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Heady BBQ Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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573 Elm St, Republic, MO 65738
+1 417-732-4227
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family has eaten here a few times. The wait time on a weekend night can be as long as 40 minutes. This is especially tough when you have small children with you. Their tiny waiting area is right by the door so you are constantly having to squish out of the way to let people who are exiting through.... More 

Thank Alesha J
Republic, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best BBQ in the area, Staff is always friendly and food is always great... Have never had a bad experience with anything

Thank pregor12004
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several times and enjoyed various items...Sandwiches, salads, beans and cornbread skillet. All tasted great!! Never had to wait to be seated. Friendly people!! Nice decor. Great experiences!!!

Thank Laura B
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

First off the Pig Nasty meal needs to be renamed Hog Valhalla! This one off pen is a must taste gold mine of sloppy mouth flavors and the stock of pulled pork really rustled our jimmies. Tender delicate brisket, maple cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries, sweet pecan bread pudding left me squealing. All with a good price. I'm branding this... More 

1 Thank BosterCastle
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Yummy BBQ with some unique choices. Highly recommend the Pig Nasty and The Sammy. Unfortunately we didn't know save room for dessert as the deep fried pies sound awesome too.

Thank Kim M
Republic, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

They have delicious ham and their brisket melts in your mouth. Fair pricing and rarely over crowded.

Thank Deb B
Eagle Rock, Missouri
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were there early one Friday afternoon, about 5:00. While the food was really good, the service left a lot to be desired. Luckily we weren't on a timeline. I had brisket and sweet potato fries, it was amazing. My husband had brisket, fries and fried okra. We will go back for sure.

1 Thank nbkda64
Springfield, Missouri
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142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

So my father and I visited Headys. I must say it was slow slow, so the wait staff was great, fast, efficient and talkative. The food came fast and was very good. I had pulled pork and brisket. Both were amazing, tons of fried okra on the side with potato salad which was great! They have a "habanero" bbq sauce... More 

1 Thank Will B
Reeds Spring, Missouri
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Tucked away in a little strip mall in Republic, MO you will find some great BBQ, awesome service and reasonable prices. My wife had the pulled pork plate with two sides, pea salad and green beans. I am not fan of pea salad but I will eat Heady's version any day of the week! My wife loved the whole set... More 

1 Thank STLCarib
Republic, Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just about everything we've had has been out of this world in flavor. I really love that they have 4 barbecue sauces to choose from. I like my sauce really hot! Everything we've had has been awesome! Friendly staff and excellent customer service ! And by the way, one of my very favorites is their ribeye steak sandwich Yum !... More 

1 Thank Ron G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 Elm St, Republic, MO 65738
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Republic
  • Phone Number: +1 417-732-4227

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