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Johnny's BBQ

5959 Broadmoor Avenue, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202-3241
(913) 432-0777
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- May 17, 2014
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Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ate here for lunch while doing some work in the area. Didn't know anything about it and needed to have some KC BBQ while in town so I thought I would give it a try. I had the lunch special which was a beef brisket sandwich, fries, beans and a drink. I wasn't really expecting much so it really hit... More

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I tried the combo plate of pork, ribs, sausage and brisket. Overall very nice smoked taste. The most bland was the pork. I expected a bit more from that but overall the complete plate satisfied. Prices were decent and you certainly get a decent amount of food.

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University City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Couldn't find a suitable BBQ restaurant around Kansas City until I found this on my travels. Food was okay, but I think the short stack ribs could have been a little better. Staff was nice.

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Raytown, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We've gone to Johnny's a lot. The food is consistent. LOVE the onion rings. Service Not so consistent. Last night we went. The place wasn't even 50% full. Our waitress was less than attentive (the younger waitress really was attentive to her guests). My water was almost empty when our server brought our food. She NEVER came back to ask... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I was so excited to taste the food that Guy reviewed on. Boy was I so disappointed. I don't understand how they are still open for business. First off, the waitress was rude. The place, dirty, dusty. But most importantly the food was either frozen, or cam straight out of the can or jar! Nothing tasted homemade. Overall this is... More

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We sought out Johnny's BBQ on the recommendation of a family member who used to work nearby. We both ordered the brisket with beans and cold slaw, Since I didn't want the fries that came with the menu item, our server suggested a double portion of either the cold slaw or the beans. I ordered the double portion of beans... More

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Olathe, Kansas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we want consistently good BBQ, we go to Johnnys. Food is always good, staff is friendly and helpful. The location in Mission is decorated casually so it has a down home feeling. Great place for a saturday lunch as well as date night.

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Mission, KS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Friendly people as customers and servers. Much more like a great family dinner than a board meeting dinner. After the first few times the whole place is full of friends. Food is VERY good, all of it. I've tried everything, but keep going back to the ribs and beans are special too. Thanks folks for being a place I want... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Wanted BBQ when passing through Kansas City and found It on TripAdvisor. We drove out of the way and were glad we did. We had the Burnt Ends Wrap and it was delicious! Loved the decor and the employees were so friendly! Wished I loved closer!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Johnny's is one of our favorite local restaurants. Their ribs are always moist and are so tender they fall off the bone. Their chicken is also some of the best. Also, the service is consistently good.

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