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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2 lbs of burnt ends please. Great BBQ! My favorite in KC is still Q39, but the burnt ends at Joe’s set the standard to which all others chase. You can’t go wrong but please don’t skip the burnt ends.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank sonotech7
Reviewed 6 days ago

BBQ is my weakness. I've been to so many I've lost count. Everytime in KC we try a new one. Joe's is housed in a gas station and despite a serious snow storm, the locals and visitors alike were getting their Q on. Great selection...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fongkong
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the Bar-B-Que that you compare other Bar-B-Que to. I have enjoyed barbecue all over this great country and still haven't found any place better then this place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bigwilkc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Per reviews, arrived early (10AM on a Monday), which was about 30 minutes too early! But worth it. We got to explore the whole inside, and Dale was wonderful to speak with and learn from. Ordered the ribs/burnt ends platter, pulled pork sandwich, and bbq...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelmavenCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The “newer” locations have the same great BBQ,but there is something extra special about the original. Gas station location.....

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lougks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves visiting this place every time we are in Kansas City. The line around the store is so worth waiting in. We love BBQ, and we can say this is the best we have ever had!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank L910UVpatriciah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe’s didn’t disappoint. We went on the advice of a KC native who said it was the best in town. It’s also Bourdain’s favorite, as it turns out. The service was very friendly and helpful, no snobbishness as you might fear from a place with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Fergus-and-Fiona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. There are 3 or 4 locations in KC now, but the gas station location up north is the original. Try the burnt ends, the ribs, pulled pork, fiesta rice, potato salad and beans. My least favorite is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank foodflytraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this is one of those bbq places that have been around a long time, and they keep their slow cooked traditional recipes. There was a huge line outside to get in the restaurant and inside, felt like a Disney line. But after...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonyk630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This eating experience is different from many in that it allows diners bbq style dining in a petrol station. The food is good and the noise level is high for all. Be aware that it is popular and queuing can be long. It took us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Akumuk
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Douglas B | Reviewed this property |
There was a wheelchair-bound customer sitting next to us when we went.
June 24, 2018|
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Response from vincevinson | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t know they were closed Sundays , but if you’ve never been there your missing out
June 19, 2018|
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Response from vincevinson | Reviewed this property |
Coleslaw, Baked Beans
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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