Our Story

Since 1976, the Butcher's Block name has meant great food and quality service to people in the Joplin area.

It began when Walter "Dee" Dannelley and wife Patsy opened a meat market and deli on the corner of
24th & Main Street in Joplin, MO.

As customers requested more options, they expanded to include party trays and holiday food orders,

eventually opening the Butcher's Block Restaurant at 2412 Main.

Pat & Dee's customers soon demanded more in the way of catering for special events, weddings, and business meetings. They purchased and remodeled a building at 3316 S Main and opened their first banquet facility.

When they outgrew that location, they purchased and remodeled the current location at 499 W. Fountain Rd.

All of the beautiful woodwork was cut, stained, and installed with care by Dee & Pat.

Pat continued to operate the business after Dee passed away, until her sister 

Cheryl and brother-in-law Tony Ramos took over operations in 2013.

 We are very proud of our company's rich heritage and thankful for the opportunity to continue to

serve our many customers in the area!


Here's what our clients are saying...

  1. Best brisket I've ever had!!

    M Sanders, Kansas City

     The food was wonderful and we appreciated the service our guests received during the meal.  I would highly recommend The Butcher's Block for any kind of event.  

    Marsha, HR
    A great place to host
    our son's rehearsal dinner!  

    Elegant venue, excellent food,
    friendly staff!

    Vivian K.
  2. Thank you very much!
    Everything was hot and on time as promised. If given the opportunity, you all will definitely have my recommendation

    Renee A., Recception
    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. , Church Dinner
    Tony, Cheryl, & staff...
    Thanks so much for a great dinner last night! Everyone raved about the meal. We appreciate you guys so much!
    Amy, Fauclty Dinner