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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 221 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Kansas City, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The original location, attached to a gas station, is the best. It's not upscale dining and they arent super friendly smiley people but it doesn't matter. The food is awesome!!!

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must eat place in Kansas City. While all of their menu items are excellent, the Burnt Ends, when they are available, are the best.

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Urbana, Illinois
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Maybe I was lured by the reputation of the place, but our dining experience was excellent. We arrive at about 6:30 PM on a Saturday night. The parking lot was packed, but had a couple open spaces. The line was already out the door and partway across the front of the building. It took a little over an hour to... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you really want the best BBQ, then check out any of the Oklahoma Joe's locations; however, for a great experience, go to the one at 47th Avenue and Mission Road. The prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. Sharing is always an option.

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone I know in KC can't get enough of the ribs at Oklahoma Joe's! The original location is a former gas station so a fun lunch place that does lots of carry out for dinner. The Olathe and Leawood locations are good for dine in.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We both had their signature z-man and it lived up to all we have heard. The beans and onion rings were good too. And the line moves really quickly.

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Calumet, MI
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have not eaten at a ton of BBQ places, but this was without any doubt the best BBQ I have ever had. I arrived at 1pm or so and the line was right to the door area (this equals a 15-20 minute wait). Anthony Bourdain called Oklahoma Joe's one of the 13 places in the world to eat before... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The BBQ was really good but found for the portions were pretty small given the price (and we are not huge eaters). We had the pulled pork (way too much bread for the portion of meat - recommend getting the jumbo sandwich instead and maybe it would have been the right proportion), ribs (you receive only three bones) and sausage... More

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Hell, Michigan
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263 reviews 263 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I liked the atmosphere with the gas pumps still working if you need gas. The line moved quickly and I ordered the daily special which was burnt ends. The burnt ends were tender and had a lot of flavor and the others in our party enjoyed their brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. The side dishes were excellent and I wish... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Every time we visit KC, we MUST go to Oklahoma Joe's! Don't let the line out the door deter you...it moves fast & there is somehow always a table available when you've gotten your food. It is in a gas station, don't judge. Hands down, this is the best BBQ. Can't wait for our next visit this September!

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