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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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202 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've visited many barbecue places in KC, but Joe's clearly is the very best. Best fries, brisket, ribs, turkey, sauces--the list just goes on and on. The gas station service and culture can't be beat, even if you have to wait. Don't disappoint yourself and your guests by going elsewhere!

Thank Runpicu
Salem, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I waited an hour and a half outside on Saturday night, and I'm usually not the person to do that. However, I would gladly wait 3 hours outside Joe's for a Z-Man. This sandwich, with delicious smoked brisket, provolone cheese, and an onion ring just may be the greatest thing I have ever eaten. The meat was cooked to perfection,... More 

Thank camly75
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited in line for over 2 hours in he of the day on a Tuesday and was well worth it. The brisket d pulled pork was great but I wish I had a gallon of their smoked chicken gumbo or the recipie, best I I have ever had, wish I lived close. Their ice s are great and did... More 

Thank Heidi B
Sagamihara, Japan
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through KC. Before getting there was texting with a friend who lives there and saying I was going to Jack's Stack. Friend recommended Joe's. I'm glad I went. Prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. Went there on a Monday night and was able to sit right down. I understand if you go any other day be prepared... More 

Thank Tom T
Kansas City, Missouri
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283 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best of the best. Get there early. One pound to go add a z man. Oh dang. Perfect for two people. Will return.

Thank ML-papa
Manhattan, Kansas
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent BBQ joint. It is the original still located in a gas station. There is always a line to eat in the location, so if you can---call in your order and go pick it up. Even with a line out the door for seating (which is fairly limited), you can normally call in and get your carry... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kansas City is known for great BBQ and Joe's is one of our favorites. We love the atmosphere eating in the converted service station. Excellent selection of meats and sides ensure there is something everyone will enjoy. Joe's has multiple locations in the Kansas City area. We look forward to trying more of them.

1 Thank Paul K
Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we visit the restaurant in a couple of years. Great ribs to eat, cooked just right. Will be back when we visit again.

Thank michelcharlebois
Belvidere, Illinois, Usa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait about 45 minutes to get inside but it was worth the wait. Food was delicious, service was friendly and the bbq sauce top notch. I would definitely go back.

Thank Chris W
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious BBQ that the whole family enjoyed! Chicken gumbo, spicy slaw and onion rings were my favorites! Husband loved the combo sandwich with pork and turkey.

1 Thank cruane57

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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Miami, Florida
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Haysville, Kansas, United States

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