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Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
913-722-3366
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Ranked #1 of 220 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Madison, Alabama
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482 reviews 482 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Long story about finding the best BBQ during our week long business trip. #1 rated Oklahoma Joe's is closed on Sunday forcing us to eat at Fiorollas (not as good.) Wedsday afternoon we were released from class early and used the opportunity for lunch here. Pulling up into an old Shamrock Gas Station left me doubting our choice and the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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209 reviews 209 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on a road trip back to Memphis from Lincoln, NE going off the recommendation of Anthony Bourdain and other reviews my husband had read. We weren't really hungry, but we ordered a lot of food so we could try lots of stuff. We got here a little before 5:00pm and people were already starting to pile in.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Delicious BBQ with an awesome setup. While waiting in line (we waited about 15-20 minutes) you can read all of the articles and awards on the walls. The coolest was seeing it is listed as one of the 13 places in the World to eat before you die. It was amazing!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were Kansas City for a couple of days, and talked to a lot of locals as to which place had the best BBQ. Almost everyone told us to try Oklahoma Joe's. We were not disappointed. The place in connected to a gas station, and when we got there the line was outside the door. We were told that this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The food was great. The staff was very helpful. The staff told me that this was the slow time of day. The line was out the door.

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KCMO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I've lived in the Kansas City area for most of my life, and eaten at a lot of BBQ restaurants. I have my favorites, but, until today, I haven't tried to eat at the Oklahoma Joe's on Mission Road. Call me crazy, but I don't think that standing for 45 minutes in a line that stretches around a building to... More

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Edgerton, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Tried the burnt ends, pork, and beef brisket. It was all delicious! Got there about 5 PM on a Wednesday. The line was already starting to get pretty long, but we only had to wait about 15 minutes. We will definitely go back!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were looking for suggestions on places to visit as we passed through Kansas City and a friend texted back BBQ... A quick search on Trip Advisor turned up Oklahoma Joe's. We were a it confused walking into the place as there is catering, take-out, and retail registers finally after vetoing into the wrong line twice we found where to... More

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Cottonport, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just go, must go, do not miss, go with friends so you can order everything and share. Definitely lives up to reputation!!!!!

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Waited about 30 minutes in line- which was so worth it. Everything was excellent, so well organized, and reasonably priced. Definitely put this place on your bucket list- and order the Z Man and the Ribs. And the fries....

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