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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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11950 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 782-6858
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ every

I love Bar-B-Q. Kansas City has lots of famous spots, but this one is my favorite. Baby Back Ribs are to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
San Francisco Bay Area
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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San Francisco Bay Area
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Bar-B-Q. Kansas City has lots of famous spots, but this one is my favorite. Baby Back Ribs are to die for.

Thank mellowcouple
Rocklin, CA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eat at Joe's and a huge wave of guilt will rush over you. For every BBQ place you've ever eaten at simply pales in comparison. It is simply the best I have ever had! Awesome food, atmosphere and service. Lines move quickly and you will never feel rushed once sated at your table. Great for families, groups or just business.... More 

Thank Have4WillTravel
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a local family that has eaten here SEVERAL times. You have to get either the Z-Man or the burnt ends! YUM! There are so many fries that you can easily share 1 order.

Thank Susan W
Big Rapids, Michigan
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the middle of a Saturday afternoon and even off peak the line was nearly out the door. Considering how busy it was the line moved right along and the staff was very efficient. I especially liked the ribs. There is quite a bit of space but seating was nearly full. They do offer an option for pick... More 

Thank montebr
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE place to take people coming in to Olathe wanting to experience KC BBQ. The Z-Man is a HUGE sandwich for the larger appetite. The ribs are the best in town and the seasoning on the fries is fantastic - unless you are watching your sodium.

Thank KcKansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the family from New Hampshire for a bit of the KC culture. The wait in line is worth it. Enjoyed the food and the company.

Thank Michael F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the location in the garage and decided to return to the location closer to our hotel in Olathe so we could sit down. It was good and there was plenty of seating for our 7:30 pm meal. We had ribs, pulled pork and really liked the slaw. Would probably try other BBQ places next time we are... More 

Thank momonthego2015
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on a recommendation from friends and because it was a short walk from our hotel. The line was daunting at first, but we were assured by a local couple in front of us that it was normal and would go quickly. We ordered a beer while in line, chatted with those around us, and the beer was still... More 

Thank Lisa F
Olathe, Kansas
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here so many times and have never been disappointed. Every dish is yummy, their bbq is top notch, fries are crispy and perfect. Always a good bet!

Thank julie4242
Olathe, Kansas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a total BBQ snob - grew up in KC, lived in Texas, love BBQ ribs more than any other food - and Joe's KC is my all-time favorite. It's important, however, to take note of their specialties. I love ribs and pulled pork, both of which Joe's KC does incredibly well. They also have my favorite sauce of... More 

Thank Kelly M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11950 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Olathe
  • Phone Number: (913) 782-6858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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