Becketts Cafe
705 Illinois Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, United States
Review №1

Called in 2 cinnamon rolls for pick up. They were dry, hard and bland covered in this semi-sweet icing with a weird texture. Looked nothing like the picture. There was no way to unroll it to eat it the traditional way. Was not impressed..

Review №2

Yes! It is THAT good! One of the best diner experiences in the area! The food is delicious, the portions are large, and the service was great!It was a little pricey. The four of us ate there for about $60. Three cups of coffee was about $6. Now, in the Starbucks world we live in, it isn't abnormal to pay $6 per cup, but diner coffee is a thing of beauty and part of what makes it beautiful is that it is cheaper. Then again, I always want more for less so...All that to say, we will definitely go back!

Review №3

Oh my gosh. Best food by far. I love their Hangover dish. The bacon, hashbrowns, eggs, etc is amazin. The staff is really nice too!

Review №4

I did curbside pickup. I called 5 times to let them know I was there. No one picked up. I figured they were busy so I went inside. I paid for my food at the register. They did not start cooking my food until after I paid. I stood inside and waited for 25 minutes.The employees were friendly. I went home and found out I did not have one of the main dishes I ordered. I also had onions in one of the omelets that I requested no onions on. The food that I did get was good. I don't recommend curbside pickup at this location.

Review №5

Great food, average selection, good service. Breakfast all day and lunch served. Pancakes had a lot of sugar in them. Not much else in this part of town. I would go back.

Review №6

The best in town! The only place in town we eat breakfast.

Review №7

Good breakfast. The Beckett Omelet was fantastic! Good service, good coffee. Pleasant Cafe atmosphere.

Review №8

Since covid simple menu and short staff.

Review №9

Breakfast was great. Coffee was fabulous. Please wear a mask 2020 Aug 9 1015am

Review №10

Had the Veggie omlet and it was delicious! Wish they had a alternative to pork for those who don't eat pork. I suggest a good Turkey sausage. Good coffee, good waitress!

Review №11

Friendly staff, delicious food and great prices. What more can you ask for? Veggie omelet shown below.

Review №12

Seem to be understaffed or something, as the server was not so happy about working. The server spilled some of my drink on the table and didn't clean it up, but I will say, the food was really good.

Review №13

It was better this time, the hashbrowns are so buttery lol but they were prepared to perfection the graveyard is a mild pepper I added more at the table but that's just my preference, most people would like it, the price reminds me off waffle house every thing else is comfortable and homey.

Review №14

The Hangover is a loaded hashbrowns topped with eggs. Very good.

Review №15

Very clean, great service nice atmosphere very homie. The food was very good. My husband had an open face roast beef i had a Ruben sandwich and our granddaughter had fish and chips. Breakfast is served all day. It was a little pricey but you get what you pay for and it was worth it.

Review №16

Very Good Cafe, Good Food, Friendly Service!

Review №17

The food was very enjoyable, and the service was well-done.

Review №18

Excellent food. Everything is made fresh from scratch

Review №19

Good food friendly staff and prices are reasonable.

Review №20

Great food great services

Review №21

The food was good, although the menu was a little sparse on food options. The service was mediocre, with the waitress only checking on us a couple times, and never offering a refill on anything, and most of us only had water.

Review №22

The service was excellent the food was above average ordered the two for one country fried steak dinners, the steak was delicious but they don't give you very many mashed potatoes more like a melon ball scoop. But we will go back would recommend if you're in a hurry for a quick lunch or breakfast

Review №23

I heard about the Fried chicken and had to check it out! After searching the double sided menu multiple times, I was unable to find fried chicken! When our waitress arrived, I asked about it, and she said it happened to be the special of the day along with Fish and Chips. Since I was thinking about fried chicken all day, I ordered it with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. I went with the dark meat which was a $1 less. I personally like the dark meat cuts as chicken breasts tend to be dry. I was pleasantly surprised to receive my plate with 2 pieces of thighs!!! Typically you will get a Thigh and a drumstick, but getting 2 thighs is like winning the lottery! The breading was very crunchy and salty. Meat was very juicy. Green Beans and mashed potatoes were nothing to write home to mama about. Right now best fried chicken in Joplin is popeyes, then price cutter on maiden lane is a close 2nd. Beckett's fried chicken is right above the fried chicken from Walmart. Hope you enjoy yours!

Review №24

Great food, definitely going back.

Review №25

I love this place matter a fact once a weekend my husband and I go in for their amazing breakfast and coffee..only thing is the cook needs to work on over medium eggs more times they are over cooked rather than when the owner is in house then the eggs are perfect..

Review №26

Had a great breakfast. Their loaded breakfast burrito was good. Glad it was cut in half, could not eat all of it.

Review №27

Darn good corned beef hash and the service was good as well.

