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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything we ordered was great!!!!! The ribs were moist, tender and flavorful. Servings were big. Sweet tea was the best! After a long day of walking around town, totally hit the spot. Parking is a little scarce but the food is worth going.

Thank Rachel R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unusual to go into a gas station a find a popular barbecue. I arrived at 2:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and there was no wait. I ordered their spare ribs and brisket. It was best I have had and look forward to my next meal there.

Thank Donald R
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the barbecue here is the best I had in Kansas City. The burnt ends and the ribs are great and their sides are also good. The price is reasonable. It's a place I would come back to again and again.

Thank kpchitown
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cool place. Is it so cool because your eating gas station barbecue, or is it just how good the ribs are. Nobody in line seems to care about the 30 min wait. 10-15 of that was outside in November and everyone was smiling. All of this positive vibe just ads to the flavor of the barbecue. If you... More 

Thank Foodcriticiowa
Commerce Township, Michigan
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in The Kansas/Missouri area for 10 days of work. I had hoped to stop in for dinner one day, but was busy driving 1200 miles around the area. I managed to get done early and had the day I flew out to myself. I stopped in and was looking at the menu. I told them I was heading... More 

Thank RAD6150
Buffalo, New York
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a big fan of BBQ and Joe's hit the spot. He got there about 11:30am and still had a 45 minute wait. If you are in a rush i suggest getting there right when they open, but either way it is worth the wait.

Thank trh4
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read some reviews being the day before thanksgiving I knew it would be at max capacity so I called ahead. Picked up early and they had it ready. I Commenced Devouring the ribs and sliced brisket loved the thin slices and the some what meaty ribs. But the beans would be the biggest Surprise! Tons of Goodies in them... More 

Thank Brandon C
Alexandria, Virginia
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I realize I'm one of very few that just didn't get it but this place just didn't do it for me. I got the ribs and chicken with the spicy Cole slaw and beans and rice. The ribs and beans and rice were good, the rest I didn't like and left a good portion of food behind; not the... More 

Thank 704CarolinaGirl84
Waldwick, New Jersey
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend said that if my husband and I were going to be in Kansas City, we have to have some Kansas City BBQ. Looking online and on TripAdvisor, I found Joe's Kansas City BBQ. I'm not a fan of BBQ, but my husband loved it! I got a pullled pork sandwich with creamy cole slaw. My husband got the... More 

Thank alpw
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joes was our first BBQ stop to eat at and was highly recommended by many friends. It also set the tone for our visit to Kansas City. Eat just before the supper crowd and eat BBQ everyday while in KC. The four of us were not disappointed at all, and when you ask the locals their favorite one is. The... More 

Thank Darrell P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-722-3366

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