomersbbqandcatering.com
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4 based on 54 reviews

Boomer Sooner Barbecue

We Are A Sit Down, Take Out, Call In, Drive Thru. We Offer Full Service Catering. Our Bbq Is Our Specialty. We Also Offer Fresh Hamburgers. Fresh Wings Cooked To Order With 8 Great Flavors. We May Be Decorated For The Boomer Sooner Fan At Heart, But We We

Reviewed By Mark43

We met other couples for dinner Saturday night. Boomer Sooner BBQ is one of two BBQ restaurants in Carthage. The previous TA reviews were encouraging. However...(1) it is very difficult to order. The menu is directly order your head, and is NOT simple. They should provide a paper menu or move the menu to eye level. (2) The tables/chairs are all fastened to the floor, and the tables/chairs were not comfortable for our group. We were cramped...not a relaxing venue. (3) Our group got a variety of items. One ordered a rack of ribs for two, (it was obvious the ribs were not right out of the smoker). The 4-sides looked good and a generous size. However, the ribs were not cut and we had to ask for them to be cut. How did they expect us to eat them? Another ordered a pulled pork sandwich. The pulled pork came in a lump/pile on the tray. I guess you have to make your own sandwich? Each order came out separately, with an awkward delay before everyone started to eat. The staff did offer to refill our drinks. ...seating and ordering were just not comfortable. Will keep looking for another BBQ fix.

7. The Carthage Deli

301 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836-1614 American, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 417-358-8820 http://www.carthagedeli.com
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4 based on 33 reviews

The Carthage Deli

Reviewed By William A M

Off the beaten path, far from modern but well worth stopping by. Friendly staff, everything we tried was old school great. Deli meat and cheese sliced fresh great bread, soup was homemade and delicious.Another hidden gem that harkens back to when people cared about what they do.

6. Carthage Family Restaurant

125 N Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1108 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Table Service +1 417-359-8411 https://www.facebook.com/CarthageFamilyRestaurant/
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4 based on 65 reviews

Carthage Family Restaurant

Reviewed By lammac

This local gather place was recommended by the owner of Best Budget Inn, and we were not disappointed. The menu had a great variety and good prices, and the service was very good. Caution--there is a reduced price senior menu, but the portions are regular sized, and this restaurant is not chintzy in its servings. We would definitely eat here again.

5. The Woodshed Burger House

311 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836-1614 American, Pub Lunch, Dinner Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Table Service [email protected] +1 417-358-2707 http://www.cherrysartgallery.com
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5 based on 23 reviews

The Woodshed Burger House

The Woodshed Burger House is located in the largest most beautiful art gallery in the mid west. We serve gourmet burgers, tasty salads, steaks and salmon. We have something for everyone on our menu!

Reviewed By Mark H

This is one of my favorites when I'm passing through town. The food is tasty and portioned on the large side. So bring an appetite. The friendliness of the staff and the owners can't be beat. I always feel like a returning friend when I dine here.

4. Iggy's Diner

2400 South Grand Avenue, Carthage, MO 64836-7904 American, Diner Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 417-237-0212 http://www.iggysdiner.com
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4 based on 92 reviews

Iggy's Diner

Welcome to Iggy's Diner, a 50's - Happy Days style Route 66 Diner. Decorated walls with Route 66, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, 45's and Albums, and background music and TV. Kids Welcome. Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Friendly Service Good Food.

Reviewed By RitaW415

We had breakfast here as we were starting vacation. They have a senior menu which saves a little money. The senior Western Omelet was huge more than I could eat but was very good. My husband had eggs, bacon, toast and hash browns. Both meals were very good.

3. Sirloin Stockade

1027 W Central Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1028 American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 417-358-1765 http://www.sirloinstockade.com
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4 based on 115 reviews

Sirloin Stockade

Reviewed By Patricia S

On an a motorcycle trip with friends, we stopped at the location in Carthage for dinner. The food was very good, friendly service and clean. Got our monies worth,

2. The Original Whisler's

300 N Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1111 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating +1 417-358-4951 https://www.facebook.com/Whislers-Carthage-211181293564/
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4 based on 68 reviews

The Original Whisler's

Reviewed By hamiltra92677

I’ve eaten at Whisler’s since I was a kid. This take-out burger place is about the best around. The service is always with a smile and you’re always given a friendly greeting. The burgers are on the smaller side but are OUTSTANDING. In fact, In-N-Out burgers resemble these in my opinion. On this trip, I had a couple of burgers and my family had a Pig-N-Bull (a hamburger with a ham steak on it). A real gem of a find if you’re new to the area.

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1. Lucky J Restaurant & Arena

11664 E Fir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836-7835 American, Steakhouse, Bar Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television [email protected] +1 417-358-2370 http://www.luckyjarena.com/
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4 based on 119 reviews

Lucky J Restaurant & Arena

Reviewed By ASM1

I had seen this place online before we left the UK. We were staying in Joplin, whilst doing part of Route 66, and when we got there found that this place was 15 miles back up in Carthage. We weren’t sure whether to go or just eat nearby, but I am so glad that we made the journey. The food was excellent, we got to see the barrel racing, and it was great value. The steaks were awesome. It is out of town, down some small country roads, but boy is it worth it. The restaurant was full and many locals were there which always shows that somewhere is good. A good variety of items on the menu. For a family of four, four main courses and four drinks, it came to $63. I wish I was staying nearby for longer so we could ago again.

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