We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11950 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 782-6858
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 759 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 541
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ribs in KC

Great ribs. All of the food here is good...sides and all. Brisket seems more like a thinly sliced grilled steak than a smoked Brisket but still good. Sauces are perfect. Worth the long lines. The lines move pretty fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jason H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

759 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever you hear about KC BBQ on the Travel Channel or whatever it's always OK Joes. I know they changed their name to Joes KC but it'll always be Oklahoma Joes to me. Anyway, I might be biased but KC does have the best BBQ scene in the nation. Are there occasional awesome places elsewhere? Sure, but we have dozens... More 

Helpful?
Thank Josh T
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Kansas City because they said they had the best barbecue in the country, it wasn't very good and my wife couldn't even finish her food. I had way better BBQ at Q fanatic and Andover Minnesota

Helpful?
Thank Andy F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ribs. All of the food here is good...sides and all. Brisket seems more like a thinly sliced grilled steak than a smoked Brisket but still good. Sauces are perfect. Worth the long lines. The lines move pretty fast.

Helpful?
Thank Jason H
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Joe's Kansas City BBQ is the best I have tasted. If you want ribs, chicken, sandwiches, this is the place to go. I was introduced to it when it was still Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, in 2008. Since my initial meal, I have eaten there many times, most often at the Olathe, KS location. There is a fun location on Mission... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda M
Waterloo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The meat was very good. The fries were large portions, but to spiced. I would recommend requesting unseasoned fries.

Helpful?
Thank Thomas R
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, fast service if they are not too busy. When they are busy it is pretty noisy. They have a good carry-out service. We order by phone, but I am sure you can order on line.

Helpful?
Thank 1160John1160
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Z-Man is the go-to sandwich at this restaurant and for good reason. It does not disappoint! Keep in mind that this place is very popular, so it gets pretty crowded during traditional meal times. It is not uncommon to see a line out the door during the dinner rush on the weekends.

Helpful?
Thank poktj
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best bbq in kc. I go there at least twice a month. The brisket sandwich is great and their fries are the best I have ever had.

Helpful?
Thank paulofks
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BBQ @ Joe's is always very good. The food is vet consistent. Large portions. Very friendly service and reasonably priced.

Helpful?
Thank Toshia T
Olathe, Ks.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best barbecue in the city. Everyone seems to like it. Excellent ribs! Wonderful onion rings & their fries are good, too. A fun place to eat.

Helpful?
Thank grandkids6

Been to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?