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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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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many people told me how amazing this place was and they were all so correct. It lived up to a all the hype. I even had a beer tasting while I was in line! I had the burnt ends, ribs, and pulled pork. They...More

Thank Robin03448
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much that I can say that people don't already know....featured in countless magazines, on tv shows, etc., as the best BBQ in the country and it's just that...FANTASTIC!!! The sauce is awesome as well...really compliments the meat. I've never eaten at the other locations,...More

Thank Dionysus3838
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great BBQ. Good sauce. The onion makes the Z-man sand which. There's always a huge line out the door so the secret is to call in your order and bypass the line to the call in section. I don't think people go there for the...More

Thank quadquintic
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this location twice and have to say I love it. A gas station/convenience store/BBQ restaurant with the best BBQ in Kansas City. The place is always packed - plan to wait in line - but also plan to be treated to...More

Thank eireannmac
Reviewed 3 days ago

Anytime we pass thru KC we stop to get this BBQ. Im not a huge fan of BBQ and don't usually eat it out or make at home but, this place is one of our favorites and you won't be disappointed. Its reasonably priced and...More

Thank Lisa0777
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a local legend restaurant. They started in a gas station and kept up both as the barbecue became famous. The barbecue is famous for good reason. I had the Cowboy Dinner that come with 2 baby back ribs, sliced sausage and thinly sliced...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 6 days ago

After lot's of research on where to eat amazing Kansas City BBQ we settled on Joe's. The only down side of this meal is that I can never again eat "BBQ" in Michigan, it doesn't even compare to this. Upon arrival you will have to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Joes is one of KC's best BBQ, after all, just seeing the lines outside the restaurant in late afternoon will confirm. Call in is easy as menu is online with a call in. Number. No waiting for food or a table and ready when you...More

Thank Suzy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

No need to beat around the bush...DARN GOOD Q! Offers up some of the most perfectly cooked, flavorful Q I have had in recent memory. Everything I tried was wonderful. The only reason for a four star vs a 5 star rating is the fact...More

Thank PMMarion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely the best BBQ in the country! They are known around the country as the best BBQ and they do not disappoint! Took a group of 4 construction workers from Georgia and they concurred, as they were impressed that we stood in line (at 1:00...More

Thank 720MarkW720
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Ronald L
29 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.
Shari B
9 July 2016|
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Response from Ronald M | Reviewed this property |
I went around 1:30 in the afternoon and waited about 30 minutes, starting outdoors. Sorry, I don't know about the lines when they open. It is worth waiting at any time.
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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