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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 - 9:30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun decorated little place - decor nice. Server was great and attentive and food was spot on from other reviews we read. GO hungry - servings are huge! The Susie Q's are crisp and hot. Burnt ends are the best we've ever had - not little peices of fat but chunks of meat. And of course the pies were great... More 

Thank Dissapoonted
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great food!! And great food!!! If you are in the area you need to stop in here and get something to eat. The service was great and our food came out very quick!

Thank Justin S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. We both got sandwiches which were really good and we each got a different side and split them. The baked beans are sweet and spicy but delicious. Half an order of the Suzy-Q fries is more than enough!! He got butterscotch pie and I got coconut cream and they both were tasty. Homemade style flaky crusts!... More 

Thank Tetonsnow
Stotts City,Mo
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for birthday celebration with oldest daughter and family-they were very busy, and food came out slow, but was worth the wait

Thank rtipton417
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at Big R's because we love BBQ and pie!! The brisket was a bit dry but bbq sauce was Kansas style and very good. Homemade sides, especially chunky applesauce, were delicious. Enjoyed the chocolate and smoked Apple pie. We would give the food a B+. The atmosphere was delightful!!

Thank Lisa C
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little place with lots of different choices. My husband had the 3 choice meat plate and got the brisket, turkey and pulled pork. The turkey tasted great. Pulled pork was average and brisket was dry. I had the baby back ribs and they were delicious. Service was a little slow but overall good.

Thank RBreshears
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic atmosphere, great service and delicious BBQ, sides and PIE!! The sign out front pretty much says it all ... The meat you just can't beat!!

Thank bwhitemyer
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Every time we are in Joplin we stop. Homemeade good. The only thing was the Turkey is more like lunch meat so I won't get that again and my husband loves the burnt ends. He doesn't eat very much and even for him the burnt ends the last visit was very small amount. Nice staff good homemade... More 

Thank Rebekah A
Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It had great decor food was good but was more garnishment than pulled pork or ribs but the pie was great and was in such a big portion that we had to take it home .

Thank Patricia C
Rockwall, Texas
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Local friends recommended we join them at their favorite BBQ in Joplin. We're glad we did. Great food, great service and enjoyable evening. We'll be back!

Thank JKenC42

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?