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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Price Range: $
Anthony Bourdain has named this wildly popular barbecue destination inside an old gas station, 'One of Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die.' National and regional publications have piled on more... Read More
Anthony Bourdain has named this wildly popular barbecue destination inside an old gas station, 'One of Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die.' National and regional publications have piled on more kudos and Joe's was Zagat Rated #1 Barbecue in Kansas City, 2004-2013. Previously called 'Oklahoma Joe's,' Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que serves contest-quality pulled pork, burnt ends, smoked chicken and much more. Composed of sliced smoked brisket, smoked provolone, onion rings, and barbecue sauce served inside a Kaiser roll, the Z-Man sandwich has an enormous following. Joe's serves dynamite French fries too.. Barbecue champs many times over, owners, Jeff and Joy Stehney, have won big at the American Royal Barbecue, the Jack Daniel's World BBQ Championship and the World Brisket Open. Smoked chicken gumbo or classic red beans and rice are warm and satisfying accompaniments or choose from two slaw varieties. Eating at 'Joe's' is a one-of-a-kind experience. Additional locations in the area.
- Barbecue: "Order your Z-Man sandwich and half slab or smoked chicken dinners to go, and escape the crowds. But don't forget that Joe's also sells beef brisket, and pulled pork, turkey, ham or sausage by the pound – enough mouthwatering meat to serve three adults."
- Best for Barbecue Because: Consistency is key at this Kansas City, Kan. barbecue restaurant. You'll find the same great flavors each time you order a meal at Joe's.