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Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Ranked #1 of 221 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My second BBQ stop to try of the top 3 KC BBQ restaurants. I've been for both dinner and lunch. Doesn't matter when you go, it's always packed. The ribs are fall off the bone good and the pulled pork is awesome. Baked beans, fries, and cole slaw (spicy and regular) were a hit as well. Everyone in my party... More 

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Stockton, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had a catered Joe's BBQ dinner at work the other night, and the ribs were fantastic. I usually don't care for ribs, because they are either too fatty or dried out. These guys were juicy, tasty and lean. I enjoyed the baked beans that was made from a variety of beans and the potatoe salad was good. I plan... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

First of all, Oklahoma Joe and Kansas City Joe must have had a falling out because this place is now known as Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Nevertheless, this place is borderline awesome. The meats were great and the sauce was great as well. We were there for lunch and the place was packed. Although I did not try them, the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great ribs, sausage, and pulled pork.. The BEST Burnt ends you'll ever eat.. Been to this place several times, and it is always great.. If your looking for the best BBQ in KC, and really anywhere I've ate it( Memphis, Texas, and South Carolina) Visit Joe's. You will not be disappointed.

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Kansas City
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Consistently the best BBQ in KC and one of the best including all the great places outside KC (and there are many). I love the pulled pork and the ribs but it is all good. Love the spicy slaw too. dave k is right - share the fries - and get there early!

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Charlotte, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon at around 3pm with three friends and the line (as warned) was out the door. Took about 45 minutes to get through and as everyone says it looks like you won't get a table but one always magically opens up for you. The four of us all had different things but we shared an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We live about an hour outside of Kansas City and when we get into town we like to try different restaurants. Of course barbeques are one of our favorites. This was our first visit to Joe's KC Barbecue (Oklahoma Joe's). This was the best brisket I have had by far. It was the smokiest and most tender of any I've... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Z-Man sandwich #1--so is the Carolina. Lines are long so I recommend carry-out. Fries are too big--so share an order!

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Bar none one the best beans I have ever eaten, not withstanding the great BBQ's, and I quote from the TulsaPeople "Joe’s 'best beans on the planet' feature three kinds of beans (pork and beans, black beans and kidney beans), bell peppers, jalapenos and a hefty dose of barbecue sauce, brown sugar and chopped brisket — the perfect blend of... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love this place - gas station atmosphere, long lines and all. The food is just really, really good. Yes, there are many BBQ places to choose from here in KC that are good but this is where I bring everyone FIRST and foremost. And this is where I get MY BBQ when it's just for me. The fries and... More 

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Additional Information about Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering

Address: 3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
Phone Number: 913-722-3366
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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