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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“z man” (204 reviews)
“brisket” (422 reviews)
“spicy slaw” (65 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Waited for 1:45 mins but once you get inside you can drink beer so it’s not as bad. The ribs, burnt ends and sausage were amazing as were the onion rings and red beans & rice. My colleagues had potato salad and cowboy caviar and...More

Thank martymoose35
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best BBQ ever! My wife and I travel many miles to eat at this restaurant. We have been to Tulsa, Memphis, and Dallas and we eat at every TripAdvisor top ranked BBQ restaurant that is listed and this is the best of the best. The...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried them all from KC to STL to Memphis to Texas... KC has the Best BBQ in the world and Joe's KC is the best BBQ in KC. Burnt Ends, Ribs, the TOP CHOICE Z-MAN are all must tries. Top notch Fries and Rings...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many people I've frequented the Joe's locations on the south end of town but never visited the original. My opinion until this visit was that it was okay, but very much over-hyped. That opinion has changed and I'll probably never eat BBQ anywhere else....More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 4:00 PM on Saturday. The line was already about 50-60 people deep. I've wanted to eat here for years, so decided it would be, hopefully, worth the standing in line. It absolutely was! There were four of us; all had different dinners....More

Thank dianecM8249YT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit KC Joe’s every chance we get but this is the first time I’ve been to this location. I️ was not disappointed! This place is smaller than the Leawood location but the atmosphere is upbeat and jovial. And people are in and out of...More

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take out tradition for our family around the holidays. 3 males in the family - 2 growing boys and my hubby - devour a full rack + 4 ribs with little evidence remaining. The spicy slaw is to die for. I also love their sliced...More

Thank kafek8t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be put off because this is in a strip mall. On our tour of KC BBQ it was my favorite. The ribs were the best I had!

Thank Goldylinks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best BBQ I have ever eaten. It really is a restaurant in a gas station! In town for USA Fencing’s NAC tournament, our team enjoyed a great meal. Be prepared to wait. This is a very popular restaurant. We were a group of 10...More

Thank Fencin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't come here if you want a fine dining experience. Restaurant is an old gas station, no reservations accepted. But the ribs are fantastic as was the pulled pork. Accommodations are really tight, so don't plan on staying all night. But if you are looking...More

Thank Paul S
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Questions & Answers
Brett S
2 August 2017|
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Response from flibbowitz | Reviewed this property |
Go at an off hour (we went around 5:30 on a Tuesday and waited about 15 minutes on line. We liked Jack's Stack better.
Ronald L
28 May 2017|
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Response from Darla H | Reviewed this property |
They are fast food BBQ. Doubt if the specialize, but you could call them and ask.
William G
18 October 2016|
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Response from stang55 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. The restaurant was built from an old gas station that is still in operation. It is close quarters inside and no outside seating that we saw. Of course we were there in October.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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