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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's in a gas station. You probably will have to wait in line. The menu is very basic. It's loud. And if you are ok with all that, you will have the best ribs in KC or anywhere else. These were the meatiest, most perfect ribs I have ever seen. Very little fat. Perfectly seasoned in Kansas City style with... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you like BBQ, you can't beat this place. The ribs are, without a doubt, the best I've ever had & the Z-man sandwich is beyond one of the best sandwiches ever. Jack Stacks is a close 2nd, but you must try Oklahoma Joe's if you're a true fan of BBQ!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

First time eating Oklahoma Joe's, my husband and I thought it was delicious. He got Hog Heaven with onion rings and I got One Meat Platter (turkey) with fries. The onion rings and fries come in a good sized "bag". We will definitely go back when we can.

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Oceanside, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The only complaint I have is that the restaurant is in Kansas, meaning that for most people visiting Kansas City it's going to be a bit out of the way from anyplace else they're interested in being. Okay, on to the actual food. I don't usually get ribs, because I've been disappointed in them so many times in the past:... More

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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

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

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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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

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

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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