We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,114 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 854
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST BBQ EVER!

LOVED everything from the wait; just outside the door and meeting other guests who had come from ALL over the U.S. and Canada (like me!!) and SO glad I searched HERE on Tripadvisor before going! The chicken, brisket, burnt ends, fries and onion rings were ALL amazing! I even bought some spices to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Suzanne V
,
Cambridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

1,114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

LOVED everything from the wait; just outside the door and meeting other guests who had come from ALL over the U.S. and Canada (like me!!) and SO glad I searched HERE on Tripadvisor before going! The chicken, brisket, burnt ends, fries and onion rings were ALL amazing! I even bought some spices to bring back home.....what a Treat! For all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The BBQ was good. The employees very friendly & helpful but I struggle waiting in line for 1-1/2 hrs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been in KC for four days and have eaten a lot of BBQ. We are leaving today, and on a high note. Joe's is by far and away THE BEST BBQ in this area. The ribs were succulent and the burnt ends were tender, tasty and meaty without being fatty. Surprisingly, the fries were outstanding, crispy, not greasy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Joe's is widely reputed to serve the best BBQ in Kansas City. Although this was my first visit to the area, I found nothing during my experience that would cause me to disagree. I had the half-slab of ribs with a side order of red beans and rice. I also tried some of my dining companion's pulled pork and sausage... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had read about this place and made the pilgrimage. The meats and sauce were outstanding. We had tried several other barbecue places and thought this was the best overall. The sides were disappointing but we came for the meat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the wait and long lines. Don't be discouraged if you see long lines, things move pretty quickly. Ribs are meaty and cooked well. Definitely the BBQ stop in KC.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hutchinson, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

You have to stand in line but it is well worth the wait. Had some great barbeque and the fries are great too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Medina, Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love barbecue. I have taken a barbecue trips of Atlanta, Dallas, North Carolina, St. Louis - you name it I have probably had it. I can say without reservation these are the best ribs I have ever had. I prefer dry rub to saucy so they were prefect for me. Me and my two teenagers ate here as we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lines were long, but it is worth it. Don't pass up this place just because it looks like a hole in the wall in a gas station. Awesome food!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Granville, Ohio
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A classic Kansas City BBQ experience. Joe's is in an old gas station, very casual. You can dine in at their open seating or you can call ahead and take out. The BBQ is excellent, the sides and the service are very good. To dine in you will wait in a line that wraps through the restaurant. You may wonder... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que also viewed

 

Been to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?