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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For being the best spot on TA for KC, it was a letdown regarding the food. We tried the 3-meat combo to share - brisket, smoked chicken, and pulled pork. We had just had amazing ribs and BBQ in St. Louis and the meat was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DancingLaughter
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having lived in Texas for the last 11 years, I was skeptical about all the fuss of Q39. We arrived around 345pm--before the dinner crowd and surprised to learn we could still order from the lunch menu. The three of us all tried something different,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was packed, plan on a wait if you go during dinner without reservations. The BBQ was probably the 2nd best I’ve had and I’ve eaten BBQ all over the country. The sides were quite tasty too.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank truetravel3366
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This joint came highly recommended by multiple locals & visitors. Coming from Texas we were skeptical by glad we made the trip. To start with the mediocre we had the chicken and sausage. They weeks defiantly good but not worth the 30 min drive. What...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Meredith J
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I lived in Kansas City for 12 years. That's why every trip back we do our best to hit our favorite bbq places. That usually starts with Joe's Kansas City. But this time we decided to try Q39. We loved the food....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cowolgies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really great food! The sauce and the ribs were especially good. I will be back! The burnt ends were decent but not my style. Service was great.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PaigeR123
Reviewed 6 days ago

Multiple people told us this was the best barbecue to be had in Kansas City, and most of us were happy with the combo platters we ordered. Definitely better than average. Service was great, and the atmosphere was pleasant although the space is dominated by...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our opinion of Q39 was awesome the first three times we viisted. Matter of fact, dinner there was a central part of why we made the two hour trip for weekends in Kansas City. We always ordered the beef rib-- OMG it was so good....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Peters365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! The ribs were so tender that they fell off the bones. The flavor was to die for. The burnt ends were like butter. So smooth and an amazing smoke flavor. The brisket had an exceptional flavor and was cooked almost perfectly. We had Mac...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My buddy said we had to try Q39, and I was not disappointed. Place has a great look, diverse menu and a good selection of draft beers. I had the Mr. Burns and loved it. The cubes burnt ends were cooked perfectly. I thought it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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David W
March 7, 2019|
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Response from Cy2015 | Reviewed this property |
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Doug S
June 27, 2018|
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Response from StacieS262 | Reviewed this property |
Q39 has not been around near as long as other popular bbq restaurants in KC, but I believe that their bbq is one of the best! I think they are an excellent representation of what traditional Kansas City Barbecue is! If you... More
Yvette C
April 1, 2018|
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Response from jcr6fd | Reviewed this property |
I would call for sure, but I don’t remember seeing a private area
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