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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 828
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 51
    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
Most recent review
AMAZING!!

This place is incredible! Spicy sauce was phenomenol, the onion rings were hands down the best I have ever had in my life and the smoked chicken was delicious. Add to it the best value for the money and you have yourself the BEST five star restaurant ever operated out of a fully functioning gas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Michellereneelove
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Chaska, Minnesota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Chaska, Minnesota
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is incredible! Spicy sauce was phenomenol, the onion rings were hands down the best I have ever had in my life and the smoked chicken was delicious. Add to it the best value for the money and you have yourself the BEST five star restaurant ever operated out of a fully functioning gas station. Do not miss this... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you haven't had the opportunity to visit one of KC Metro locations to try their food, then I strongly suggest you at minimum, put Oklahoma Joe's on your 'bucket-list'. All of their menu items are above board, but the three things that prominently standout are: 1. The Carolina Pulled-Pork Jumbo, 2. The Da Z Man and last but not... More 

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had lunch here on a recent business trip on the recommendation of a local. I got the rib and brisket plate with a side of smokey chicken gumbo. The ribs were good (so tender they fell of the bone) but weren't the best I've ever had. They could have used a little more seasoning and flavor. However the brisket... More 

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jludacka
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I stopped by Oklahoma Joes to try the Z Man. I was worried about the cheese on this sandwich with brisket. It was delicious though. I also heard they have great burnt ends. The fries were ok. The original BBQ sauce was good. Definitely one of the best places in KC.

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California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was our first visit to the original Gas station for BBQ. I had the Rib dinner with potato salad and frys and OMG!!!! The ribs were AHHH!!! Mazing! They are dry rubbed, so a little salty if you're not used to it but the flavor, the smoke, just heaven! The fry's were too salty (season salt) for my taste... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hands down the best BBQ in the Midwest! The Z-Man sandwich is amazing!! A combination of two crispy onion rings and the finger licking BBQ Brisket. . . to die for!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I tried visiting this place a few times when I first moved to Kansas City, but the long line deterred me... Finally, one day I decided "enough is enough!" and stood in line. Man was it worth it! I tried the Carolina Pork Sandwich, and let me tell you... Best pork sandwich I have ever had! There is a reason... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

if you have one place to eat bbq in KC then you have to eat at Joes KC. Best Overall. Honorable mention for Gates. Least favorite "popular" spot is Arthur Bryant's

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The BBQ is one of the best in the Kansas City area. The line moves at a descent pace. However seating is limited but it seems to open up as you move thru the line. Can't beat the service, just a crowded eating place, but who would want it any different?

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Kansas City, Kansas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I will admit I went during warmer weather and let me just say that the food was definitely worth the wait. The restaurant is in an old gas station so it's a cozy fit but they get a LOT of people in and out fairly well. Lots of options and I'm sure each one is delicious. You can also get... 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: 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

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