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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Wait staff were friendly. Ribs were awesome. We were so full, we couldn't eat any pie but they were homemade and looked delicious.

Thank mspst98
Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The ribs are so good that they kept my students from talking and had them silent while they ate. These students are always talking about something, but all I could hear was lips smacking. These are the best ribs in town and well worth the belt loosening that you will experience. You can't stop eating until you are ready to... More 

Thank Gary E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an extremely popular restaurant with the locals. I am not too sure why though. The decor is definitely unique, and it is very refreshing to not be eating in a franchise or chain restaurant. The food is not expensive. To me, the food was fairly average. Sorry. My other tips were - the drinks come in very heavy... More 

Thank Nina E
Joplin, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big R's has stood the test of time in Joplin, Missouri. The owners are committed to hard work, serving quality, delicious food at reasonable prices. The service is top notch. And the ambiance of the restaurant is very casual, unique, and eclectic. The barbecue is great...ribs, brisket, pulled pork, etc. You can have a full dinner or just a sandwich... More 

Thank L A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must try the pie, take it home if you are too full to eat a restaurant, all pies are amazing! Oh and the "real food" that really good too. Lunch menu is awesome great price tons of food! They are great for large groups!

Thank Stephanie S
Columbia, Missouri
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Big R's BBQ again. This time around I had the brisket sandwich and the homemade curly fries. They were good, but not my purpose this visit. I wanted pie! I tried the pie of the month: strawberry lemonade. It was awesome! A nice lemon cream pie with a swirl of strawberry and topped with whipped cream. The crust... More 

Thank moboley
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions with big flavor. Fall off the bone ribs and tender pulled pork- yummy. The BLT was huge and had more bacon than any other sandwich I've seen!

Thank MissTxLa
Toronto, Canada
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and it's always been good. I like the atmosphere a lot, very rustic and homey feeling. Popular for lunch.

Thank raggarbil
Joplin, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness!!! The best BBQ in Joplin!!! The bread was served with apple butter and everything was made from scratch. We shared with neighbors who are new to the area and Big R's has a new family that will be visiting them often.

Thank alesiarmrich
Gladstone, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was outstanding and so was our service. Our waitress was personable and took excellent care of us. I had the burnt ends and enjoyed them a lot. They are double smoked, so a little drier than some ..but outstanding flavor. Their fried mushrooms were some of the best I have ever had. I wish I would have had... More 

Thank Randy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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: 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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