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Smokehouse BBQ

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19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
(816) 795-5555
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We are new to KC BBQ but got the dinner for 3 meal trading the spare ribs for burnt ends, also another first! It didn't seem like a lot of food at first but as you eat, you fill up.....for sides we chose cheesy corn, coleslaw and fries. With drinks our dinner for 4 was around $40 which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Karen B
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Illinois, United States
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English first
Carlisle, Pa
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Did early dinner on a Thursday. Parking available. Greeting and seating in a booth surrounded by a classic warm decor with stained glass dome. Waitress promptly took our orders BBQ chicken, burnt ends/baby back ribs. Sides sweet potato fries, cheesy corn, bake potato. Now the food comes out and WOW - plenty to eat and out of this world delicious.... More 

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ogden
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I can't compare this to other K.C bbq places because we only had time for one,but I can say that this was the best bbq I have ever ate. We had there combo plate but if I ever make it back this way I would just order a big plate of there burnt ends.... they were soooo good.There bbq beans... More 

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Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We are new to KC BBQ but got the dinner for 3 meal trading the spare ribs for burnt ends, also another first! It didn't seem like a lot of food at first but as you eat, you fill up.....for sides we chose cheesy corn, coleslaw and fries. With drinks our dinner for 4 was around $40 which is really... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not your typical bbq place; a little fancier than most. Smokehouse has the best beans and cheesy corn in town! The food is good, especially the ribs and pulled pork.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Being from the Kansas City area, I know good barbecue and I can easily say Smokehouse is one of my favorites in the area. I love this place so much we actually hosted an after wedding brunch with my family there. They have a beautiful setting and a large back room to host parties. We also found the staff to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I've traveled all over the country trying to look for better barbecue, I've never found ANY as good as this! There are three locations in Kansas City and the one on North Oak Ave. is the best! I have eaten at this one so many times I can't count. Be prepared to take home leftovers!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped for lunch on the way to MCI airport. I wanted to give KC BBQ a shot given how proud folks up here are of it. For my taste, BBQ places are best when they are dives with the smoke pouring into the seating area from the firepit. This is a very fancy restaurant setting, so much so that... More 

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Huntingburg, IN
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had the beef and pork platter and it was very good. The BBQ beans made a tasty side while the cole slaw was okay. Service was excellent and portions were sizable. Well worth the stop!

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impactgal
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

the food was good. The ribs were really good. The Waitress was very responsive and even for it being so busy, we didn't have too long of a wait to be seated or get our food. Would recommend to someone wanting good barbeque.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I went in for lunch and baby back ribs in Independence,MO are as large as St Louis ribs in Florida where I live. They were delicious and service was good. I would go back if I ever get back to Independence.

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Additional Information about Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
Phone Number: (816) 795-5555
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 795-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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