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Billy Sims BBQ

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2830 E. 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-624-1978
11:00 - 21:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Billy Simms exceeds where places like Rib Crib and others fail. Here there are a couple recipes that stand out - the baked beans with brisket are the best in the state. Their loaded potatoes are also unrivaled around here.

Thank Greg P
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

1st time at this or any Billy Simms. Working trip. 1st the ?bad? No napkins in sight anywhere. Wet naps only. Next? OMG! Excellent Pulled Pork and Smoked Brisket Combo! Smokey, Juicy, who needs sauce? Very cheesy Mac & Cheese, I got the Green Beans also and they didn't work for me but the wife liked them. Wife got the... More 

Thank GunnyS2862
Des Moines, Iowa
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618 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

A bit pricey but some really good BBQ and beans! Clean. Friendly staff. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
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86 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

It was a bit pricy at $15 but it was very good. Sliced brisket with a lovely smoke ring and so tender I could pull it apart easily. Baked potato salad was made with sour cream instead of mayo and was much better!! The bbq beans had bits of meat in it, I believe it was brisket but I could... More 

Thank Jackie B
Joplin, Missouri
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

My favorite is the potato with chopped brisket! But never had a bad meal here...ribs and pulled pork are always great!

Thank Kerri B
Alma, Arkansas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

May be a little pricey for some but well worth the cost! The pulled pork sandwich they give you could easily feed two, my husband loves the ribs & my aunt the hot links great coleslaw & beans too.

Thank didi56570412
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133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We eat several times a month at Billy Sims BBQ in Joplin. There are quite a few BBQ places in Joplin but we always seem to return to Billys because we like it the best. The meat is very tender and the sides are also good, too. They have a good variety of sandwiches but we usually get the sliced... More 

Thank OkieDokieIII
Kansas City, Missouri
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We placed a large order ahead of time for a graduation party. The order was ready on time. It was packaged perfectly to keep it from spilling and to keep it warm. Everything was delicious!

Thank SherrieLyne
Webb City, Missouri
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I avoided this place for awhile because it is in an old Mexican food building. I was not sure great ribs could come from such a place....man, I was wrong! Ribs are excellent. A couple of typical sides to choose from like potato salad and baked beans and chips. Excellent sweet tea. All you can eat ribs on Tuesday nights.... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

On Tuesday evenings they have a all you can eat rib special for $11.99.Great ribs and plenty of them with 2 sides to go with.The waitresses are very fast and friendly with your service and the restaurant is very clean and neat.Highly recommend this place if you like great B-B-Q.

Thank tim b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 24
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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: 2830 E. 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-624-1978

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