The menu at Finn’s leans into steakhouse territory with plenty of steaks, chopped salads, steak salads, seafood entrees and dip appetizers, but there are enough casual options, like sandwiches, burgers, fried appetizers, ribs and fried chicken, to please a varied palate.
My companion and I started out with a cocktail from the signature drinks menu. Each item is named after a Joplin landmark or a business in the Clark’s family, which is a pleasantly personal change from standard cocktail menus. We decided to start our meal with something warm and cheesy—so the bacon and seafood stuffed mushrooms were calling our names. Plump button mushrooms were packed with bacon cream cheese, hearty chunks of shrimp and crab meat and gooey mozzarella, all of which was swimming in a pool of hot butter. We knew our arteries would hate us for it, but we polished off the plate.