We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great BBQ in Joplin”
Review of Big R's Bar-B-Q

Big R's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #6 of 225 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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.
Rogers, Arkansas
Level Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in Joplin”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have loved this place since I was a Kid and they used to be in a different part of Joplin. I love the Suzy-Qs and Onion Rings and their Rolls and their BBQ Sauce. Love their Chicken Fried Steak with that yummy Creamy Gravy. The Blankets and all the cool stuff that make it very homey.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank tractman77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

214 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    120
    55
    22
    13
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hanover
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must place to eat in Joplin”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

21 of us stopped by here in March. Had reservations at this somewhat small place but all was ready for us. They had two servers take care of us so service was fast and very friendly. Food was incredible. Everyone, I mean everyone, had high compliments for the BBQ, fries, onion rings, and of course PIES!

Helpful?
Thank surrounded_by_girls
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Pie EVER”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had heard several people from work talk about how great this place is. So...we went! Best decision ever! It's tiny, and there really isn't enough parking, but for some reason that just makes it feel more special. Makes no sense, I know. Nothing worth having comes easy and all that. But really...this place has some of the best food, served in huge portions. And the pie! I have been here several times and have not yet been able to finish a piece of the homemade pie-so huge and rich and melt in your mouth...Um...now I'm hungry. Think I better head into town and get some Big R's!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Erin B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joplin, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big is the Operative Word at Big R's”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pretty much been through the entire menu at Big R's, and can't think of a time when the food's been anything but outstanding. The portions are huge, the food always outstanding, the smoked meats the means by which other hickory smoked meat is judged. (You can just sit outside in the car and enjoy the aroma, but I highly recommend going inside!) Pies are a specialty here as well.
Prices are exceptionally reasonable. If you're looking for formality, this ain't the place, but if you're looking for something a little off beat and a lot of fun (and food), this is it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Rixter100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
186 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Quick service; All you can eat Tuesday”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great smells, tender ribs, super curly fries in quantities that you can't believe, but best yet...Tuesday is all you can eat. All the ribs you can eat....yummmm

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank TravelPansy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Big R's Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing