The Best Barbecue Restaurants in Kansas City

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Kansas City, Kansas. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103

Since 1996

BBQ Sandwiches, Side Dishes, Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey, Smoked Ham, Pulled Pork, Carolina Pork Sandwich, Pulled Chicken Breast Sandwich, Salads, Side Tossed Salad, Kids Size Brisket, Smoked Hot Dog, Kids Chicken Dinner, Short End, Pit Boss Salad, Side Tossed Salad, Smoked Chicken, Kids Meal, BBQ Beans, Creamy Cole Slaw, Red Beans & Rice

Serves 3 locations within Kansas - Catering menu available - Buy one meat BBQ dinner $9.89

Voted Best Southern BBQ by readers of USA Today

Price: $2.65 - $23.99

Mon - Thu11:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sun Closed

Absolutely the best BBQ ribs I've ever eaten. Smoked ham, turkey and brisket was amazing. The small had station/restaurant is very unique. There is always a line, but it moves very quick.
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3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS 66106

Since 1950

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Brisket, Turkey Sandwiches, Burnt Ends, Baked Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Cheesy Corn, Potato Salad, French Fries, Onion Rings, Smothered Sausage, Turkey Club, Bottles, Cans, Chili, Drinks & Smoked Chicken

10% Off all catering orders - Buy one meat BBQ plate with one sides $9.95

Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner - TripAdvisor

Price: $2.45 - $32.95

Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm Fri & Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Great flavor on all the meats. The portion are huge, you will never go home hungry. My fave got to be the smokey wings, definitely the best; and the ribs (spare ribs). Definitely recommended for anyone to try if you are in the area.
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553 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101

Since 2013

Sandwiches, Sides, Poundage, Turkey, Pork, Burnt Ends, Beef Brisket, Cheesy Corn, Coleslaw, BBQ Baked Beans, French Fries, Ribs, Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, Sliced Beef Brisket, Chicken Sausage, Baked Beans, BBQ Sauce, Chopped Beef Brisket, Hush Puppies, Angus Beef, Sliced Tenders, Smoked Turkey & Drinks

Offer variety of catering services for any size event at competitive pricing - Pick any brisket combo plate $14.49

Price: $2 - $24.95

Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Amazing BBQ !!!! Staff is very nice and helpful and answer all your questions! it was wonderful and lean! Pulled pork, ribs, burnt ends you can't go wrong! Sides were great too. And both sauces are very good as well. Can't wait to dine again.
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