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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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Sandwiches, Barbecue
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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, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 893
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  • 202
    Very good
  • 53
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent BBQ but call for pick up!

Waited over 2 hours in line over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a small place and the food excellent-beans and ribs are amazing. Do yourself a favor, it's not worth the wait. Be smart and get it to go. Place is very crowded and not pleasant to dine in after waiting so long.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Gina R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Waited over 2 hours in line over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a small place and the food excellent-beans and ribs are amazing. Do yourself a favor, it's not worth the wait. Be smart and get it to go. Place is very crowded and not pleasant to dine in after waiting so long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

On the wall there is a plaque that says this is one of the 13 places to eat before you die. I don't know if I would go that far HOWEVER, it is a terrific place to eat. We waited in a long line, IN THE RAIN under the awnings outside so I REALLY wanted to try this place because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was in KC recently on business and went to Joe's at the recommendation of the gate agent at Enterprise Car Rental. We arrived at about 12:30 on a Friday to find a line out the door. Though it didn't seem that long because we were talking with friends, I ordered my food at 2:00 pm and got it within... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

At first I thought my niece was crazy, but we pulled up and the line was out the door. She said it is like that all the time. The wait was not that bad - the line moved quickly, and clearly they are used to serving lots of people. The barbecue was delicious. I think that the best barbecue does... More 

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best BBQ I have had. The sandwich I got was not as nigh as the others, but we had ordered a extra pound of beef so it was fine. Pepsi on tap was not cool, but they had Diet Coke in the bottle. The sauce is great. Seating is tight. But the food is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Long wait - even on a Wednesday night. But worth it! If you plan ahead you can call and pick up your order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We made this our first meal when we visited Kansas City this weekend. It has an impressive list of honorable mentions from Anthony Bourdain and many other critics. When we pulled the line was out the door and wrapped around the building, but it was worth the 45-50 min wait. The atmosphere is awesome, the food is amazing (we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was in Kansas City for a wedding and Joe's was recommended by a relative, he was spot on. There was a line when we arrived but it moved at a steady pace and we only waited about 20 min. My husband and I ordered different meats so we could try a variety. We shared ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I hadn't been out for Barbecue in a while and last week, I had business near downtown KC and decided to stop at Oklahoma Joe's - my favorite place for lunchtime BBQ. The original restaurant on 47th street was a new experience for me, but the food was just as fantastic as the Olathe location that I used to frequent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was great. Don't go with a big crowd and it is difficult to get a table and then shuffle through the line to order.

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?