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A Little BBQ Joint

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1101 W US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2338
+1 816-252-2275
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Friday for lunch which was a mistake. We were sat immediately but service was really bad. Scattered brain waitress kept dropping things and spent it running around instead of helping tables. They might need more than 2 servers on a Friday. BBQ was great but on the expensive side. A sandwich and side is $19. I... More 

Thank wick1979
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an interesting spot to grab some BBQ . The garage has been converted into a restaurant with car bottom bars, car seat booths and loads of car memorabilia. I had the senior pulled pork sandwich with cheesy corn.

Thank Kay044
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner on St. Paddy's Day. We had bacon chips, thick sliced smoked bacon crisped on the grill, add a sweet sauce and chopped. Yummy. My dinner was the Friday special of pulled pork sandwich topped with cole slaw and two sides. My husband had brisket and added 3 ribs. My sides included the hot potato salad... More 

Thank Jackie J
Liberty, Missouri
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!! So glad we stopped .....Loved the building felt like a funky garage an eclectic car decor! We had the short rib special and it was great!!! Cooked to perfection with a great bark on the outside! Sides were good especially the baked beans! So much good food...large portions!! Waitress was friendly and service prompt! We can't wait to go... More 

Thank Terri C
Marquette, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the stop. Great service. Wonderful ribs and burnt edges. I'm still smiling. Close to the Truman Library and Home.

Thank Anita J
Independence, Missouri
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really look forward to going to A Little BBQ Joint. Their ribs are meaty and tender and the chicken wings are the best. To start out your meal I would highly recommend the smoked bacon chips (slow smoked thick cut bacon with an awesome glaze, not to hot, but still have a little kick to them. I'm sure I... More 

Thank Dennie E
Independence, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very good excellent food is prepared very well Excellent favor. Service is excellent atmosphere is different. Their ribs couldn't be better

Thank jsgeegee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

As a barbecue person, I have to try every BBQ joint in the area. I took my wife here one afternoon to try the Q. We sampled several things and they were all well prepared and had a good smoke flavor. Pretty much it's a typical BBQ joint that I'm sure everyone can appreciate. The staff was friendly and the... More 

Thank Chef-TK-KC
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Their burnt ends are actually BURNT....unlike other BBQ places that have ends that are just chunks of meat. They seem to melt like marshmallows in your mouth when you eat them. I had Cole slaw and fries with my burnt ends. The fries and slaw were average but the meat was above average. VERY GOOD BBQ sauce. I can see... More 

Thank jakeS55
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Simple nothing fancy BBQ joint. If you like small quaint places to eat then this is the Place for you. It is a converted garage with concrete floors. If you want fancy you will be disappointed.

Thank Lisa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 W US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-252-2275

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