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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a lot for me to say that about many places but this, by far, I'd my favoritest restaurant ever! Fantastic food, excellent service (thank you Phina), and I cannot wait to eat the pie we ordered! We highly recommend this to everyone!!!

Thank Ron N Pam E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The selection of pies was outstanding and the quality of our berry pie was perfect. I loved the service and the food as well but definitely came for their incredible desserts!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service, and PIE! The chicken fried steak was perfect, the gravy amazing, and the sweet tea some of the best. I tried the chocolate cherry pie as well and it was delectable.

Thank Stan R
Seligman, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They need some spice! My husband and I had pulled pork, ribs and brisket-there was zero rub or spice. The best part was the meat was cooked perfectly, very tender. Even the sides lacked any flavor. The service was great and the staff was nice. Now in to the pie. This was what made the stop worth it. I would... More 

Thank Bobjn2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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

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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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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: 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?