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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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11950 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062
+1 913-782-6858
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was fantastic. I do wish that there were "other" options as some non-meat lovers had to leave. Of course, that is not the target market. Ribs were great, and they do a good job of serving you and moving things along.

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37 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cravings for BBQ were satisfied with my business lunch here...great brisket and the Z-Man Sandwich is so popular now it comes with a punch card...buy 5 get one free (pork, beef, cheese, and onion ring sandwich). Ribs are still not as good as Jack Stack but the brisket is awesome here. Come way early otherwise don't be in a hurry... More 

Thank Bob A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our top 5 bbq in kc's great bbq climate can't wait for our next visit. Always very friendly and fast service

Thank Jim H
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love KC BBQ because the meat is always lean and tender; service is efficient and friendly; they have the perfect sauce and the best fries in town.

Thank carolpb423
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must try the Z Man Sandwich or the #1 rates ribs in the country. The line is normally out the door, so get there early.

Thank Jeff W
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meats are delicious and the Z-man sandwich is a classic. Be prepared to always wait in some sort of line unless you come in during off hours. Enjoy!

Thank meelays
Olathe, Kansas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In our opinion this is the best BBQ in Olathe...possibly in Kansas city too, although we like Zarda's as well. The only downside is that they can get VERY busy, so plan accordingly. Fortunately, the line moves at a decent pace, but a heads up here you may not be able to find a table.

Thank OlatheS
Olathe, KS USA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a family lunch on a Saturday. The line was long but it moved quickly. A large variety of menu items. We all got something different and shared. I really liked the original BBQ sauce. Fries are a very large order that can be shared.

Thank Brad B
Wichita, Kansas
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time eating here. Ate here two years ago didn't think much of it then. Thought I would try it again this time I got the Z-Man. A brisket sandwich with a couple onion rings and cheese with a little sauce and some fries. Fries were over seasoned to where I couldn't gag then down. Sandwich was... More 

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Cedar Rapids, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you read reviews of the best bbq in America you will most often find Joe's on that list. I don't disagree. I have eaten at Joe's several times while passing through KC and have yet to eat bbq anywhere that I think is better. The last time I had the combo plate with pulled pork, sliced brisket, and seasoned... More 

Thank John V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: 11950 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Olathe
  • Phone Number: +1 913-782-6858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?