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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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Newburgh, NY
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beef very good as we're the ribs. Dry rubbed ribs are nice and do require a little light sauce for my palate. Very casual in a gas station c store setting. Busy most of time- take out a good choice. Best item I had was the beans. WOW they were great.

Thank Newburgh_NYJohn
Crystal City, Mo
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by before we headed back home from KC. Family enjoyed the brisket, pulled pork, and burnt ends. Very good.

Thank mk_mcdowell
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't fool around...get the entire rack! Everything is good, but the ribs are by far the best I have ever had. The rack stays together nicely and covers the entire tray. Easily cuts into single bones and get to eating this dry rub masterpiece! BBQ is ok, but true rib fans won't need it. Wish I lived in KC!

Thank Richard N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best barbecue joints you can find in the states. The prices are decent, plenty to choose from on the menu including beer. The line was long at lunch but moved quickly.

Thank The D
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered some ribs, chicken, brisket and onion rings with a side of beans. I liked the chicken more than the ribs. The onion rings in my opinion were a bit burned. Beans were amazing and the ribs just felt they were missing something. Then I found the spicy BBQ sauce and ribs were amazing. Really different set up. You walk... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner during a business trip and it was Thursday night rib night. $20 for a full rack. The ribs were great, the beans are definitely recommend! I also tried the brisket, which was very good too. I really don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu!

Thank Steve A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I saw this was the number one BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City. While driving home, we took a 1 hour detour for this particular reason. Upon arrival, we weren't expecting the restaurant to be attached to a gas station. We were a bit reserved for a second, but when we looked inside, we saw a long line... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. If you are in KC and want some real BBQ this is one of the favorites. Be prepared to stand in line but well worth it.

Thank Amy Beth M
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

45 minute wait for a table so we made our way to the bar and ordered some Fransiscian Cabernet. Delicious! Fantastic dinner with the family. Bone in ribeye ,sliced sausage, and cheesy potatoes. Max our waiter was fantastic. Happy Valentines Day everyone.

Thank Bruce H
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's crazy at lunch, but who cares! Everyone is happy and hungry. I love the burnt ends! There were 6 of us and not one unhappy person. The ribs and cold beer makes his day! The place is clean and the people putting your food together really work hard and fast! The coleslaw on the pork sandwich is always mouthwatering!... 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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 913-722-3366

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Haysville, Kansas, United States

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?