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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is loved by the locals. It is a typical local hangout specializing in barbecue with other items on the menu. It is well known for its barbecue and pies. The apple pie was good. We stopped for a late lunch and only a few tables were occupied but based upon the size of the parking lot they get... More 

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Thank Ed S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was our 1st Time Visit Big R' s. Appetizer-Shrooms were DELICIOUS, love the selection of sauces. Great cocktail sauce too. Steaks were AWESOME, Mac & Cheese had a great smokey flavor, and the rolls were to die for! Had to limit myself to one, so I could eat my steak. Didn't have room for the most incredible looking pies, but... More 

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Thank owensclan4
Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a hard time deciding what to order with the variety on the menu. Everything was delicious. Spend some time eying the pies before sitting down and make sure you save room for a slice..

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Thank JPTeri1
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in Joplin this is one of our must stop places. Sweet owner, great menu and unbelievably awesome pies. Seriously awesome pies. Meat is tender and fantastic. Also recommend the blt sandwich and add the avocado! Kids menu is good too.

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Thank Twinmommy123
Winnsboro, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 6PM and had to park across the street but when we stepped out of the truck we knew we would be in for a treat. The smell of smoke is everywhere. We had a 5 minute wait for a table so we admired the collection of pies. Our waitress brought us a basket of hot home made... More 

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Thank Robert K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here when ever I'm in town! They have THE best coconut cream pie ever!!!!!!!!! Other pies are just as amazing! Oh the ribs fall off the bone tender can't say enough about the friendly staff and great hometown feel of this place! Good job!

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Thank Brandi H
Miami, OK
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The food is very good here. On Weekends the wait can be quite long. Pies are to die for and the variety is amazing. Always have good service

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Thank Debaw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I love the ribs here. Their Susie Q's are awesome and as their advertisement says the have the " meat you can't beat and the pie you can't deny" Ms. Carla bakes up some really delicious pie.

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Thank Carman J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great food...good service. Atmosphere wonderful. Would go back when in town..a must go too...wish was there now

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Thank Rayne D
Joplin, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Large portion 's and great taste, gets busy at lunchtime, supper starts to backing up after 6 or so. Closed Sunday's

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-781-5959
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?