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Big Springs Trading Company

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14237 N Highway 65, Saint Joe, AR 72675-1382
+1 870-439-2900
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (9 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14237 N Highway 65, Saint Joe, AR 72675-1382
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Big Springs food is always good--freshly prepared and arrives quickly. There is usually a daily special--something that is not always on the menu--and it will be good, whatever it is. I recently had beans and ham with cornbread which was a large bowl of smoky...More

Thank Mary Y
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Jennifer is an amazing cook! The restaurant is SPOTLESS! The food especially the brisket is amazing. Everything is home made and made from Scratch. The homemade cookies and Apple Pie are to die for. They also sell smoked meats and cheeses! Which are moderately priced...More

Thank Poochkins98
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I often drive by Big Springs Restaurant on my way from Little Rock to Harrison, but not at a mealtime. Today I stopped by for lunch. The sandwich special, grilled smoked (in house) turkey, with Swiss, dressed on sourdough was exceptional. I may have to...More

Thank Charles F
Jennifer R, Owner at Big Springs Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

We’re glad you stopped, too, and that you took the time to write a review. Thank you!

Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is one of the best places in the south the get smoked meats. It is one of those hole in the wall places that will beat any BBQ place in the country on flavor and price. If you are headed toward Harrison Ar. up...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad dining experience at Big Springs! The food is consistently good. Service is great. The friendly owner is usually there to visit and welcome customers. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. Unique decor with photos and art by local artists....More

Thank Mary Y
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We travel to Branson several time a year and have eaten at many different places along the way. On the mid-July trip we stopped at the Big Springs BBQ Café just south of St. Joe, AR. It had been recommended. The rustic outside appearance, complete...More

Thank Larry B
Jennifer R, Owner at Big Springs Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you! We get lots of Branson travelers, and love hearing about their visits. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us. -Jennifer

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great food. Staff was friendly and a pleasure to deal with. If I am in the area I make it a point to eat here.

Thank Ray B
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We have been stopping in at Big Springs for years! Love the food and the smoked bacon! Jennifer and the ladies are wonderful! If you have never stopped...you are missing out.

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed June 9, 2017

I love it, I love it, I love it. Never had a bad meal at Big Springs, be it sit-down or take-out, and I'm not just saying that because the restaurant has been featured on national television multiple times. Honestly, it's such a treat to...More

Thank hazelbeth870
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Friendly, clean, and the best food for miles. The atmosphere was one of relaxed elegance. We walked into an aroma of mouthwatering greatness. Try the club sandwich. It was was as big as my plate. After our meal we purchased cheese and a variety of...More

Thank Melissa T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14237 N Highway 65, Saint Joe, AR 72675-1382
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Saint Joe
  • Phone Number: +1 870-439-2900
Serving BBQ and southern food on the Buffalo National River in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Cozy atmosphere, funky decor, and sarcastic staff.
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