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Smokehouse BBQ

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19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
(816) 795-5555
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were finishing our vacation and asked the hotel clerk for a BBQ suggestion. He recommended the Smokehouse BBQ. Got there, nice and clean restaurant. Lots of variety and moderately priced. Food was very good and meat was tender. Only one mess-up with our order, and server did not offer to fix it, so only 4-star.

Thank JEP54
Bel Air
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were running late for the day and wanted to try another BBQ place and we were not disappointed, the food was great and Dustin our Waiter was extremely nice and quick and most of all patient, We had a 8 month old and 3 and 5 year old with us, Our grand children. It was the end of the... More 

Thank jbragg2015
Edmond, Oklahoma
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family or go out to for typical BBQ. But that is not what we are looking for in Kansas City is it?? No we want quality KC BBQ, and there are too many other great places to go when in the Kansas City area.

Thank RockingT-Ranch
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time we had visited this restaurant. It is a nice place service is good and the BBQ quality is above average. The sides offered baked beans, slaw and potato salad were good to better then most. The rolls or buns whatever you wish to call them are excellent. We will return again when in the area.

Thank Richard J
Omaha, Nebraska
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in KC you must do BBQ. I have definitely had better and also not as good. We split a big dinner with ribs chicken and burnt ends. Baked beans and potato salad. The sauce makes the meal and it was just ok. I am used to burnt ends being crispy but these were mushy. It's ok but with so... More 

Thank dradebaugh
Upper sandusky
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The food was great! The decor was out of the world. The wait staff was very attentive but not overpowering.

Thank Kilowatt4070
Belgrade, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Driving from Colorado home, we decided to try some KC BBQ... heard how good it was.. if that is what KC bbq is, I sure DON'T WANT ANY MORE! Their mild sauce tasted like a cheap catsup, sweet sauce was all sweet and very little bbq flavoring, both pork and beef ribs were dry and tough, burnt ends were soaked... More 

Thank Connie P
Oregon, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Took a group of 40 for an appreciation dinner. The manager, Mary had everything setup and ready to go. Food was phenomenal! The college boys are usually still hungry, but were full and satisfied! This is our second trip here because of the superb food and service.

Thank AceofmyHeart
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband wanted to find a little hole in the wall BBQ place but most of them weren't open late enough for our arrival time into Independence. Fortunately, Smokehouse BBQ was open till 10:30 the night we were there and so we had a wonderful meal even after the normal dinner hours. My husband, who doesn't dole out compliments, said... More 

Thank Joythruthejourney
Columbia, Missouri
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a group of 12 meet at Smokehouse BBQ for lunch and had a great time. The service was great and the food was even better. I had a bbq sandwich and loved it!

Thank Stacy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19000 E 39TH St S, Independence, MO 64057-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 795-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?