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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
11:00 am - 9:30 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know how this is the #2 rated restaurant in Joplin. I arrived with high hopes, considering the other top restaurants on tripadvisor were places I loved. I thought I couldn't go wrong with choosing the #2 ranked spot. I was sorely disappointed. My wife and I split the appetizer sampler. It was okay, nothing to write home about.... More 

Thank Adam H
Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very Good Food and plenty of it. You won't go hungry when you go to Big R's. Their SusyQ's cant be beat and one order will feed 2-4 people. Great Pies for desert!

Thank John G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

best ribs, salads, hotrolls and pies in joplin! service is great too. their garlic vegetables are my favorite

Thank corpdorothy
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is loved by the locals. It is a typical local hangout specializing in barbecue with other items on the menu. It is well known for its barbecue and pies. The apple pie was good. We stopped for a late lunch and only a few tables were occupied but based upon the size of the parking lot they get... More 

Thank Ed S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was our 1st Time Visit Big R' s. Appetizer-Shrooms were DELICIOUS, love the selection of sauces. Great cocktail sauce too. Steaks were AWESOME, Mac & Cheese had a great smokey flavor, and the rolls were to die for! Had to limit myself to one, so I could eat my steak. Didn't have room for the most incredible looking pies, but... More 

Thank owensclan4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a hard time deciding what to order with the variety on the menu. Everything was delicious. Spend some time eying the pies before sitting down and make sure you save room for a slice..

Thank JPTeri1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in Joplin this is one of our must stop places. Sweet owner, great menu and unbelievably awesome pies. Seriously awesome pies. Meat is tender and fantastic. Also recommend the blt sandwich and add the avocado! Kids menu is good too.

Thank Twinmommy123
Winnsboro, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 6PM and had to park across the street but when we stepped out of the truck we knew we would be in for a treat. The smell of smoke is everywhere. We had a 5 minute wait for a table so we admired the collection of pies. Our waitress brought us a basket of hot home made... More 

Thank Robert K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Eat here when ever I'm in town! They have THE best coconut cream pie ever!!!!!!!!! Other pies are just as amazing! Oh the ribs fall off the bone tender can't say enough about the friendly staff and great hometown feel of this place! Good job!

Thank Brandi H
Miami, OK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 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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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?