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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 74
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  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Z-Man!

Great KC Que! I loved the Z-Man sandwich and the beers were cold! The sandwich has sliced smoked brisket, smoked provolone cheese, a couple of onion rings, a bit of barbecue sauce, all on top of a Kaiser roll.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Erik G
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great KC Que! I loved the Z-Man sandwich and the beers were cold! The sandwich has sliced smoked brisket, smoked provolone cheese, a couple of onion rings, a bit of barbecue sauce, all on top of a Kaiser roll.

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Thank Erik G
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place easily has the best ribs that I have ever had. However; if you don't like ribs, get the Z-Man sandwich!

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Thank FootballCoach98
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Phenomenal barbeque! This stuff is well worth the long wait. Don't be afraid of the lines that wrap around the building, just be prepared. The prices were decent and we couldn't even finish our food as the portions were good. The leftovers were just as good the next day.

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Thank Karen V
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my wife for her first visit to the original Joes. As every visit to every Joe's location, the food was perfect. The more burnt ends I try at other joints I keep coming back to Joe's being the best and most consistent anywhere. We tried q39 several weeks ago and think that all the folks that think it... More 

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Thank TrA11
Blue Springs, Missouri, Usa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food, fries are SUPER salty though, so be warned! It's pretty cool that it's situated in a gas station...call in order if you can for pickup as wait is over an hour for lunch!

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Thank Heather A
Pueblo, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Any time I am in the Kansas City area this is a must stop. The quality and taste of the meats shines and the sauce is a great addition to add. Be prepared for a long line but it is worth the wait. Also be scouting for a table because space is at a premium when there is a crowd.

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Thank Ryan B
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time coming to Joe's as it is barbeque I crave, usually the burnt ends just melt in your mouth, but not this time. The barbeque was ok, food was served cold. Definitely did not feel satisfied, which stinks, because I love this place and am always recommending it. Fries were fantastic though.

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Thank Chelsea H
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes there's probably a line, and yes, you're eating in a gas station. Don't be discouraged. Joe's is one of the great dining experiences in the US. Bold statement, but if you're into BBQ, their baby back ribs are second to none. Add some of their chili to start, a few sides and a PBR and you're in for a... More 

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Thank SomePeopleCallMe
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kansas City has the best bbq anywhere! And Joe's is my personal favorite. This location has the atmosphere that the Leawood and Olathe location do not however you cannot lose at any of them.

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Thank sherrieb762
Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for the first time this week. On a Thursday night the place was very busy. It is part gas/convenience station, part restaurant. Which I think kind of adds to the atmosphere. I was there with business associates and we had pulled pork, ribs, Sausage, french fries, beans, and even the chili. The ribs were amazing the brisket was... 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: American, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?