We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,993 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,974: English reviews
Vienna, Missouri
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday night to get takeout for a small family function. You can call ahead and pick up later or just go and stand in line and hope for a short wait. Call ahead time was 90 minutes so we decided to stand in line since the weather was nice. We stood about an hour and our... More 

Helpful?
Thank willisinthesticks
Marquette, Iowa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Joes's has been on my list of places to go for several years. We got there just before they opened at 11:00AM.... went inside and there was already a line and people being fed! The line moved pretty good.... Joe's has their system down and they are very efficient from the beginning to the end of your time there. A... More 

Helpful?
Thank smalldog33
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was driving cross country and wanted to try a good Kansas City BBQ. Joes was delicious, totally worth the wait in line. I had the ribs and meat dinner and got pulled pork with Texas toast, beans and the spicy cold slaw. So good! You must try this place.

Helpful?
Thank Nikki B
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything we ordered was great!!!!! The ribs were moist, tender and flavorful. Servings were big. Sweet tea was the best! After a long day of walking around town, totally hit the spot. Parking is a little scarce but the food is worth going.

Helpful?
Thank Rachel R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unusual to go into a gas station a find a popular barbecue. I arrived at 2:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and there was no wait. I ordered their spare ribs and brisket. It was best I have had and look forward to my next meal there.

Helpful?
Thank Donald R
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought the barbecue here is the best I had in Kansas City. The burnt ends and the ribs are great and their sides are also good. The price is reasonable. It's a place I would come back to again and again.

Helpful?
Thank kpchitown
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool place. Is it so cool because your eating gas station barbecue, or is it just how good the ribs are. Nobody in line seems to care about the 30 min wait. 10-15 of that was outside in November and everyone was smiling. All of this positive vibe just ads to the flavor of the barbecue. If you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Foodcriticiowa
Commerce Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in The Kansas/Missouri area for 10 days of work. I had hoped to stop in for dinner one day, but was busy driving 1200 miles around the area. I managed to get done early and had the day I flew out to myself. I stopped in and was looking at the menu. I told them I was heading... More 

Helpful?
Thank RAD6150
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big fan of BBQ and Joe's hit the spot. He got there about 11:30am and still had a 45 minute wait. If you are in a rush i suggest getting there right when they open, but either way it is worth the wait.

Helpful?
Thank trh4
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read some reviews being the day before thanksgiving I knew it would be at max capacity so I called ahead. Picked up early and they had it ready. I Commenced Devouring the ribs and sliced brisket loved the thin slices and the some what meaty ribs. But the beans would be the biggest Surprise! Tons of Goodies in them... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brandon C

Travelers who viewed Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que also viewed

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, KS
 

Been to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Miami, Florida
1 month ago
Haysville, Kansas, United States

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?