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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Eldon, Missouri, USA
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drinks $7.50. No bartender, no orange juice, no cranberry juice, can't make a manhattan or bloody mary. Overpriced and rude waitress. Food is just okay.

Thank katmat47
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pie is $4.95 a slice but pieces are huge & are absolutely delicious!! Menu has about 30 different kinds of pie. The rolls & apple butter are really good too. The resturant was nice & super clean. Pie was worth it!!!

Thank mflemin
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Joplin. The first time we ordered the sampler and everything was good. The pie is amazing. You definitely can't go wrong eating here.

Thank Okieindi
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with family (all of us from out of town) and relied on the good Yelp reviews for this place. Those reviews were misleading because none of us liked this place. The wait was very long...at least an hour and when we got in we saw why. The dining room is very small and they had difficulty handling a... More 

Thank sjems
Wichita, Kansas
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215 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BBQ is the specialty here. We thought it was good, but not anything out of the ordinary. The friend broccoli was good, but a little too much dough for our taste. The suzy-qs were good, they give you a lot of them. The pie was banging, loved it.

Thank stefnicole
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I don't know how this is the #2 rated restaurant in Joplin. I arrived with high hopes, considering the other top restaurants on tripadvisor were places I loved. I thought I couldn't go wrong with choosing the #2 ranked spot. I was sorely disappointed. My wife and I split the appetizer sampler. It was okay, nothing to write home about.... More 

Thank Adam H
Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very Good Food and plenty of it. You won't go hungry when you go to Big R's. Their SusyQ's cant be beat and one order will feed 2-4 people. Great Pies for desert!

Thank John G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

best ribs, salads, hotrolls and pies in joplin! service is great too. their garlic vegetables are my favorite

Thank corpdorothy
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

Thank travelsOK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?