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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 938
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  • 210
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 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
Well worth the wait...

Waiting in line just makes you crave the delicious food. I had a great sandwich and fries. it sure is a well established place for great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ThunderDan1138
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Waiting in line just makes you crave the delicious food. I had a great sandwich and fries. it sure is a well established place for great food.

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Overland Park, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt, the best BBQ in KC. For the non-competitor, it's the closest you will get to competition level BBQ.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Get there early and be prepared to wait in line. The dining area is not very big so if you have a large group you might want to try the Olathe, KS location but the location in KC, KS is the original and the only place I go to. As a previous reviewer stated, the ribs melt in your mouth... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere. Very long lines. I called my order in and walked right in and out. Took my food home to eat. not a lot of tables. Ribs were great!

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Aurora, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The line out the door speaks for itself - If you want to experience KC BBQ, you need to experience Joe's! Don't worry, the line moves quickly and is well worth the wait. I've tasted better ribs, but only when I smoke them myself ... However, I may be a bit biased with that statement! The fixin's were equally delicious... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Getting there early on a weekday makes getting in easier. This famous eatery is worth a short wait but stay away from weekends where a 2 1/2 - 3 hour wait can happen. Our group of 6 all had different meals and they were all great. A happening!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was the best by far barbecue we had in Kansas City. We had the ribs and brisket and honestly I couldn't pick a favorite. Don't expect a fancy restaurant, you stand in line to order and find a table to sit at. I would suggest arriving around 2 pm after the lunch crowd.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a born and raised Texan, it's hard to impress me with BBQ. But this place did - succulent, fall off the bone ribs...moist, but not fatty brisket...tender smoked turkey and sides to match. The only negative - be prepared to wait and go on a scout mission to find a table. All in all, worthy BBQ joint in search... More 

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Shawnee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I just wrote a long magazine article on BBQ, interviewed some of the top guys in Memphis, North Carolina and Texas. They do great bbq there but the best place n town is also the best place in the country. The original gas station site is crowded, uncomfortable and prone to long waits, especially at night. Lines often stretch around... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? Hadn't been there in a while, it was Oklahoma Joe's last time. Tried the ribs, the brisket, the pulled pork, the onion rings, the beans. All the food was great. Not a fancy place at all, but the food rocks,

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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

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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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?