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BigRedChief 05-13-2009 12:59 PM

KC BBQ: The list and poll
Going to redo the poll. Which places need to be added?



Taking off the list:
Greedy Man
filling station
BB's Lawn BBQ

Kansas City barbeque

<!-- END tabs --><!-- begin content -->New Orleans has its gumbo. Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks. Boston its seafood. And Kansas City’s culinary claim to fame? Barbecue of course!

And what barbecue, around 80 operations to choose from — spicy to sweet, bare bones dive to white tablecloth, heart of the city or afternoon drive in the country.

Here is the current list of establishments in and around KC. But barbecue fans beware, call ahead first to make sure they are open.
Got changes, additions or BBQ news? Send them to Joyce Smith at
Adam’s Rib BBQ
9148 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan., 66212; 913-341-7427;
Year opened: March 2009, but had previously operated in Overland Park from 1994 to 1995 Bryant's
Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque (three locations)
1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64127; 816-231-1123
Ameristar Casino, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64141; 816-414-7474
The Legends at Village West, 1702 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-788-7500
Year opened: 1940 but traces its roots to the 1907
Bandana’s Bar-B-Q
4140 S. Noland Road, Independence, Mo., 64055; 816-373-7800;
Year opened: The St. Louis area-based chain started 1996 and opened the Independence location in 2007
Bates City Barbeque (two locations)
6493 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kan., 66216; 913-962-7447
201 E. Market St., Bates City, Mo., 64011; 816-625-4961
Year opened: 1976 in Bates City's
B.B.’s Lawnside Bar-B-Q
1205 E. 85th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64131; 816-822-7427;
Year opened: 1990
The BBQ Shack
1613 E. Peoria St., Paola, Kan., 66071; 913.294.5908;
Year opened: 1997
Bee Cee’s Authentic Barbecue
10328 Blue Ridge Blvd.; Kansas City, Mo., 64134; 816-765-2480
Year opened: 2002
Big Papa’s Bar-B-Que
5827 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., 66104; 913-287-5744
Year opened: 2004
Big Q Barbecue
2117 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan., 66106; 913-362-6980
Year opened: 1986;s.jpg
Big T’s Bar-B-Q (two locations)
9409 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., 64138; 816-767-0905
6201 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64129; 816-923-2278
Year opened: 1993 in a different location
Brobeck’s BBQ
4615 Indian Creek Parkway, (106th and Roe Avenue), Overland Park, Kan., 66207; 913-901-9700;
Year opened: 2007
Buffalo Bob’s BBQ Smokehouse
719 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kan., 66044; 785-841-6400
Year opened: 1977
Daniel’s Bar-B-Q (two locations)
215 West St., Tonganoxie, Kan., 66086; 913-369-2440
12200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, 66216l 913-248-4477
Year opened: 1996 in Edwardsville, Kan. Edwards
Danny Edwards Famous Boulevard BBQ
2900 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., 64108; (816) 283-0880
Year opened: 1983 at a different location
Depot Saloon
2706 N. Bell St., Avendon, Mo., 64117; 816-452-2100
Year opened: 1974
Earl Quick’s Bar-B-Q
1007 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-236-7228;
Year opened: 1964 Dave's
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que
The Legends at Village West, 1320 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-334-8646
Kansas City Power & Light District, 131 E. 14th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106; 816-471-3700
Year opened: Minneapolis-based chain opened 1994 and opened its first area location opened at the Legends in 2003
Filling Station BBQ
333 S.E. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64063; 816-347-0794
Year opened: 2000
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (four locations)
13441 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64145; 816-942-9141
Country Club Plaza, 4747 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo., 64112; 816-531-7427
9520 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., 66212; 913-385-7427
Freight House, 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, Mo., 64108; 816.472-7427
Year opened: 1974 at the Holmes Road location, but the family traces its history to 1957 Smokestack BBQ
Gates Bar-B-Q (six locations)
3205 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., 64110; 816-753-0828
1221 Brooklyn, Kansas City, Mo., 64127; 816-483-3880
2001 W. 103rd Terrace, Leawood, Kan., 66206; 913-383-1752
1026 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., 66101; 913-621-1134
10440 E. U.S. 40, Independence, Mo., 64055; 816-353-5880
1325 E. Emanuel Cleaver Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.; 816-531-7522
Year opened: 1946
Greedy Man’s Bar-B-Que & Grill
5536-A Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 64110; 816-523-4885
Year opened: 2009
Hawg Shed Bar-B-Que (two locations)
8 N. Central St., Buckner, Mo., 64016; 816-650-5626
