2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Kansas City Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Kansas City

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Kansas City, presented in alphabetical order.

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Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
12/20
Barbecue joint made famous by Calvin Trillin known for massive piles of wood-smoked meats, served between white bread. See More
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B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ
12/20
Listen to blues while savoring barbecue slow cooked in a circa-1950s pit. See More
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Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
QB
Danny Edwards barbecue is still smokin'-tasty after all these years. See More
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Famous Dave's
12/20
A nationwide barbecue chain specializing in St. Louis-style pork ribs. See More
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Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
13/20
If you're craving barbecue that is both honest and upscale, go to Jack Stack's. See More

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Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
13/20
Whether you crave meaty ribs, grilled fish or a two-fisted sandwich, Jack Stack is your place. See More

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Gates Bar-B-Q
QB
Think of KC then think barbecue: Gates proves why. See More
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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
QB
Don't let snaking lines scare you: the ribs and Carolina-style pulled pork are worth the wait. See More
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LC's Bar-B-Q
QB
Barbecue staples for dine in or take out. See More
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