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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 64
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  • 11
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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
Depends on what you get.

My husband loved his pulled pork sandwich and fries. Was seriously in love with it. I, on the other hand, thought I'd try a salad. Huge mistake. They shouldn't offer salads. It's literally lettuce, some cheese, a few tomatoes and a little pulled pork stacked on top with dressing. I was so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
blueyes0316
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband loved his pulled pork sandwich and fries. Was seriously in love with it. I, on the other hand, thought I'd try a salad. Huge mistake. They shouldn't offer salads. It's literally lettuce, some cheese, a few tomatoes and a little pulled pork stacked on top with dressing. I was so disappointed. I should have thrown it away and... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

After reading numerous RAVE reviews, we knew we had to go on a recent trip to KC. IT WAS AMAZING. We got to the gas station, and like noted, the line stretched out the door, and down the sidewalk. It actually moved somewhat quick. The process times it out perfectly so that there are just enough seats for the food... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is definitely one of the best barbecue you can have. From the quality of the meat to the variety of sauces, everything is great. Plus the restaurant being not so fancy, it adds to the experience. I would recommend ordering over the phone and coming to pick up your order because the wait can sometimes be insane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brisket, Gumbo, Ribs...what more could you ask for? The line stretched out the door and we did have to wait a while but it was worth every minute. The only suggestion i have is that they have someone sell cold beverages to the folks that are waiting in line. Would have made the wait much more enjoyable and made them... More 

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Central Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Took my youngest, a huge BBQ fan, to his first taste of Joe's. He got the pulled Chicken with all the trimmings sandwich. I had the Ribs and 1/4 Chicken dinner with a side of Gumbo. Sweet tea to drink. He said his sandwich was outstanding and the fries are truly amazing, perfect seasoning. The ribs were fall off the... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best BBQ restaurants in KC and we have a lot of them. Joe's has some of the best burnt ends I've had and their service is always great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On our epic road trip adventure we stopped in to Joes for lunch. There were so many choices. I had the pulled pork sandwich that they are know for. I chose the potato salad for my side. It was all delicious. My husband had the pulled pork Carolina style with coleslaw. His side was the dirty rice. It is easy... More 

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San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I saw the Z-man sandwich, but I regretfully went with a half rack of ribs with pulled pork in the side, bbq beans, and the potato salad. Don't get me wrong, I took it down. But when I got there and saw 50 people in line at a gas station for BBQ, I thought the food would just be out... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

There is far better BBQ in Kansas City than this place. It was decent food but not worth a 45 minute wait. I would maybe wait 15-20 minutes for this food, if that makes sense. I guess it's nice to say I've been there and experienced it.

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We got there around 7pm on a Saturday night. You'd expect any decent restaurant to be busy at this hour on this day. True for Joe's as well, the waiting line wound around the outside of the building for what seemed like a half mile. But after a mere 75 minutes wait, we got to order. And it was worth... More 

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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, 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?