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Big R's Bar-B-Q

1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (54 reviews)
“brisket” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best places to eat in Joplin. Excellent meat. Melt in your mouth rolls! Great variety of delicious pies! Local family owned, everything made from scratch!

Thank yopadens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for BBQ and had the added pleasure of fantastic pies! BBQ is flavored just right. The homemade chocolate pie was excellant.

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The turkey club on a brioche bun is my favorite with curly fries! One friend loved the order of the shrimp with ribs special and the other loved the pork sandwich lunch special for 8.99 including dessert & drink! Service was great AND they take...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food. The portions are enormous and the prices are great. The pies are almost second to none.

Thank Ben V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We must have gone on a bad night. I see plenty of reviews raving about Big R's portion size and all, but we thought our portions were actually pretty skimpy. We ordered the half rack and burnt ends. They both tastes fine (nothing to really...More

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our quest of eating somewhere new we picked this restaurant. WOW..the food is amazing! We had brisket, sausage and steak burger. All three were perfect. The sides were equally as good. We also had chocolate pie and I'm pretty sure I cried it was...More

Thank Marilyn N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to eat at Big R's Bar-B-Q. They have a lunch special, which is very reasonable, and for an extra charge, you can opt for a slice of pie, which is always delicious! We've tried nearly everything on the menu and haven't been disappointed....More

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the brisket plate meat was moist and tender with nice smoke, sides were generous and tasty, and service was fantastic-can't remember her name but server #21 on my receipt. One of our party had pie and raved about it. Very busy full of...More

Thank 3,020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my son's favorite BBQ place. It has a homey atmosphere with good service & great food. The pies are awesome

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The pie is awesome! We are regulars to this place, and it's always impressive! Not sure how many potatoes are in a basket of Susieques, but be prepared for a lot to eat!

Thank Alden H
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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 4177815959
  • 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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