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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
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
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Miami, OK
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good here. On Weekends the wait can be quite long. Pies are to die for and the variety is amazing. Always have good service

Thank Debaw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I love the ribs here. Their Susie Q's are awesome and as their advertisement says the have the " meat you can't beat and the pie you can't deny" Ms. Carla bakes up some really delicious pie.

Thank Carman J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food...good service. Atmosphere wonderful. Would go back when in town..a must go too...wish was there now

Thank Rayne D
Joplin, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portion 's and great taste, gets busy at lunchtime, supper starts to backing up after 6 or so. Closed Sunday's

Thank bigbearlansing
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, you will not be sorry! Generous portion sizes. It's not health food, though. Share half of a susie-q for your table and enjoy fantastic bbq. Thank me later. Oh, and don't forget the pie!

Thank SleeplessinStLouis
Rockton, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were looking for good ribs and one of the ladies at our hotel recommended Big R's. Purposeful rustic atmosphere. Very kind wait staff. The ribs and pulled pork were excellent. Decent choices for beverages. They also make homemade pies. We took carry-out dessert for back at the hotel and watching a Chicago Cub win to get into the World... More 

Thank CBrackett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Great meal after a long day on the road. Family friendly, homemade and tasty! We were too full for desert, but couldn't resist that pie. Thank goodness for pie to go! We will be back when in Joplin again!

Thank Melissa L
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food, portions large, desserts delicious!! Atmosphere is fun and family friendly!! Surprisingly limited amount of great BBQ joints in the four states. This is worth the drive!!

Thank Carol D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Old fashioned setting, good food, homemade pies and good beer. It's very small and parking can be difficult, so plan ahead.

Thank mick4172016
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite barbecue restaurant in Joplin. Delicious food, large portions, reasonable prices. What more do you want?

Thank Linda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-781-5959
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?