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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
417-781-5959
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Smoked barbecue, brisket, pulled pork and ribs being most popular. They...
Smoked barbecue, brisket, pulled pork and ribs being most popular. They also have a large variety of homemade pies that are served as huge slices. very rustic decor and friendly service.
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty darn good

I came here for a business meal and ordered the Chicken Breast with baked potato and a side of chunk applesauce. All I have to say is I feel like the applesauce was made from scratch. It was exceptional. Service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Nikki A
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Joplin, Missouri
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

loved the food and OMG the pie........to die for.....great lunch at a great price. When we go thru Joplin next, WE WILL STOP!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

It was great. I had the big pig not very big but it saved me some room for appetizer (try the sampler platter fried broccoli and onion rings great) and wonderful German chocolate pie. I will go again very friendly staff and great food.

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My sister told us about this place. She's been a customer since back in the day when they were located in Arkansas. Gave it a try while in town and love it. Pulled pork was fabulous! The suzy-q potatoes are served in an oblong loaf pan and so plentiful. We ate on them for two days. Can't wait to visit... More 

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Miami, Oklahoma
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29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Joplin. Today I had the Reuben sandwich and potato salad. My husband had their burger special with strawberry pie to take home with us. The pulled pork sandwich is also one of our favorites.

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Joplin, Missouri
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28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I came here for a business meal and ordered the Chicken Breast with baked potato and a side of chunk applesauce. All I have to say is I feel like the applesauce was made from scratch. It was exceptional. Service was good.

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Houston, Texas
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77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My original review stands: If I lived in Joplin I would eat here at least once a week. It's got so many delicious comfort food choices I would never run out of options! And then there is the pie. Seriously, if you get here and have to wait (and you likely will in the evenings) you will watch the pie... More 

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Missouri
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31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went on a weeknight. They had a good crowd and we had heard good things. I ordered the Brisket and Ribs. The ribs were great, brisket ok. We ordered some Susie Q's and the portion was large, but the fries were very soggy and oozing tons of oil. Overall the portions were big and you will get full. Service... More 

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Cudahy WI
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped here on a recent Saturday -- in the middle of the afternoon and the joint was hoppin'! We were seated after about a 15 minute wait, and our waitress was very pleasant all the way through the meal. The tables are a little tight but the aroma gave us to believe that we were here at the right... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Being a long time resident of Joplin I have found I am never disappointed when choosing Big R's for dining! Portions are generous, food quality is excellent and the homemade pies are the perfect way to top off any meal (if you saved room)! I refer out of town visitors here often and always get a big "thank you" after... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Not only is their menu extensive, offering a large variety of foods to please everyone, but the price is well within my budget! I tried a variety of meats, and they were so tender that they practically melted in your mouth. A giant serving of potatoes complimented by their bar-b-q beans was the perfect meal. They also offer homemade pies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: 417-781-5959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Smoked barbecue, brisket, pulled pork and ribs being most popular. They also have a large variety of homemade pies that are served as huge slices. very rustic decor and friendly service.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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