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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
417-781-5959
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You won't go home hungry.

If you leave Big R's hungry its your own fault. Portion size is thru the room. An order of Suzie-Qs is the size of a loaf of bread. Seating in the bar is a little cramped, but in the dining room is plenty. Monstrous pies!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
JoelDMo
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered ribs and sides for take out when family was visiting. Ribs were dry and stringy, sides were greasy and clumpy. I expect the dining room experience would be okay, but in my limited experience, the carry out food was leftover.

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Joplin, Missouri
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you leave Big R's hungry its your own fault. Portion size is thru the room. An order of Suzie-Qs is the size of a loaf of bread. Seating in the bar is a little cramped, but in the dining room is plenty. Monstrous pies!

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Thank JoelDMo
San Diego
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful BBQ, the best desserts, and great prices! Go for the lunch special to sample some of their best deals and desserts!

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Thank shadrachsmom
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Large portions and flavorful food. I had a few people come by and ask if I wanted an iced tea refill. My pulled pork came on a huge dinner roll and baked potato and dessert and drink for a special price of 8.99. I was really blown away.Did I mention the service? It was outstanding.

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Thank Rfols_indy
Holland, Michigan
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

After a bad bbq experience in Joplin the previous night, we decide to give Big R's a try. We are glad we did. The meat was very good. I had burnt ends while others had sandwiches, pulled pork and brisket. All were quite good. The place is small, so get there early.

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Thank Orenja
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Big R's is a must visit if you like ribs and any kind of pie. You must try the strawberry cream pie is they have it available the day you visit. You might end up waiting if you get there a little late, but the wait will be worth it.

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Thank M M
Joplin, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Delicious variety of food, a great atmosphere, and wonderful service. They are known for their amazing pies!

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Thank Alesia523
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Best Ribs in Joplin..... That is if you love big fat juicy ribs! Do go if you like the dried out ribs ..... Hometown type of place, no need to dress up.... But bring a big appetite. Try the pies too.

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Thank MsLisa4898
Arlington
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253 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We were here with family members and everyone had more than they could eat, everything was very good. The service was fast and friendly.

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Thank LeonNoel7
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I've never had a meal here. I've heard great things about it but I just haven't had the opportunity. HOWEVER, I have been here a few times for dessert and if you like pie, you'll love this place! Weird, right? Great pie at a Bar-B-Q place? Not only is there a huge selection of pies to choose from but every... 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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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