The Red Onion Cafe is one of Joplin's best. Located at 4th and Virginia, close to downtown and away from the Rangeline Road madness, the Red Onion has an impressive menu. They serve both lunch and dinner with a nice variety of choices and a large selection of heavenly desserts. The staff is top notch and service is wonderful. One drawback at lunch is the lack of free parking, so be prepared to keep the meters running on the adjacent parking lot during lunch. This is not a problem after 5PM because the lot is not monitored then.