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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 60
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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't be fooled by the location!

This place is a must eat at place when in Kansas. Come prepared to wait and do not let the fact the it is inside a gas station fool you! The food is to die for! Everything on the menu is amazing. Be prepared to wait, sometimes in the sun a while. The line was a block long when we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
gilbertm624
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place is a must eat at place when in Kansas. Come prepared to wait and do not let the fact the it is inside a gas station fool you! The food is to die for! Everything on the menu is amazing. Be prepared to wait, sometimes in the sun a while. The line was a block long when we... More 

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Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Other people have called this the best BBQ in all of Missouri. I have zero reason to dispute that. We had Joe's prepare pulled pork, beans and sausages for 80+ people at a party. The result was 80+ extremely happy and well fed people.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fun place for good BBQ in a cute setting. We went on a Friday at around 9:00 pm and the line was still out the door. They serve beer, but only in bottles. No saving tables - you can only sit down once you've basically gotten to the register. The ribs and pulled chicken sandwich were great, and you get... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A bit about me, I am from NC and prefer Eastern NC bbq. (Vinegar base) I was told of this place and since my route from CO to NC went through KC, I absolutely had to try it. I went with the "Z Man" sandwich over their Carolina Pork Sandwich because i can get that anytime. It consists of beef... More 

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Wood River, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Found out about joes from the TV show drives diners and dives. There was a very long wait at 1 in the afternoon but the food was worth the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This "Chi Town Crew" rolled into KC last night and had some of the best BBQ ever. The brisket is moist and tender, sliced thin and piled high. The dirty rice and onion rings are a great compliment to the brisket. We will be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ate a delicious brisket and perfectly prepared ribs along with a tangy coleslaw side. I've eaten quite a bit of BBQ and I can say Joe's is a 10/10. My only regret is living too far away to come regularly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In Kansas City, where barbecue is a way of life, I had to check out this infamous restaurant. I loved the authenticity of the old gas station & the food really was delicious. The wait was not bad because we had lots to look at and take in while the line moved very quickly. Parking was our biggest challenge!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've never had a bad meal at Joe's KC BBQ. I love the pulled pork and creamy slaw! And the fries, ribs and everything else! There's a reason the line into the place is always long at every location if you don't arrive at just the right time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

KC native, born and raised. 32 years I've lived here and *NEVER* been to Okie Joe's. It was time. I poured over the menu and picked the Z-man. Little did I know it was their most popular item. Really good. Unique location, had to hit the original. Would definitely return.

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Additional Information about Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Address: 3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone Number: (913) 722-3366
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 to 15
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (913) 722-3366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?