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The Butcher's Block Event Center

Welcome to the Butcher's Block
The Butcher's Block Event Center is Joplin's premier venue for weddings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, and other special events. 

We offer the finest in full service catering.
Whether at our place or yours, appetizers or a full dinner, your guests are sure to be pleased.

Check the  Calendar  page for room availability, then preview our   Menu Page  to choose from a variety of delicious entrees and desserts sure to make your special occasion a success. 

To Contact a Banquet Consultant...
Call (417) 624-1000 
What Our Customers have to Say...

"Thank you very much! Everything was great, pickup and setup on Saturday went smoothly. Everything was hot and on time as promised. If given the opportunity, you all will definitely have my recommendation"
Renee A. Joplin

"The food was wonderful and we appreciated the service our guests received during their meal. The visuals that supported our speakers looked great on the nice, bright projectors and projection screens that were available. I would highly recommend The Butcher's Block for any kind of event. I hope you have many more great events and a long future there. I'm sure we'll be back! "  
Marsha B., Communications Coordinator

"Tony & Cheryl, everything was great! Lots of compliments on the food, as usual. Thanks so much for making our party a success!"      

"Best brisket I've ever had!" 
M. Sanders, Kansas City

"Thank you so much for making our Thanksgiving dinner a success, the food was wonderful and the service was great! We look forward to working with you all again."         
Chris H. , Pastor

"We want you to know how very pleased we were with the catering service you provided for our Octoberfest. You chose an appropriate menu which complimented our theme and all the food was delicious. The entire staff was professional and courteous. We recommend your catering services to everyone who wants their event to be exceptional."                
Arts Council

"Tony, Cheryl & staff...Thanks so much for a great dinner last night! Everyone raved about the meal. We appreciate you guys so much!"    
Amy, Christian College

"Thank you for helping with our conference. We received great comments on your food and facility. I can say that you have by far the nicest and most helpful staff I've seen in 5 years of putting on our conferences."
Rachel, Medical Conference Coordinator    
Conveniently Located
1 block west of N. Main on Fountain Rd
Proud Member
Company History

​The Butcher's Block was founded in 1976 by Dee and Pat Dannelley in the old Deem's market on the corner of 24th & Main St.

Dee was a butcher and had been a cook in the army. The meat market sold all cuts of meat, did custom packing, rented freezer lockers and had the largest deli counter in the area.

As the business grew, they built a new meat market building  just to the south of the original.

As customers requested more options, they expanded into party trays and holiday food orders, eventually opening the Butcher's Block Restaurant at 2412 Main where El Vaquero is today.

Pat & Dee's customers soon demanded more in the way of catering for special events, weddings and business meeting.

They purchased and remodeled a building at 3316 S Main and opened a banquet facility.

When they outgrew that location, they purchased and remodeled the current location on Fountain Rd. All of the beautiful woodwork was cut, stained, and installed with care by Dee & Pat.

After Dee passed away in 2010, Pat continued to operate the business until her brother in law Tony and wife Cheryl Ramos took over operations in 2013.

We are very proud of our company's rich heritage and thankful for the opportunity to serve our customers in the area!
1980 ribbon cutting on new meat market building
Pat is 3rd from left...Dee is 6th from left...
their children Tracey and Joel holding the ribbon