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Big R's Bar-B-Q

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1220 E 15th St, Joplin, MO 64804-0811
+1 417-781-5959
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Bedford, Texas
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pork tenderloin with grandmas potato salad. Best I'v have in a while. My wife had the chicken fried fried chicken with steamed veggies. Excellent. Pie to die for. Piled high strawberry pie. I am definitely not sharing it. Got an order to go for breakfast. It will never the morning lol. Great beer selection and. And good off the... More 

Joplin, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs were pretty dry we actually left there and went to WiestSide BBQ and picked up ribs for later that night because we weren't satisfied by the dry ribs at Bog Rs. I will say overall it's a good place however if you want the best BBQ Ribs in town WiestSide is where they are

Thank browntc8285
joliet, il
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although everything we had was good (ribs, smoked turkey, brisket), the baked beans were just OK, both the wings, nicely cooked and smothered in BBQ sauce, and the pie, simply awesome, stood out as exceptional. We liked the "real bbq" feel of the place and the service was great. I implore you to heed this advice - SAVE ROOM FOR... More 

Thank mtesta4
Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night i had the new black bean burger & LOVED it! Great flavor. The pies are absolutely the best you will find around. Cream pies are delish but the oven baked double crust PEACH is my favorite, just ask for a scoop of vanilla to go with it😘

Thank finaeaton14
Appleton, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome BBQ joint with great pie for dessert. The atmosphere is very neat and only $27 for two people for lunch that includes a ton of food.

Thank David C
Eldon, Missouri, USA
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 30 January 2017

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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216 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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