Diamond Cafe

101 East Market
Diamond, 64840
We stopped by this absolute gem of a locally owned café on our way home from visiting the nearby George Washington Carver National Park and museum. We had no idea WHAT A TREAT we were in for! It is impeccably clean, you felt genuinely welcome, prices were very reasonable, and the food was incredible. It was obvious to all in our party that the owners and staff have a real passion for creating both food and an atmosphere that is second to none. Two of us had the grilled pork chops which were done to perfection & truly delicious, and one of us had the garlic butter catfish, which she said was so good and unlike any she had had elsewhere, because it was so fresh and tasted like it was homemade. The mac n' cheese was homemade, too.You could tell it had real cheese...mmm...mmmm.....mmmm....so good. And if you like peanut butter...the "Carver Bar" homemade dessert is an absolute "gotta do this" kind of treat. Served warm, the three of us shared it --the perfect finale to our great unexpected find in a local café. It is so refreshing to encounter a business where excellence is the standard. Can't say enough good things! We will definitely be back!
The next time you want a great meal, reconsider choosing one of the high-priced, crowded eateries and chains on Range Line in Joplin, and drive the extra 20 minutes to my little hometown of Diamond. The Diamond Café is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and only for dinner. It's a little place with a small staff, so please make reservations. As for the food, it's one of those places you can pick anything on the menu and can't go wrong. Half of the entrees are traditional fare, half are Italian selections; prices are reasonable and portions are generous. Beverage prices are low; the wine list is sparse but you'll pay $3 a glass. Desserts are made by the restaurant and are wonderful - face it, you won't have room left after the meal, but order them to take home. I'm delighted to have found the Diamond Café - be good to yourself and give them a try.
My family ate here on Thursday. Very clean dining room and pleasant, attentive staff. I had the garlic butter catfish, which was the best I've ever had. I would recommend to anyone. Excellent experience. Very reasonable prices. I was impressed also when I read the sign on the door. Because of the price of beef when they last purchased, they LOWERed the prices of their steak dinners. I've never seen that before.

(417) 325-7166


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