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Tender Butts & Smokin' Thighs BBQ

) #9 of 17 Restaurants in Smithville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Barbecue
109 E Main St, Smithville, MO 64089-8127
+1 816-873-3055
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
10 Aug 2016
“Finger-lickin Chicken”
17 Jan 2017
“Sad to see it gone”
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109 E Main St, Smithville, MO 64089-8127
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant, but the owner and pitmaster passed away very suddenly last summer. However, if you're reading this, do check out the new BBQ restaurant that has gone in in its place - Chops BBQ. It's nice to see the BBQ tradition...More

Thank kmarshall78
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Oh my goodness. Their chicken is amazing. I loved the homemade dessert rolls, which are huge and made fresh daily by the Owner. Their sauce is average. It could be a smidge thicker but the way everything is cooked and seasoned, it is very tasty....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

People stand in line at this place. It is small for dine in but take out seems to be extremely popular. They are only open on Thursday or Friday through the weekend. . . And at any point they run out of food, they just...More

Thank Mark and Lisa M
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Small place to dine in. We had brisket and pulled pork.. Meat was nice and smoky tasting. Loved the bbq sauces. The pork was quite fatty though. We were not very impressed by the food. Even had dessert, but it was not that great.

Thank LiSammy
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Meat was tender, but had a strong smokey taste. Some folks like this, but I don't care for the strong smokey flavor.

Thank k71157
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Downtown Smithville is the location of this small BBQ joint open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Sauces are thinner and more vinegar-based (different than KC's typical sauces). Friendly atmosphere where other guests are making recommendations aloud as you order. If you like horseradish, ask...More

Thank Baldy47
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Had to try the ribs and was disappointed to find that the membrane had not been removed as part of the preparation. Though the taste was okay this was a total turn off. They do have some great coleslaw with horseradish in it though.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The ribs are small and very dry. Sliced meats are not anything special. Sauces are very running and taste like vinegar.

Thank smittyjoe
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This was so delicious!! Amazing staff, quick yummy food, super good ribs and the very best baked beans I've ever had. The cook came out as we were almost done eating and "let us know" that she just pulled an apple brown betty out of...More

Thank AK_Tarah
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Got to restaurant about 6:30-6:45. Seated relatively promptly and ordered apps which came in timely manner. Waitress was friendly and helpful, but we waited over an hour, while people left. Brisket very tender but poor sauce. Better to use commercial sauce. Perhaps I should try...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 E Main St, Smithville, MO 64089-8127
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 816-873-3055
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Tender Butts & Smokin' Thighs BBQ is award winning and family owned. We are a smoke-free sit down restaurant. We are open every Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-8pm. We offer all wood slow smoked briskets, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, turkey, ham, and slabs. During the winter we make an incredible brisket chili that has made a grown man nearly cry when spring came and we take it off the menu til Oct. Our sides of sweet smoked brisket bbq beans, potato salads, coleslaw, and buttermilk dressing are all homemade. Our BBQ sauce is a perfect blend of sweet low heat. Come hungry!
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