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Smokebox BBQ Cafe

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10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
+1 816-891-8011
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (34 reviews)
“brisket” (25 reviews)
“burnt ends” (44 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food came out quick, the meats were only Luke warm. The burnt ends seemed like they had been cooked in an oven, more like pot roast. The sausage tasted good but was sliced into paper thin slices. The pulled pork was almost flavorless. And...More

Thank Teammcwilliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really awesome smoke flavor. Sauce is awesome as well. Best barbecue I have eaten in Kansas City. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank bayride
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome, from the location to the service, the portions and of course the BBQ..delicious!

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good bbq and quaint setting. Just like it says a cafe. Ribs were good fries not tge best. Go fir the onion rings. Good quick service and decent price well worth the trip. Check out the picture.

Thank BaronFoer
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Very good BBQ in a "hole in the wall" atmosphere. Kudos on the brisket, with great flavor. Sauce was typical for KC area. Good value overall.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

As good as burnt end brisket in KC and I’ve eaten at many of them. VERY casual atmosphere with walkup counter ordering and dining off of paper plates. The star is the brisket not the ambiance. Nice quantities at a fair price for KC. Expect...More

Thank MichaelGay
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Was staying at the airport and wanted to try some BBQ. Loved the beans and the fact that all meals come with fries and Cole slaw. Slaw was okay but beans were terrific. Burnt ends and ham were wonderful. I will definitely come again when...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed January 28, 2018

I was staying at a hotel by the airport and wanted barbeque so tried this place. I ordered the three meat dinner since I wanted to sample the meats. I ordered brisket, burnt ends and sausage. It comes with bread, Cole slaw, beans and French...More

Thank Amease
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Overnighting for a flight out of KC airport. Conveniently located very close to Residence Inn. Good food. We all ordered a two meat platter. The ribs were good but cut different than I’d seen before. Pull pork very good. BBQ sauce was excellent. Very friendly...More

Thank CaymanKerry
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner as it was close to my hotel. The smoke smell on the outside of the restaurant and inside is wonderful. I had a two meat meal with brisket and pulled pork. The neared were very good, tender and juicy. The beans...More

Thank Ken M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-891-8011
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