Norma’s Diner on Main St. in Joplin, Mo is one of those throwback style restaurants (I mean that in a good way). It’s like a mom and pop restaurant with country type food (similar to Cracker Barrel) without a corporate influence.
I’ve been there a couple of times, once for breakfast, and twice for lunch/dinner.
For breakfast, I had pancakes and eggs. The pancakes are large and delicious.
They have several breakfast choices.
On one of visits, I had the meatloaf dinner. The meatloaf was very good and moist. The other time I went I had the Norma’s spaghetti (no picture) which was huge and made with jalapeños, so it had a little spice.
The atmosphere is nice, not too crowded and fairly quiet. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant if you are ever in Joplin.