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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Independence, Missouri
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371 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Joe's KC Bar-B-Que. I thought I was being smart and got there at 5 minutes until 11 on a Saturday morning. I was the last one who fit in the line INSIDE the door. From there, the line only grew until it wrapped around the building when I left. I ordered the beef brisket... More 

Thank travelsamc
Katy, Texas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Kansas City over the Easter weekend. The Food Network made such a hype about the original Joe's BBQ which is an old gas station and how great their BBQ was, we had to try it. Being from Texas, we had to see what the hype was about Kansas City BBQ. We waited exactly one hour... More 

1 Thank bjliche
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to go! Who cares about the line that's possible wrapped around the building! It's worth it every time! Ribs are perfect, burnt ends are out of this world but only served at certain times! And the original location is in a gas station how cool! I'm a local and I recommend to everyone!! Joe's KC is the best!

Thank Colby C
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So you pull up to this place, and it is literally a gas station. But the line was so long I figured it had to be good. So we waited and got our food and it was AMAZING. I haven't ever had BBQ that good. Highly recommended.

Thank Kimberly S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My brother and I were driving cross-country from Philly to California and this restaurant was recommended by a friend in Kansas City and it did not disappoint, at all. We arrived shortly after 11am local time and the place was already bumping, a line almost out the door. We weren't sure what to get so we ended up getting a... More 

Thank shyska
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ribs and pulled pork sandwich were outstanding. Very few tourists find this location. It is well worth the visit.

Thank springpa
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place annex to a gas station. Very simple service . You chose what you want, pay, revive and go to a table. Crowded all times I was there. Try the but ends if available the day you go.

Thank Clovis A
Chester, Virginia
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are big bbq fans so I researched the beat place to eat some KC bbq while we were in town. Joe's KC BBQ was the #1 bbq joint listed everywhere and it did not disappoint! The bbq was fantastic, as were the ribs and sides we got. The tea was even stellar! Don't miss this place if you are... More 

Thank LisaN0421
Philadelphia, PA
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lunch at Joe's BBQ in Kansas City, KS. We arrived around 11:30 on Saturday, shortly after the restaurant opened at 11:00 am. The line was already out the door and about a 45 minute wait to eat in the restaurant. Fortunately, there is a takeout line located inside the convenience store itself. YOU Do Not need to wait... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a BBQ lover and when we travel he spends lots of time before hand determining where to find the best BBQ on our trip. Of course coming to KC he had done his homework. He had two or three names on his list, and we ended up at Joe's. We were in a group of six and... More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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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?