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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (32 reviews)
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“burnt ends” (38 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
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Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was good nothing special but a good place to sit and enjoy! Look at sandwiches that came out and they looked good. Come early as there is a huge lunch crowd!

Thank Steven L
Reviewed April 29, 2016

On a recent visit to KC my wife and I wanted some good "Q". Well this was not the place. It was very average BBQ. Could have gotten this at a Denny's. Service was also a bit on the short side. My wife asked for...More

Thank highdesertbadger
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Knowing KC is famous for Barbecue, I had high expectations. Our group tried 4 different meats and they were fine, but not over the top fantastic. The cole slaw and beans were excellent, pulled pork a little dry. Service was efficient and friendly. I believe...More

Thank jackiesX6827AE
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Smoke box had great brisket and Turkey, some of the best I have ever had, A must if you are in he area.

Thank Itravelalot2011
Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

So the best BBQ in Kansas is in Missouri. Had the baby back ribs and burnt ends. Both where mouth watering. Definitely going to go again next time I'm in the area.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed March 7, 2016

We had dinner here and enjoyed our meal. The selections were good and the portions were large. The beans were very good. I also liked their fries. It's in a small strip mall across from the Embassy Suites.

Thank OldOkie
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place close to the airport and found Smokebox BBQ on TripAdvisor. The service was quick and friendly but the BBQ was just OK.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed March 4, 2016

What a surprise. Passing through Kansas City and staying by the airport. Wife suggested Kansas City BarBque. We didn't want to drive the 25 minutes back to the more famous places so we tried the Smoke Box. only 2 minutes from the hotel, a little...More

Thank D_Coop_NC
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Ate here as it was close to the airport and was pleasantly surprised. The baked beans were great - smokey and sweet. The meats were well flavored and not over powered with sauce. The only negative is a spicy sauce would have been good (I...More

Thank ANP123
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Smokebox BBQ is a pleasant little place with the tastiest BBQ I have had since moving down to KC 3 years ago. The meats are delicious and done to perfection. They make the best sauce I have ever tasted. Don't forget the beans! Their beans...More

Thank jchickman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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