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Best Kansas City Barbecue Restaurants


From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Kansas City.

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Arthur Bryant's Barbeque Barbecue
12/20
Dining Room at Arthur Bryant 1727 Brooklyn Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64127
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Barbecue joint made famous by Calvin Trillin known for massive piles of wood-smoked meats, served between white bread. More...

B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ Barbecue
12/20
1205 E. 85th St.
Kansas City, MO 64131
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Listen to blues while savoring barbecue slow cooked in a circa-1950s pit. More...

Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
2900 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Although its home is on a different boulevard---Southwest rather than Grand--- Danny Edwards barbecue is still smokin'-tasty. More...

Famous Dave's Barbecue
12/20
1320 Village West Pkwy.
Kansas City, KS 66111
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A nationwide barbecue chain specializing in St. Louis-style pork ribs. More...

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Fiorella 9520 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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If you're craving barbecue that is both honest and upscale, go to Jack Stack's. More...

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Fiorella 101 W. 22nd St., Ste. 300
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Whether you crave meaty ribs, grilled fish or a two-fisted sandwich, Jack Stack is your place. More...

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue Barbecue
13/20
4747 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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The fourth location for the Fiorella clan brings Kansas City style back to the Plaza. More...

Gates Bar-B-Q Barbecue
Quick Bite
1026 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
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Think of KC then think barbecue: Gates proves why. More...

LC's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
Quick Bite
5800 Blue Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64129
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Barbecue staples for dine in or take out. More...

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue & Catering Barbecue
Quick Bite
3002 W. 47th Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66103
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Don't let snaking lines scare you: the ribs and Carolina-style pulled pork are worth the wait. More...

Quick's Bar-B-Q & Catering Co. Barbecue
11/20
1007 Merriam Ln.
Kansas City, KS 66103
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You'll find generous portions of BBQ cooked slow and long at this Kansas City restaurant. More...

Wyandot Barbeque Barbecue
Quick Bite
8441 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112
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Wyandot Barbeque serves up barbecue chicken, sausages and rib tips --- with everything $10 or less. More...

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