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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love to eat here. Great pulled pork and HUGE tenderloins. Their pies are like grandma made...out of this world. Three of us split a slice of strawberry pie...mmmmmmm!

Thank Julie H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed Big R's BBQ as a take-out. The pulled pork was delicious. Ribs were reportedly equally good. The baked beans and potato salad were outstanding.

Thank suburban-countess
Coffeyville, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something different off the beaten path. Glad we discovered Big R's. We went for lunch,. After looking at the menu we went back for dinner too! Great food, great service. Great atmosphere. What more could you want,? Oh ya, try the pie,

Thank albin67337
Neosho, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like BBQ with a fairly strong taste of smoke and the meat here okay. I had the brisket and rib meal and the smokey flavor was not distinguishable. A later order from this restaurant we ordered two slabs and they were better. Why did I return? The sides more than make up for the meat. they are huge and... More 

Thank John D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

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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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