Kansas City's Best Barbecue Restaurants

Lisa Waterman Gray

By , Local Expert, Kansas City
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Trying to find the best Barbecue in Kansas City? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like and highlight eateries with great user reviews. We also help you find areas where Barbecue is prominent - the Downtown area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Kansas City's best.

  • 1

    Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

    • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Fairway

    After radio guy, Mike 'Z-Man' Zarrick, praised Oklahoma Joe's, listeners submitted new names for a...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "You'll only find Oklahoma Joe's famous burnt ends served at lunch on Mondays and Saturdays or on Wednesdays at dinner. And if you really want some, be sure to arrive early; these babies disappear quickly. "

     
  • 2

    Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

    • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $17
    • Neighborhood: Martin City - Southside

    This carnivore's haven is popular with folks looking for a perfect slab of succulent barbecued beef ribs....  Read more »

     
  • 3

    Arthur Bryant's

    • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: East Side

    Considered by many to be the best barbecue spot in Kansas City, this rustic joint is always hopping at...  Read more »

     
  • 4

    Gates Bar-B-Q

    Woodyard Bar-B-Q stores loads of apple, cherry, pecan, hickory and oak wood beneath an outdoor roof near the parking lot.

     
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    Woodyard Bar-B-Q

    Woodyard Bar-B-Q stores loads of apple, cherry, pecan, hickory and oak wood beneath an outdoor roof near the parking lot.

    Local Expert Tip: "Woodyard Bar-B-Que offers a daily $8.45 special. Try a smoked angus burger on Tuesday, half of a smoked chicken on Wednesday or the Ultimate Club Sandwich on Thursday � with smoked ham, turkey and bacon plus lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo. And rib lovers should pick up their slabs early on Saturdays."

     
  • 6

    Danny Edwards BLVD Barbecue

    This BBQ joint has a massive following. It's no secret why -- brisket sandwiches are renowned for their...  Read more »

     
  • 7

    BB's Lawnside Barbecue

    Blues, beer, and barbecue! What more could you ask for? BB's, a rather bare-bones place, was opened by...  Read more »

     
  • 8

    LC's Barbeque

    • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: East Side

    A local fave, this BBQ pit serves tantalizing burnt ends, double stacks, homemade sausages, and...  Read more »

     
  • 9

    Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

    • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Gladstone

    In a city where everybody and his brother purport to have the "best barbecue around," Smokehouse stands...  Read more »

     
  • 10

    Brobeck's Barbeque

    For under $10, Brobeck's treats customers to great daily deals such as burnt end stew or sandwiches with a side and beverage.

    Local Expert Tip: "Smoked shrimp, salmon, chops, ribs and even baked potatoes are among Brobeck's weekend specials, available 5-9 p.m. on Friday or 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday. Take out a slab (and some house-made barbecue or mustard sauce, if you must) for the foundation of a perfect party."

     

 

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