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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
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
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Kansas City, Kansas
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is in an old gas station and the seating is limited so during peak times it can be difficult to find a seat. But we have never had trouble finding a seat. The food is great and the atmosphere is friendly.

Thank Tom S
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended to me and it was spot on. The line was about 20 minutes long but the brisket was the best I've ever had..hands down. Also had the "Z-man" another day which is a brisket with provolone cheese and onion rings sandwich - AWESOME! And the funny part is this is all in a gas station!

Thank CTICUnurse
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never leave Kansas City without going to get their BBQ!! Everything is absolutely amazing! The sauces, burnt ends (try those if you do haven't before), the fries, just EVERYTHING is great!

Thank k8_lynn17
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a local favorite. By that I mean that local people will actually wait in line for 1-2 hours to get in! Literally, they will stand in line - the line goes out the door and down to the end of the parking lot. People stand in the sun to eat this BBQ! So if you decide to come,... More 

Thank S W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plan ahead....line is often very long. There are not very many places to sit, however the wait and long lines are worth it!

Thank dubs4215
Northville, Michigan
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551 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm fond of saying that I miss my friends in KC but I REALLY miss my BBQ, and this visit underscored that again. Arriving mid-day we were initially too early for burnt ends so opted for pulled pork on Texas toast and were not disappointed. The fries are legendary and in fact this is the only place I'll eat fries,... More 

Thank Jayhawk17
Elk Grove, California
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354 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove straight here from a long trip. Called thirty minutes before we got there and ordered a full rack of pork ribs. The people were very nice. Took the ribs and creamy cole slaw to our hotel. They were so meaty, we couldn't finish. Could easily fed two adults and two children. Glad I got them but they weren't the... More 

Thank Eric Y
Pittsburg, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There will be customers waiting at the door for Joe's to open. Joe's will open a few minutes early to accommodate these customers. It will be packed. There will be lines. Seating will be in short supply. Order anything you want from the menu, then add a Z-Man sandwich. It will be wonderful!

Thank Yourjoeyramone
Kansas City, Kansas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It may seem like a slow moving line for some BBQ, but it's worth the wait. Prices are great, food is great, and they have local beers available. This small gas station BBQ joint is a must and recommend over other choices in the area. We waited in line for about 30 mins, but once your order your food is... More 

Thank mike z
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for GREAT Bar-B-Que? Just look for the old gas station building with a line half way down the block. Make sure to stop at Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que for, not just some of the best Bar-B-Que in Kansas City...but some of the best Bar-B-Que anywhere. We always stop here any time we are anywhere close to Kansas City. Everything... More 

Thank Brandon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-722-3366

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Miami, Florida
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Haysville, Kansas, United States

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?