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“Great food, homemade pie, fun ambiance, bring friends!”
Review of Big R's Bar-B-Q

Big R's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #5 of 224 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Joplin, Missouri
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“Great food, homemade pie, fun ambiance, bring friends!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like casual dining, rustic atmosphere, fantastic food, and the best pie in the Four States, you have found the place. This is one of those locally-owned places you want to eat at when in Joplin. Don't miss it and bring friends or family for a fun time. I've eaten here since it opened and never been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Share.......”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Enjoyed lunch at Big R's ... Had ribs, but they were small and even though tasty, not much meat on them. Four of us were eating and there was enough food for at least eight, if you counted the huge amount of the fries they serve. A piece of pie was enough for two to share and very good. Yum! Nice atmosphere and our waitress was patient and very nice.
*Note..if you don't want a lot of salt on your fries, tell them ahead of time. Our fries were smothered in salt, even after turning them inside out it was too much.

  • Visited May 2014
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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Solid BBQ”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Solid BBQ, I've had better but this place was very good. I had pulled pork sandwich and fries. The other diners at my table had a variety of other dishes. Everything we had was good. Prices were higher than alot of BBQ places I've been to recently, but the large portion prices justify the higher prices. I also enjoyed the large mason jars are drinks were served in. The decor was much more fun and inventive than you run of the mill BBQ place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank WesLewis
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Scotts, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Portions”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

One receives a tremendous amount of food at Big R's. Although it is pretty good, the brisket and pork were a little dry. The baked beans and potato salad (mustard) were excellent. My ice tea was served in a very large mason jar, which was unique. If you like a room surrounded by Sixties items and scattered about in a dark room, sit in the dining room. If you want more light and less clutter then sit in the bar section. They have a tremendous selection of pies with the bulk of them being of the cream variety.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank cork1959
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Joplin
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57 reviews
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“U better be hungry!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have eaten at Big R's about three times. The first was a group of 8 and the last two times just two of us. The food has always been delivered quickly and hot. An order of the onion rings and fries are enough to serve a couple and maybe even up to four people, We have had sandwiches and lunch and dinner orders and they all have been excellent. On Friday's they have prime rib that we have heard is excellent. As mentioned the services are large but be sure and save room for their excellent pies - all home made and all to die for.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Lawrence M
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