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Big R's Bar-B-Q

1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
417-781-5959
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Ranked #16 of 192 Restaurants in Joplin
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Joplin, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Big R's is Joplin's best locally owned restaurant. The food and service are always great. We've never had a bad experience there. I have ate at every Big R's location that Randy has had. I'm very happy with the way his daughter has taken over and made a great place to eat even better.

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Nashville, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant out on a Friday night since they serve prime rib on that night. It was excellent, cooked perfect to the way we ordered it. Baked potatoes are huge but cooked thru and hot, Service was quick and friendly. Will definitely recommend and will return again for another visit!

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Libertyville, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We bought the ribs for 2 with cole slaw, soup, baked potato (.75 up charge for cheese) and baked beans. Soup, beans, soup and ribs arrived warm not hot. Flavor was above average, not salty but not 5 star terrific. I expected the soup to preempt the meal but it arrived with it. Buns that did arrive pre-meal were warm... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can't wait to go back..great pies and BBQ.. I hear they are expand the seating area adding on. The prices are a little high but I guess you get what you pay for... A++++++++

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Salem, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As many BBQ places go, it is rustic themed. Not new or exciting but a good BBQ. Bar on one side with tables and other side is a small dining room. Wait staff is good and attentive. Usually busy but worth a stop. Nice BBQ 1/2 (huge) or full size chef salads.

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Joplin, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food is great. Will definately pay with cash if we choose to eat at this restaurant again. We left a cash tip for the server... a week later I found the card receipt in my purse, and was charged for an additional tip :( Called the management team and was told the server should have told me she added... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I read about the food in a magazine several months ago, so when the opportunity came to travel to Joplin, I said "YES" send me to Joplin to get the job done. I arrived during lunch time and parked in front of a building that looked pretty run down (It proves you cannot tell the book from it's cover). Inside... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I hadn't been to this restaurant in quite some time and was looking forward to eating what I remembered as good barbeque. However, I quickly found out that it had changed greatly. Last time I visited Big R's was when I was probably 12 or 13 (6 years ago), and I remembered the food was EXCELLENT. I visited Big R's... More

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Carl Junction, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife & I recently tried Big R's for the first time. We went for lunch and were promptly seated. The restaurant even for lunch was 80-90% full. Our waitress was very attentive & outgoing. We ordered their fried mushrooms for an appetizer. These were the BEST fried mushrooms my wife & I have ever had! My wife then ordered... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like casual dining, rustic atmosphere, fantastic food, and the best pie in the Four States, you have found the place. This is one of those locally-owned places you want to eat at when in Joplin. Don't miss it and bring friends or family for a fun time. I've eaten here since it opened and never been disappointed.

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