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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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11950 S Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS 66062-5267
+1 913-782-6858
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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Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always a line out the door so try to get there right when they open or a bot so busy time. Really good BBQ sandwich.. just wish they had Mac n cheese!

Thank MissTravelDiva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a Carolina pulled pork sandwich. It was good but not great. My business partner had the brisket. It was sliced then and he said it was good. The location was fine as was the atmosphere. Nothing special imo.

Thank The-Randall-Clan
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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201 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The burnt ends were a special, so not available every day... try them if you can. Generous portion, with a delicious crust on the brisket. Ribs are big and meaty, not super smokey though so they were better with sauce. Good sides, my favorite was the red beans with rice. Nice beer selection. Counter service was friendly and fast...took the... More 

Thank kay k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Joe's twice. Both times it was a delicious, messy meal - like all good barbecue should be. The first was at the "original" a couple of years ago. This time I went fan favorite the "ZMAN" sandwich. Now I know why it's a favorite, it did not disappoint. The sandwich is stacked high with your choice of... More 

Thank AdastraExplorer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fav and it is always so busy I try and go at odd times, like 2:30 on a Monday! The Carolina is my favorite, with the cole slaw on top, just like my grandma made in the South! Friendly, helpful staff also!

Thank Renee R
Springfield, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in KC. Anytime someone I know is traveling to the area and they ask about where to eat, I don't even hesitate. This is the place I send them. Best BBQ ever. Especially burnt ends!

Thank Bailie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in the KC area this is a great choice for BBQ. Whenever I am in town always go to the location on Strang. Get a local beer to wash it down and try the red beans and rice as a side. Pricing is very fair, food is good, atmosphere is casual and be ready for a dinner crowd.

Thank Randy P
Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love KC Joe's! It's my favorite BBQ restaurant in Kansas City. The lines are always really long (because it's so popular), but they keep customers moving fast!

Thank norwegianninja21
Olathe KS
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. All I can say is this food was amazing!! We ate at The 108, which is a venue for parties etc, catered by Joes. I have to say this is the best BBQ I have eaten here in KC. I've had Arthur Bryant's (both on the Legends and the real one in the hood (sorry but that's the best... More 

Thank DebGuieb
Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always aspire for a great KC BBQ restaurant and this was good. I liked the ribs, as they were tender with a nice smoky flavor. The texas toast went well with the cole slaw and crispy onion rings. There were multiple levels of kick to the BBQ sauce and I enjoyed trying them all.

Thank Oceandweller7

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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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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 S Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS 66062-5267
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Olathe
  • Phone Number: +1 913-782-6858

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