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“The BEST Kansas City Barbecue in Europe, maybe even beating KC itself!”

Pendergast Smokehouse
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Ranked #373 of 4,475 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We visited Pendergast at the recommendation of some friends and we were blown away! We are from Kansas City, spending a year in Europe as part of a military assignment. We love Europe, but desperately miss Kansas City barbecue! Pendergast not only gave us that authentic KC BBQ that we craved, but honestly, the food was better than any KC restaurant we've visited!

The key to good barbecue is the slow-smoked meat. We had a sampler of 3 meats: pork ribs, beef ribs, and brisket. We also had 3 family-style sides. The meat was so tender that we could cut it with a fork. We didn't even really cut it...it just fell apart. The flavor was amazing. Great dry-rub on all three meats and very flavorful. Their homemade sauce was also tasty, but I didn't use any, as it was not necessary. The meat was so tender, juicy, and full of flavor that I didn't want to add anything.

The sides were amazing as well. The beans had so much meat in them that they could have been an entree. The macaroni and cheese was delicious and could have also been a stand-alone dish.

Couple the amazing food with the friendly, welcoming service and unique craft cocktails, and this stands as one of my favorite dining experiences EVER. It was fairly affordable and an extremely good value considering the quality of food for the price. We begged the owner to open a Pendergast in Kansas City!! But, we will come back before we leave Europe. Whether you are American or European...visit Pendergast and you will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

A last minute decision, a quick look on trip advisor and luckily we found ourselves at Pendergast.
There were a few items missing off the menu but it was late it the evening and there was still plenty to choose so fair enough.
We went for the spread which is a lot for 2 but it was that damn good we managed to clear our plates.
The meats were cooked to perfection, the brisket is cooked all day and just melts in your mouth.
Sides were plentiful and full of flavour, it was clear a lot of care go’s into the food here.
I’d definitely visit again and if you’re in Amsterdam I would recommend going out of your way to eat here.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I visit the restaurant with a couple of friends and the dinner was amazing. I really enjoyed it and my American friends confirmed the real 'America taste' of the meat. If you pass by, please don't forget to order a cocktail! Very nice place!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Where to begin. They have a great selection of smoked meat that they cook starting early in the morning, and it was cooked to perfection. We had a party of 8 and had 2 of the spreads/platters- brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, 2 huge beef ribs, pork cheek, along with a selection of sides (mac n cheese, beans, mashed potatoes, etc.). It was more than enough food for all of us, and it was amazing. The meat was cooked to perfection, very tender with a nice bark. The beer selection was fantastic, as well. And the service was top notch...we loved it and will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Simple concept, delicious food: A few different meats and fish slow smoked a in a Kansas City style smoker. We had the spread, which means you can choose 3 mains and 3 sides. We paired beef brisket, pulled pork and loin back ribs with mac n cheese, baked beans and a green salad. Best smoked bbq I had, ever.
The waiters know everything they are serving and had good stories too. The whole night was very entertaining!

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1  Thank Kim D
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