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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
(913) 722-3366
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to to Joe's on a cross country trip across the US. I have had Texas, Carolina, Memphis, and KC BBQ and Joe's are the best ribs ever!!!

Thank richard m
Blaine, Minnesota
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the original, located at 3002 W 47th Ave, KC. they have three location. We arrive at 6:30 pm there is a line, you pick up the menu at the door, order from the head cook, pay, pick up your food fine a table and enjoy. We shared a tablle with another couple which really worked out fine --... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe's is in a gas station with great pulled pork, burnt ends, baked beans. Good prices, casual atmosphere, fun places.

Thank Bill A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough about Joes! It's our favorite barbecue and worth the wait in line. If you don't want to wait you can call it in and pick it right up! The potatoe salad is the best I've ever had! We love their burnt ends the most, oh my goodness they are melt on your mouth amazing!!!! We really... More 

Thank Suzy M
Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All the food Iv'e had at Joe's KC over several visits has been excellent but the Z-man sandwich stands out as the winner.

Thank William S
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited on my way to the airport. Love my Texas BBQ but joe's delivered! Got the sliced brisket and burnt ends... 10 out of 10. Fries were nothing ever experienced. Beans were not my favorite. Smokehouse had the best beans ever. I enjoyed my brisket so much that I hit myself 5 pounds to go which I am bringing back... More 

Thank Jeremy W
Kansas City, Kansas
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From burnt ends to savory brisket, it's meat eaters heaven. But eat your vegetables! The Midwest vibe shines with the "Kansas Caviar" loaded with edamame, corn, onions black beans etc. Goes well with a pulled pork sandwich or a Portobello Zman. Seasoned fries are a must, as addictive as the sauces. Huge selection of sauces & rubs to take home... More 

Thank Kerry M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is absolutely the best BBQ we have ever eaten. I had The Z-Man sandwich and my husband had the half rack of ribs. My sandwich was made with brisket, smoked cheese, one onion ring, and their original BBQ sauce. The ribs were cooked perfectly the meat came off the bone easily had a great flavor even before he added... More 

Thank stang55
Roseville, California
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is the highlight here. Cafeteria style ordering, pick-up. Pricing very fair. Brisket is the best!

Thank lukebabs
Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the original gas station location and expected to be in a long line. We arrived just before noon on a Tuesday- and walked right in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I ordered a Z-man sandwich and my husband had the special: a burnt end sandwich. We had the sandwiches cut in half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: (913) 722-3366

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