727 S. Highway 13, Lexington, Mo., 64067; 660-259-2050
Year opened: 2006 in Buckner
Hayward’s Pit BBQ
11051 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kan., 66210; 913-451-8080;
Year founded: 1972 at a different location
Hickory Log Bar-B-Q
5047 Welborn Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66104; 913-287-9560
Year opened: 1964 Bank Bar-B-Q
Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q
201 Frisco, Hillsdale, Kan., 66036; 913-783-4333
Year opened: 1989
Hog Wild Pig Crazy BBQ
6519 Parallel Parkway Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66102; 913-788-4700
Year opened: 2007
Holy Smoke BBQ
240 N.W. Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64081; (816) 554-7427;
Year opened: 2006
Johnny’s Hickory House BBQ (two locations)
5959 Broadmoor St., Mission, Kan., 66202; 913-432-0777
1375 W. Old 56 Highway, Olathe, Kan., 66061; 913-768-0777
Year opened: 1977 at a different location Masterpiece
KC Masterpiece Barbeque & Grill
10985 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., 66210; 913-345-2255;
Year opened: 1987
K&M Bar-B-Q
603 N. Webster St., Spring Hill, Kan., 66083; 913-592-5145;
Year opened: 1991's
L.C.’s Barbeque
5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64129; 816-923-4484
Year opened: 1986
Mama Jo's BBQ
7201 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64117; 816-455-3300
Year founded: 2002
Mr. Epps Famous Kansas City Barbeque
6666 Kaw Drive, Kansas City, Kan., 66111; 913-328-1711;
Year opened: 2005
Oden’s Family BBQ
1302 N. Scott St., Belton, Mo., 64102; 816-322-3072
Year opened: 1988 Joe's
Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (two locations)
3002 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-722-3366
11950 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe, 66062; 913-782-6858
Year opened: 1996 at the KCK location
Outlaws Barbeque & Saloon
129 E. Washington St., Kearney, Mo., 64024; 816-628-6500
Year opened: 1994
Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que
11610 Kaw Drive, Bonner Springs, Kan., 66012; 913-422-4210;
Year opened: 2007
Porky’s Blazin Bar-B-Q
9512 S. Buckner Tarsney Road, Grain Valley, Mo., 64029; 816-566-0203
Year opened: 2005
Quick’s 7th Street Bar-B-Q
709 Cheyenne Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66105; 913-371-1599
Year founded: 1956
Red Shanty
2201 Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo., 64037; 660-584-2204;
Year open: 2008
Rib Crib BBQ
19801 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, Mo., 64057; 816-795-5144
Year opened: Tulsa-based chain opened in 1997 and the Independence location opened in 2004
8401 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 66112; 913-299-1311
Year opened: 1987
RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack
5835 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kan., 66202; 913-262-7300;
Year founded: 2004 BBQ
Rosedale BBQ
600 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan., 66103; 913-262-0343
Year founded: 1934
Smokebox BBQ Cafe
Tiffany Landing, 10020 N.W. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64153; 816-891-8011
Year founded: 1994
Smokehouse BBQ (four locations)
19000 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo., 64054; 816-795-5555
6304 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, Mo., 64118; 816-454-4500
7121 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan., 66223; 913-685-1717
Zona Rosa, 8451 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64153; 816-587-3337;
Year founded: 1986
Smokestack BBQ
8920 Wornall Road, 64114; 816-444-5542;
Year opened: 1957 at another location
Smokey’s BBQ and Café
510 Main St., Wellsville, Kan., 66092; 785-883-4119
Year opened: 2000' Guns
Smokin’ Guns BBQ Restaurant and Catering
1218 Swift St., North Kansas City, Mo., 64116; 816-221-2535;
Year founded: 2003
Smokin’ Joe’s Bar-B-Q
519 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, 66061; 913-780-5511;
Year opened: 1989
Snead’s Bar B-Q
1001 E. 171st St., Belton, Mo., 64012; 816-331-7979
Year opened: 1956
Summit Hickory Pit BBQ
1012 S.E. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, 64063; 816-246-4434
Year founded: 1992 at a different Lee’s Summit location
Wabash BBQ
646 S. Kansas City Ave., Excelsior Springs, Mo., 64024; 816-630-7700;
Year opened: 1997
We B Smokin’
32580 Airport Road, Paola, Kan., 66071; 913-256-6802; ttp://
Year opened: 2001
Winslow’s KC-Style Barbeque
City Market, 20 E. Fifth St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106; 816-471-7427;
Year opened: 1971 Bar-B-Que
Woodyard Bar-B-Que
3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., 66106; 913-362-8000;
Year opened: 2005 but the family has had it as a side business to their wood yard since 1950
Wyandot B-B-Q (two locations)
8441 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 66112; 913-788-7554
7215 W. 75th St., Overland Park, Kan.; 66204; 913-341-0609
Year opened: 1977 at the KCK location
Zarda Bar-B-Q (two locations)
214 N. Missouri 7, Blue Springs, Mo., 816-229-9999
11931 W. 87th St., Lenexa, Kan., 66215; 913-492-2330;
Year founded: 1979

