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The BBQ Shack

1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
+1 913-294-5908
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“wings” (6 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best BBQ I have ever ate! I would drive 50 miles out of my way to eat here! I had the burnt ends. So good. The baked potatoes salad is really good.

Thank sam211974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your appetite, you'll leave full. My family lives near this BBQ place which has been featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and it deserves your visit. Prices are slightly more affordable than most other BBQ places in KC, but portions are bigger and...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is great here. You can't go wrong with any of the BBQ items, but don't be afraid to expand your selection. Fantastic non BBQ includes BLT sandwiches with their own smoked bacon; Pork Tenderloin Sandwich; Corned Beef Rubens with their homemade sauerkraut and fantastic...More

Thank marysX3716OU
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Long travel day . Called 15 min before close . They told us as long as we are in the door before close we were good. Wait staff was awesome . She helped with meals and beverages . Food was outstanding . Burnt end sandwhich...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a very nice little restaurant tucked next to the UPS and hotel area and Sonic. .Really good food and the help are excellent. You can call and get it to go or sit there and eat. Really cute atmosphere. And the chicken fired...More

Thank conniew7
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Thank you, Connie for your kind words. We love it when customers appreciate what we do! Hope to have you stop by again!

Reviewed 18 November 2016

I recently stopped at the BBQ Shack for quick carry-out on a drive through Paola related to business. I tried a simple Mayberry Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, which is pulled pork & Carolina style slaw on a bun........vinegar-based slaw, instead of creamy style. I got...More

Thank bartmankc
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you, sir. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling home from KC at Dinner time. Checked TA recommendation--tried The BBQ Shack. Not fancy--but very friendly wait staff serving good food. Have 3 sauces--Original is pretty zippy (leaves a slight burn at the back of your mouth) and they get hotter from there. My...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Good BBQ. Love the pulled pork sandwich and or course the onions straws. The corn nuggets are good also. love the decorations.

Thank dendonmo
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The sandwiches are well stocked with meat. The ham is extraordinary. I like the smoke wings but, they were a little overcooked when we were there last. The flavor was great though. Ribs were a little chewy for us, but we like the meat falling...More

Thank Ksbowman
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I stopped in to grab lunch based on a couple recommendations. The BBQ at this joint is as good as any I’ve had! I ordered the two-meat combo sandwich with spicy sausage and brisket. I also enjoyed an atomic buffalo turd appetizer and it was...More

Thank BrettWagg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: +1 913-294-5908
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The BBQ SHACK sits approximately 60 ppl at tables and we can squeeze in about 10 more at the bar. After ordering up an Old Man Kelsey's BBQ sandwich or a Leon's Combo, along with some Ernest Tea, feel free to roam around the restaurant to check out various memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show. What, do you ask, does the Andy Griffith Show have to do with BBQ? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! But just like our award winning BBQ, you won't find this memorabilia anywhere else but here!
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