Review №28

Not good. Unfortunately. The menu looked good. I was excited to try the dish I'd picked out. But the waitress never came back to take our order. Almost 40 minutes waiting, tables getting served that had come in after us, we went somewhere else instead. Also, I hate to say it, but the place was kinda grungy looking. I get small town diners, but the floor was dirty, the table was sticky, as were the booth seats. We eventually had to leave hungry.

Review №29

Way better than Normas Diner. About the same price. Great food. Very satisfied :)

Review №30

A wonderful little cafe. My wife and I especially love to stop in for breakfast on Sunday's but get there early because it will get busy!! I have never tried anything I didn't like and I am especially like the fact that all of their omelettes can also be served as breakfast tacos for a fun little shange up to the traditional breakfast. If you have the chance I highly recommend giving them a try for some great food and friendly service!!

Review №31

Absolutely worst breakfast ever. Boxed food not homemade. Hashbrowns greasy and odd flavor. No real service. They took order dropped food off never came back to our table. Long wait on food and there was only 2 other tables with food already.Our bill was $55 for 4 people.We paid way to much for boxed food.

Review №32

Slooooowwww but food was hot and tasty

Review №33

Pretty good food!! Alot cleaner than before!

Review №34

First time eating here. We were seated immediately. Coffee was hot. Breakfast was good, hit, nice price and a huge portion. Waitress was very friendly. We will definently return and try lunch.

Review №35

Nice place. Nice interior. Great place to eat and relax

Review №36

It was good quick service

Review №37

Clean facility. Friendly staff and good food! A lot to choose from.

Review №38

HORRIBLE service. Waited for 45 minutes for our food that never came. Apparently the waitress forgot to submit our order. I was on my lunch break so had to be back at work at 1. Went back to work hungry. Worst service ever. Waitress wasn't even apologetic. I won't be back.

Review №39

Great small town type cafe. All of the meals served here are amazing and taste like grandma's home made cooking. Will definitely come back here again with friends and family and suggest others who havent been there to try out the breakfast menu. Clean place. Closes early in the day.

Review №40

I had the most wonderful breakfast this morning. It was presented beautifully and they have healthy options! Our waitress was very sweet and attentive.

Review №41

Horrible experience had to wait 20 minutes to order. 40 minutes later still didn't have our food. Waitress seemed like she didn't care. Then didn't try to stop us and make it right when we walked out without eating. Only giving one star because I had too

Review №42

Good foodFairly Quick serviceNice people

Review №43

Great food and service for very reasonable prices!!

Review №44

Nice place good food

Review №45

Great food, and staff. Our favorite breakfast place in town.

Review №46

Decent food, but little overpriced for what you receive.

Review №47

Very goid breakfast...service was great!

Review №48

Great food and good service!!! Unbeatable value!

Review №49

Awful experience. Came to eat a late breakfast, mind you it isn't even busy, takes 10 minutes to get drinks. Server comes back says she will be back to take our order. Wait more time and find bugs in the coffee. I told them we needed to order because we have somewhere to be and everyone just stares at us. Great food here but terrible service all the time. Doesn't matter if they are busy are not.

Review №50

Good food and friendly service. We were just passing by on our way to Texas.

Review №51

It's alright, Granny Shaffers is better in my opinion, but it's better than waffle house.

Review №52

Food was tasty and hot. Decent service. Reasonably priced. Adequate serving size. I would eat there again. Decent atomsphere.

Review №53

Breakfast was really good

Review №54

Service was OK. I could hear the waitresses bashing another waitress. It took over 20 minutes for the food. When we got the food (had breakfast), the sausage patties were cold and tasted like they were reheated. SAME with the pancakes...butter never melted and they were rubbery. Coffee was very strong and bitter. No amount of water made it better. We are never coming back.

Review №55

Service is great but can be busy at times

Review №56

Great breakfast food love the coffee in the morning

Review №57

The food was pretty great. I love their fried pickles, but their service is so slow! I went in there with a friend and the place was mostly empty except maybe a handful of tables with 1 or 2 customers at them. It took us over 35 minutes to get our food, and that was after it took about 15 minutes for Fried pickles. If there was a loy of customers, I could understand but I just definitely wont be coming back.

Review №58

Excellent service. Excellent food. Portions are perfect.

Review №59

If you haven't been to Beckett's Cafe and you appreciate good food and service, you owe it to yourself to visit this Mom and Pop home style restaurant.

Review №60

Great place to eat

Review №61

Awesome , reasonable was very pleased with my French dip

Review №62

Had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was over cooked, breading was too dark and too crispy. Broke my tooth on the chicken strip it was so crispy

Review №63

We LOVE eating here. It is a big open space. You have room to move around. The Staff was always treating us great. The FOOD is so good. The prices are very reasonable... There Sweet Tea is Perfect. We go here as often as we can. ( We go to the DR. In the area , so we leave early to have lunch here ). Excellent Place.

