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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (62 reviews)
“brisket” (28 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't mind waiting for your food with all the colorful decor in sight. Be sure to look 'up' as well as around. The BBQ is excellent and highly recommended!

Thank skmorton45
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd trip for me and my husband and we are not disappointed!! The food is so good and the pies are amazing!!!! Worth the 2 hour drive!!!

Thank Dawnrenee35
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The food quality is generally pretty consistent - good, flavorful, with a homemademade feel. The service can sometimes be a little lacking, and if you order something to go, expect it to take at least 15 mins longer than they told you it would take,...More

Thank Allysen B
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I was visiting Joplin and really enjoyed this place. I live in upstate New York and Chicken Fried Steak is rarely offered there. I had my favorite at Big R's and was not disappointed. You have two choices - big and bigger. It was great....More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 12 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 11 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
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5 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 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
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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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