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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
+1 913-722-3366
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“z man” (187 reviews)
“brisket” (378 reviews)
“spicy slaw” (55 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103-3244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We waited in line for over an hour and not one of us was sorry for it. Amazing! Kansas City Barbeque at its finest! The pulled pork sandwich was delicious and the Z-Man was a surprising treat, but the ribs were awesome too! Do not...More

Thank CindyTime
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several years ago when it was Oklahoma Joe's. while the name has changed the food is just as good. I really like their sides. The dirty rice the spicy slaw and the red beans are among my favorites. I...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Long time friends took to me this place where even Anthony Bourdain says you must go eat there before you die! then days after the owner is elected into the BBQ hall of fame,,, truly the best bbq place to go!

Thank SSTInc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food. Between the Zman and the pull pork sandwich, it was an amazing deal and meal. Even bought the sauce to use at home 😬

Thank Mgarcia544
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had Jack's and had Q39. Joe's beats them all. The place is so quirky from an atmosphere - being an operating gas station and restaurant. You order and pay then find a table. Was fun. Got to talk to many folks in line, part of...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que was worth the trip to Kansas City alone. Delicious food, generous portions, enthusiastic service.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is hands down my favor place to eat. Can't count how many times of eaten here and its always amazing. The lines can be very long but they do offer a take out option.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I will probably be ousted from Kansas City but I felt Joe's was not as great as I was anticipating. I know people travel for miles for this place but I just didn't think it was good . But to each their own. BBQ is...More

Thank Shana S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good things come to those who wait. Yes there's a wait. I'll just say that up front. You're going to wait in line. And when you're done waiting in line you're going to eat some of the finest BBQ you've ever had. My main regret...More

Thank jwok02
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite the claustrophobia of the seating, the sandwiches were perfection. We loved the Z-man and the pulled pork. The spicy slaw and the pickles were perfection and enhanced both sandwiches. I highly recommend that. One side was enough for both sandwiches with a little left...More

Thank Susan T
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Ronald L
What are the gluten-free options within the menu? Is it also good for people who suffer celiac disease? meaning there can't be any cross contamination
29 May 2017|
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Response from veeolette | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not know about the disease so cannot offer an answer. Yes, there are gluten free options on the menu.
William G
At any of the locations are small dogs permitted?
18 October 2016|
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Response from stang55 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. The restaurant was built from an old gas station that is still in operation. It is close quarters inside and no outside seating that we saw. Of course we were there in October.
Shari B
Does a line form before the restaurant opens in the morning? How early do patrons tend to arrive?
9 July 2016|
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Response from Ronald M | Reviewed this property |
I went around 1:30 in the afternoon and waited about 30 minutes, starting outdoors. Sorry, I don't know about the lines when they open. It is worth waiting at any time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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