About Us


Jason Miller

Jason Miller, voted the Missouri Chef of the Year and not only the owner of Instant Karma, but its sister restaurant, Joplin Eagle Drive-In, as well. Jason is full of surprises. Born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, he moved to New York at 25 to study art. Six years later, he moved back home and has since caused something of a sensation in the local dining scene. With two successful restaurants under his belt, Miller is changing the way people eat – and even think about food – in his hometown.

Miller originally planned to focus on his art in Joplin, but that changed after the arrival of his first child, “I suddenly need a better-paying job.” Miller says, “All i knew was restaurants, so we started there.” Miller and his wife, Suzanne, put all their savings into the business. It was risky, but it paid off, leaving us with the unique dinning experiences associated with Instant Karma and The Eagle Drive-In.

Instant Karma

Instant Karma
527 s Main St, Joplin, Mo, 64801
417-206-3647
Opening Hours
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm