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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

hard to believe such a good barbeque place could be found in Joplin, good meats, good sides, and good beer, definitely going back the next time in town

Thank Robert F
Miami, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so good. They have great BBQ and their pies are unbelievable. We always receive good service here when we visit.

Thank JakeH1970
Joplin, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel a lot and will often opt for a national franchise if we don't know where the locals would go - that's why I am writing this review (lived in Joplin for 16 years.) If you are passing through Joplin and thinking of Bar-B-Q you should definitely try Big R's. It is located between exits 6 and 8 on... More 

Thank Jim M
Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual dining atmosphere. Excellent comfort food, even the veggies are good. Prices are reasonable. I've been here many time and never had a bad experience.

Thank talc64
Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, very good food and way too many pies! You will definately get your fill here. Starters are very hood, but way too eazy to fill up on.

Thank Mailman-Don
Richmond, Kentucky
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Great Great! Everything was great (except the brisket). Pulled pork was incredible! Baked beans, loaded potato soup, potato salad, cinnamon apples, mac n cheese...wow! But save room for PIE! Butterscotch and Coconut Creme were what we tried. We shared both. I can't pick a favorite, both were fabulous!!!!!!

Thank Lady_Land_0711
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun and unique restaurant. Old tricycles and telephones hanging on the walls! BBQ ribs and brisket were delicious!

Thank Phyllis F
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in and was greeted with a smile from the hostess! Always a good start! The service was amazing! Server was extremely personable! We started with the NACHO MAMMAS! BBQ nachos! A great choice. Huge menu with more than just BBQ! I can't wait to tell everyone about this gem!

Thank Joshua S
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top 3 BBQ places in Joplin. Good prices plus great pies for dessert. The interior is old school and there's no need to dress up. So come as you are and be hungry. There probably will be a line so get there early.

Thank David P
oswego, kansas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, reasonable prices, friendly staff, and awesome pie!! We love to come here as a family. We usually have left overs and they are just as good the next day!

Thank Julia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
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
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?