Burger, cheesesteak, coffee shops serve Joplin area



Around Town features local establishments, both old and new to the Joplin area. Stay tuned to the Around Town column for an in-depth look at these restaurants. To explore previously featured Around Town  establishments, check out this column.


Polka Dot Fox Coffee and Micro-Bakery

A locally owned bakery and coffee shop will be coming to Joplin soon, offering a variety of baked goods with a concentrated effort on using locally sourced goods.

Gooch’s Burger & Chili Dive

Formerly known Gooch Bros. Grill, this burger joint relocated in November 2014 to a temporary location on 7th street in Joplin.

Location: 1825 W. 7th St., Suite 6, Joplin, Mo

Phone: 417-553-4652

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Menu: Burgers, sandwiches, fries, tater tots, salads, appetizers, spaghetti red, chicken strips, fried shrimp, Frito pie, country fried steak and biscuits and gravy.

On the Roll Cheesesteaks & Hoagies

This locally-owned sandwich joint made a comeback after enduring destruction from the May 2011 F5 Joplin tornado.

Location: 3702 E. 7th St., Suite H, Joplin, Mo

Phone: 417-659-9700

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Menu: Cheesesteak sandwiches, hoagies, meatball sandwich, fries, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, fried mushrooms, jalapeño poppers, The Kong