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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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best BBQ & Pie

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
garyn797
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Merino, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went here for lunch. Very nice homey atmosphere. Very good food and good service. Portions are large and very well prepared. I would definitely eat here again.

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Joplin, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?