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Billy Sims BBQ

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2830 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1690
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

A bit pricey but some really good BBQ and beans! Clean. Friendly staff. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

It was a bit pricy at $15 but it was very good. Sliced brisket with a lovely smoke ring and so tender I could pull it apart easily. Baked potato salad was made with sour cream instead of mayo and was much better!! The bbq beans had bits of meat in it, I believe it was brisket but I could... More 

Thank Jackie B
Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

My favorite is the potato with chopped brisket! But never had a bad meal here...ribs and pulled pork are always great!

Thank Kerri B
Alma, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

May be a little pricey for some but well worth the cost! The pulled pork sandwich they give you could easily feed two, my husband loves the ribs & my aunt the hot links great coleslaw & beans too.

Thank didi56570412
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We eat several times a month at Billy Sims BBQ in Joplin. There are quite a few BBQ places in Joplin but we always seem to return to Billys because we like it the best. The meat is very tender and the sides are also good, too. They have a good variety of sandwiches but we usually get the sliced... More 

Thank OkieDokieIII
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We placed a large order ahead of time for a graduation party. The order was ready on time. It was packaged perfectly to keep it from spilling and to keep it warm. Everything was delicious!

Thank SherrieLyne
Webb City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I avoided this place for awhile because it is in an old Mexican food building. I was not sure great ribs could come from such a place....man, I was wrong! Ribs are excellent. A couple of typical sides to choose from like potato salad and baked beans and chips. Excellent sweet tea. All you can eat ribs on Tuesday nights.... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On Tuesday evenings they have a all you can eat rib special for $11.99.Great ribs and plenty of them with 2 sides to go with.The waitresses are very fast and friendly with your service and the restaurant is very clean and neat.Highly recommend this place if you like great B-B-Q.

Thank tim b
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Too hot to fire up my smoker so I went to Billy Sims BBQ. I brought home a slab of ribs & cole slaw. The ribs were as good as I can make in six hours on my Weber bullet. I like smoking my own ribs but I like easy and good, occasionally.

Thank Ron B
Joplin, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Like going through a food line such as Subway . Not crazy about eating places like this , especially when the price is this high . Going through the line , people were rushing me ( and I had never been there before so I didn't know what to get ) . I got the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $24
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2830 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: 417-624-1978

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?