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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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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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Reno, Nevada
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In an actual gas station, this BBQ joint is excellent. Don't let the long line scare you away. It moves quickly and you will find a place to sit after you've ordered. Don't try to save a table before you order.......frowned upon. Between everyone in our group, we sampled just about everything including the veggie option. It was all great.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joe's KC is in a gas station and may have a little bit of a grunge feel. But do not let that deceive you! Joe's KC BBQ is some of the best if not the best bbq in the Kansas City area. Because of that come prepared to stand in line around lunch and dinner times...but it so worth it!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a treat to visit Joe's. Quirky environment and delicious BBQ. Had a sampler plate with ribs, sausage, and brisket or pulled pork. Everything was great! Famous seasoned french fries in huge quantities so that you had plenty to take home. Tried a new side, Kansas Caviar, which was a cold salad made up of corn, black beans, edamame, and... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First let me compliment Dale who worked behind the meat counter Dale was most helpful and friendly - even shared some cooking tips with me suck as the brisket rub they use is called "Squeal" - sold in their shop. I had for dinner pulled pork on bread with three ribs and a sample of brisket. I found the pork... More 

Thank belened2016
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably the best BBQ that I have ever had in a restaurant/gas station. The wait can be long, but it is well worth it.

Thank Chris P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best ribs in an 500-mile radius. And what I understand, they ship too. Being in an old gas station just adds to the charm.

Thank David B
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because of the high ratings, I expected more flavor in the meats. I had pulled pork and my husband had the combo ribs and brisket. Food was okay, but did not live up to my expectations based on what I heard about the lines of hungry diners surrounding the property. We ate at 4 PM, so the place was not... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped on the way to the airport in Kansas City. The line was long, but worth the wait. I ordered a mix of burnt ends and ribs. Holy cow! The ribs were just darn right awesome. I love burnt ends and I was not disappointed. Sides and sauces are very good as well. My experience tells me that you should... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a 15 minute uber to Joe's from our hotel and it was definitely worth the trip! We showed up around 2pm on a Friday and were pleasantly surprised that the line was short and we made it just before the burnt ends were sold out. The friendly service and quaint ambience in an old gas station is great... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were passing through Kansas while returning home from vacation. On a lark, I asked her to search for the best barbecue in Kansas City, and we came across Joe's on many different sites and decided to give it a try. I love barbecue and we have several fine barbecue restaurants in East Tennessee, but I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

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