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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 40
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in Joplin

Food: 4 Selection: 4 Service: 4 Cost: 4 Aesthetics: 4 Overall: 4 Everything about this place is really good. The burnt ends are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
David S
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Dwight, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Actually skipped dinner tonight and came for the pie & coffee. The picture above is Blueberry cream, oh my. Pies are home made and outstanding!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food: 4 Selection: 4 Service: 4 Cost: 4 Aesthetics: 4 Overall: 4 Everything about this place is really good. The burnt ends are great.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were headed out of Missouri and decided BBQ was to be our last meal. I asked SIri "what is the best BBQ in Joplin?" and she sent us here. It was way off the highway, and not the easiest place to find, but it did not disappoint! I was traveling with someone who adores pie, and when we walked... More 

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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

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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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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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