Poll just took the most often mentioned as the best. Listed alphabetically. You can only choose one choice and its a public poll.

Jilly 05-13-2009 01:00 PM

I'm goin with Bates City... just had it the other night....and was delicious.

Saulbadguy 05-13-2009 01:01 PM

Bryants has gone downhill, I love the taste but i've consistently gotten cold meals the past few times ive been there.

DaneMcCloud 05-13-2009 01:02 PM

I just had LC's for the first time this past weekend at the Los Angeles BBQ festival and it was pretty good but not great.

It was much better than the Memphis BBQ that we had (and the North Carolina as well). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much vinegar in those sauces! Nasty!

When I visit, I prefer Zarda's or JackStack in OP out of all the rest.

CoMoChief 05-13-2009 01:03 PM

Mmmm Oklahoma Joes..........yum

blaise 05-13-2009 01:06 PM

I just had Jack Stack for lunch, pretty damn good- but I gotta go with Oklahoma Joe's. I like their Carolina style pulled pork. Admittedly, I haven't been to most of those places though.

Fire Me Boy! 05-13-2009 01:07 PM

Any/all are better than what I've had since being in South Carolina.

Dartgod 05-13-2009 01:09 PM

Has anyone ever been to Snead's? I've lived near there for over 10 years and never stopped in, but I never hear them mentioned when discussing BBQ joints.

rageeumr 05-13-2009 01:10 PM

Tough call for me. If I'm looking for a sit-down "nice" joint, it's gotta be Jack Stack. But I end up at OK Joe's more because I'm typically feeling more casual and their fries are the best GD thing I have ever tasted. Next to their brisket, of course.

CoMoChief 05-13-2009 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud (Post 5762081)
I just had LC's for the first time this past weekend at the Los Angeles BBQ festival and it was pretty good but not great.

It was much better than the Memphis BBQ that we had (and the North Carolina as well). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much vinegar in those sauces! Nasty!

When I visit, I prefer Zarda's or JackStack in OP out of all the rest.

Zarda's ribs are horrible. Great beans, good sanwich meat. I used to work in the Blue Springs location. Mike Zarda is an asshole.

CoMoChief 05-13-2009 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by blaise (Post 5762090)
I just had Jack Stack for lunch, pretty damn good- but I gotta go with Oklahoma Joe's. I like their Carolina style pulled pork. Admittedly, I haven't been to most of those places though.

**** YEAH!!!! THIS

Demonpenz 05-13-2009 01:12 PM


Gonzo 05-13-2009 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 5762087)
Mmmm Oklahoma Joes..........yum

Can't beat BBQ from a gas station IMO.

Buzz 05-13-2009 01:15 PM

Anyone tried Rib Crib? There is one in Independence and I think they have an all you can eat rib night. I thought about giving it a try sometime.

Alton deFlat 05-13-2009 01:15 PM

I love Bryant's and Jack Stack, and tried Winslow's a few weeks ago (it was OK), but at least this week I'm leaning toward Oklahoma Joe's.

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