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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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11723 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211-2605
+1 913-338-5151
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The absolute best Kansas City BBQ. Ribs, pulled pork, & brisket are all cooked to perfection. Great fries & onion rings. Delicious sauce. Often a wait, but you won't be disappointed. Not the same atmosphere as the original "gas station", but a wonderful meal.

Thank pdoskey
Raymore, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Bar Bar Q. Tender & Fresh meat! Their French Fries are so Delicious!!! You will love them but,they give you enough of them to serve 2 people. This place is Awesome!!!

Thank Dianna503
Wichita, Kansas
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Joes in Leawood on the advice of our Concierge who said the original Joes in downtown would be packed. Well Joes in Leawood also had a line around the building and outside the door. The good news is that it moved quite quickly. we probably spent 20-30mins from arrival to sitting down with our food. You line up... More 

Thank Steviebas
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been years since we went to the original, so we tried this new place. We were disappointed. Gotta say the ribs were among the best I've had, but the feel and the rest of the food was unremarkable. Z Sandwich good. Whoever says best burnt ends needs to get out more.

Thank ButchChicago
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the z sandwich a winner the ribs are pleasing but the pulled pork and burnt ends stole the show. Great local beers too. Will no go wrong here!

Thank Cacao G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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242 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We began by waiting in a line that snaked around the front of the restaurant, but as the woman behind me literally kept pushing me, I had to leave. It was worse than waiting for a ride at Disneyland. Walk around the corner of the restaurant on the side and there's a take-out door. It took us seven minutes total... More 

Thank elizarenn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was disappointed in the food with this being a world famous BBQ restaurant. My food wasn't warm. And the flavor was good, but not great. Although there was along line, the ordering process is efficient and the line moved quickly. It's a little stressful trying to find a table, especially for a larger group. Their fries are good, but... More 

Thank Rachel B
Leawood, Kansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is where we always head for BBQ, and where we take any guests from out of town. The Z-man is a big favorite of our family, along with the ribs and my personal favorite, pulled pork. If you arrive and the line is out the door, never fear. It moves quickly and you'll be offered a beverage as soon... More 

Thank LeaHood
Kansas City
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Joe's KC (for many years Oklahoma Joes) has ever been a real KC low and slow classic BBQ experience. Thankfully, they changed the name to better reflect the style and venue. Their brisket and ribs are on par with the best in KC, which means, in the world. Joes has some of the best low and slow smoked on offer... More 

Thank Irrashimasse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Whether it's for date night or just grabbing something to eat on the way home it's always fantastic!

Thank Aleshia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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: 11723 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leawood
  • Phone Number: +1 913-338-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?