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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
Today
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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Kansas City, Kansas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I'll start with saying I'm not from KC. I'm from the south, most notably Texas, where bbq has more to do with smoking and the wood used as opposed to sauces (which I don't like). Perhaps the midwest bbq is beyond me, but I find it all to be just okay. That being said, this place is crazy popular!... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in KC, we tried several BBQ places and this was one of the better ones. The ribs were tasty and tender, and the Z-Man was a very good combination and worth getting. If you come to the original gas station location, seating is limited. The staff does not allow you to seat yourself until you have your food. So... More 

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Thank RobUF1
Oro Valley, Arizona
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the original Joes (heard that the Original is better but that is just rumor). You walk in (wait in line) and get to a menu board and place your order. After a bit, you get your food and scout out a place to sit. I had a combo with brisket and bbq ribs. The brisket was well... More 

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Thank Greg B
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is good here! Love the chicken salad. I don't eat fries normally but we always share some here! Lines can be out the door at busy times but goes pretty quickly. Always a place to sit even at busiest times. LOVE!

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Thank Lynb76
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar none, the best BBQ. Often long lines reaching outside the building. Limited parking, still worth the trip. If you order by phone to pick-up it's much quicker but can't sit in the restaurant.

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Thank Ken S
Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time I visited since the name change from Oklahoma Joe's. But it was the same great food. I ordered a slab, carryout. There was a nice crowd for 2:00 in the afternoon, but the wait time was only about eight minutes.Good food,good service!

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Thank unicholas
Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I order ribs and the ribs that evening weren't tender and easy to get off the bone. Plus they have created a Kansas Caviar that needs a better recipe. Smoked Chicken Gumbo had way too much black pepper in it.

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Thank btnewbyks
Kansas City, Kansas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason that people from all over the world come to Joe's. There's a reason that even locals will brave the extensive lines on peak hours to smash Jumbo Z-Men into their faceholes. Pro Tip: call in your order for carry out. Sometimes its faster to call in carryout from the back of the line. Alternate Pro Tip:... More 

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Thank Mike P
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Joe's location is still my favorite to go to. Consistent food and interesting ambience. The lines outside are there for a reason!

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Thank Karen M
Prairie Village, Ks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat here often. My favorites are the pulled pork topped with the spicy slaw and their ribs. The ribs are tender and very meaty!

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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

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Miami, Florida
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Haysville, Kansas, United States

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