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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 #21 of 192 restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: 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.
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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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Joplin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Big R's about three times. The first was a group of 8 and the last two times just two of us. The food has always been delivered quickly and hot. An order of the onion rings and fries are enough to serve a couple and maybe even up to four people, We have had sandwiches and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Big R's is great! I had a hamburger for lunch, and it was wonderful. The onion rings are also delicious. It is a great place to go after being in the car for 5 hours. I loved te decorations around the resteraunt, especially the guy hanging from the ceiling. My only complaint is the french fries, which could have been... More

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Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Thanks to previous reviews, we ate here when searching for good BBQ while in Joplin. Small place but food is great! Love the decor and service was very good. The homemade turtle pie, YUM!! Will definitely go back.

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Sodus, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch early dinner. I had the sirloin and ribs, the ribs were great the sirloin was a little over done, but okay. Everyone got the Susie Q's which is a bread loaf shape of fries, more than enough to share. Next time we will try different sides and share. Hubby had the brisket and he... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stopped here after being referred by our son. It Was an excellent choice. The ribs were really tender and great. The sandwich was good and I especially loved the potato salad. This should be on everyones list of places to try.

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Central Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A buddy of mine who used to live in the area took me here late Friday evening 3/7, cruising over from nearby Downstream Casino, for what he said was the best steak in town. It was fantastic. My medium Kansas City Strip was perfect, with a little bar-b-q sauce on the side, as was my half loaf of french fries.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here for lunch after the lunch crowd leaves, it's quiet and good service! Love the Cobb salad and chicken fried chicken!

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Washburn, Missouri, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is a little hard to find, but when you do, you will enjoy the food. The BBQ is good, but the pies are outstanding.

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food was pretty good, but the service wasn't very good at all. Ate there on a busy Saturday evening. Had a bit of a wait, but understood since they were a little busy. When we were seated, our waitress was obviously a little stressed and seemed to take it out on the customers a little bit. Took almost 55... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Upon our long cross country drive, we always want to stop at local places. This sure fit the bill. It was a fun redneck place with great service. We had the lunch special of pulled pork sandwiches on MrsR's roll. They were outstanding. We shared the sandwiches (comes with 2 slider like sizes) and this was more than enough. We... More

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