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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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“z man” (238 reviews)
“brisket” (473 reviews)
“fries” (476 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of Kansas city icons. But, go outside the box and try the chicken gumbo. Ribs, pork and turkey etc

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dianefair2100
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overall the food here was solid. BBQ sauce is pretty spicy so try it before you smoother anything in it. The burnt ends were yummy and the pulled pork was juicy and fall apart-y all at the same time. Overall solid place and I would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicoleb610
Reviewed 4 days ago

We tried three different barbecue restaurants during a recent visit to Kansas City and Joe's was the best, hands down. Their brisket beat Arthur Bryant's--it had the right combination of tenderness, sauce and fat, it was wonderful! As others have pointed out, the Z-Man brisket...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank veroniquegerald
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loud, long line wait (45 minutes) in the cold. Totally, hands down worth it. We visited because Anthony Bourdain recommended it. Ordered sandwich with beef brisket and chicken. I’d hop a plane right now just to go back. Best BBQ ever. Fries are hand cut...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Iluvabug
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have had good ribs in my day but the RIBS at Kansas City Joe's were all that and worth the wait in line. They were tender and slid off the bone. Now I know why everyone was buying them by the slab because you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pulled pork. The line might seem long, but it moves. Very casual dining. Yes, it is a working gas station. Lots of inside seating. Order at the window and pick it up yourself when its ready..

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the burnt ends, the pulled pork, and the brisket. All were phenomenal. And the bbq sauce was delicious! Tempted to again tomorrow!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lTracy9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Time tested, awesome track record. The line moves a little slow - but the wait is worth it. Tender ribs and juicy brisket plate, awesome Red Pig chili, and a big pile of hot fries. Easily enough for two to share. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ssssooooo incredibly delicious!!!! Glad I trekked it over there! The Z-Man makes it difficult to order a beef brisket anywhere else. I can still taste it hours later.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank khuffman74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a newspaper article in Joe's that says it's one of the 13 places to eat before you die. Since many of the others are overseas, my recommendation would be to just eat here regularly. Soooo amazingly tasty, all fresh. I would recommend the Z-Man...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charlie B
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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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