There's no shortage of barbecue restaurants in the Kansas City area. And there's no shortage of what items they will put on a grill or smoker, from USDA-certified beef, pulled pork or brisket, to Polish and house-made chipotle sausage, and even lamb ribs, mutton or trout. No barbecue meal would be complete without savory baked beans and creamy coleslaw. Kansas City barbecue enthusiasts also like to enjoy cheesy corn bakes as a barbecue accompaniment. More unusual finds at top local barbecue restaurants include gumbo, jambalaya and Louisiana boudin balls. Kansas City's best restaurants for 'cue operate in re-purposed gas stations, a renovated Freight House, and classic dives where seating is at a premium and lines often snake out the front door. You may even enjoy barbecue with a side of live music. Trying to find the metro's best barbecue? 10Best has you covered. We search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then we showcase popular restaurants and highlight eateries that users have ranked highly. Whether you prefer the old-school ambiance of urban barbecue eateries or prefer a suburban destination, we've got you covered. With so many choices, you're bound to find just the right spot for a taste of Kansas City's legendary barbecue history.
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