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Big R's Bar-B-Q

1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (61 reviews)
“brisket” (28 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great food - you will NOT leave hungry as the portions are LARGE!! The food is great, pies are a must try and the atmosphere electic. A great place to meet friends or family and they can also accomodate larger parties. Parking...More

Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last two times I have been to Big R's, my food was ice cold. The pies are okay, but Cookies in Golden City have better. Joplin does not offer much in good BBQ, most of the chains are horrible, so we are reduced to...More

Thank scott M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pie is the best you'll find. A great variety. The pulled pork was good. Over all a nice family restaurant.

Thank texan897
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Large portions, a full slab of ribs, grand ma's potato salad, creamy cole slaw, and R's baked beans. Appetizers - a tower of onion rings. Yum, Excellent. Will feed two. But you have to leave some room. Oh, my, the Pie. Slices of heaven and...More

Thank Walt W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Big R's is delicious! Make sure you are hungry the plate is enormous! Always a good experience! Small venue so you might have to wait. The pies are incredible!

Thank X9328XPpatriciah
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

To me the food is not that great but their pie is absolutely amazing. I would pay any price for a piece.

Thank Zadok0323
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is always at the top of the list for date night for us. The atmosphere is quiet and calm. Perfect for a nice quiet meal out. Service is always good and the food is phenomenal.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best BBQ joints I have been to and certainly the best in SW Missouri. Usually a short wait, but the service is quick. The BBQ is absolutely wonderful. Our daughter and son-in-law always time their trip in order to stop at Big...More

Thank Mkraus63
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great good, large portions,but save room for there homemade pies. Bar b que, steak, shrimp and great chicken dishes. One of our favorite places in Joplin.

Thank tonya c
Reviewed 30 September 2017

husbands burnt ends were tough, micro'd at the last minute, old, awful. my salad had the strangest looking eggs but I was hungry so I ate it, my piece of lemon 'meringue' pie was awful. It's between the eggs (hard-boiled) and the pie why I...More

Thank Bill L
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4 February 2017|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Give them a call. Very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: +1 417-781-5959
  • E-mail
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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