Review №64

Excellent Food... Simple yet expanded menu that steps up the ordinary. Great service and taste. The slogans advertised are catchy and tempting. You gotta try this place.

Review №65

The bowl of soup was HUGE so worth the 5 dollars! My daughter said the meatloaf was pretty good however we went close to closing time and the service wasn't great! She was busy with side work to check to see if we needed refills but she was really sweet otherwise.

Review №66

Fast service and friendly people good food

Review №67

We took 2 of our grandkids for breakfast we were seated fast, drink orders taken right away. We ordered our meals it took over 30 minutes to get our food. The place was not busy. When our food came it was not hot just warm. The prices are high for breakfast.

Review №68

The food was wonderful and the wait staff was awesome! The meal price was lower than i expected. We will definitely be going back!!

Review №69

They have the best biscuits and gravy in town!

Review №70

The service was fine. The food was subpar, instant sausage and gravy, MARGARINE. And yeah, the place was a little dirty overall.

Review №71


Review №72

Didnt like the food. Service was poor. Dining area needed serious detailed cleaning..

Review №73

Good breakfast food, made from scratch, not from a box. Everything tastes fresh. The wait is a little longer here than some breakfast places, but worth the wait for the quality we received. This is a popular hangout for several locals. They all know each other which to me is another sign of quality if they keep coming back.

Review №74

Nice clean place to have a great breakfast!!!

Review №75

Great family type restaurant, friendly wait staff, good B&G, reasonable prices

Review №76

Great! Beautiful Mexican waitress is outstanding in her role as a waitress. Will be back to see her really soon!

Review №77

Good food and service

Review №78

Great food good portions friendly people can't go wrong.

Review №79

Everyone is so pleasant . Very good and clean, and checks on your visit just enough . I also know alot of them from the past. Good PEOPLE FOR SURE !!!!!

Review №80

The food was great , the hash browns were done to a T. The only thing it needs is remodeling. The table we were at had napkins under two legs to level the table up. So do yourself a favor and remodel.

Review №81

Great food, reasonable prices!

Review №82

Great food

Review №83

Had Yougart BowlWorth every penny.

Review №84

Great service, Excellent food!

Review №85

I love the food. Everything I've eaten here is delicious! They are very generous with their portions. They're all so friendly. They treat you like family.

Review №86

Good breakfast. I had the pop's instead of mom's. Difference is the addition of meat choices. I expected the ham to be thicker cut.

Review №87

Good down home diner. Good food for a local diner. The building needs some updating though. Ceiling tiles are stained and it looks like it has not been remodeled in some time. Wait staff was friendly. Food got to my table pretty quick. Overall it is a good place to go for some hometown traditional meals.

Review №88

Great food amazing service

Review №89

If I could give it a negative 5 stars I would. Horrible service. We didn't even get to taste the food even after waiting 30 minutes.

Review №90

Good food and great prices

Review №91

Quick lunch with good specials

Review №92

I went out this morning to service the car and I thought that breakfast would be a good option while I was waiting. So I go in with my wife, order my food, and it's not too busy. Cool. I'll be out and on my way in a jiffy. Wrong. We got our coffee quickly, but waited about 40 minutes for our food before we left. There were FOUR families served before we left and they all came in long after we did! Not once did a server check on us or say that something was amiss after that initial greeting. I got a call that the car was done with an oil change, fluid check and tire balance before we even got our food!! Coffee was terrible at best. We will not be back. Highly dissatisfied to say the least. We never did get our food.

Review №93

Service great. Food exelent.

Review №94

I don't have occasion to stop in at Beckett's very often, but when I'm in town I try to take advantage of Beckett's made in house corned beef hash along with poached eggs, biscuits and gravy, and fresh fruit now that it's an option. Always great, as is the service. One of my adult daughter's refers to Beckett's as "Bacon", which she says is the best around.

Review №95

Constant food and the staff is wonderful. Corned beef hash is really good.

Review №96

Hadn't been there for a while, but the food and service were spot on. Great place for breakfast!

Review №97

Delicious food and great service!

Review №98

Good food and good service

Review №99

Good breakfast, has hash browns weren't the best. Everything else was good though. We stop by here when we are in the area.

Review №100

The veggie omelet (called garden omelet on menu) with mixed fruit and toast is fantastic. At just under 10 bucks it's not cheap but is definitely worth it.

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  • Address:705 Illinois Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 417-624-3700
  • American restaurant
  • Breakfast restaurant
  • Brunch restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Family restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:7AM–2PM
  • Tuesday:7AM–2PM
  • Wednesday:7AM–2PM
  • Thursday:7AM–2PM
  • Friday:7AM–2PM
  • Saturday:7AM–2PM
  • Sunday:8AM–2PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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