Best Barbecue Restaurant in Kansas City, MO

Handpicked Top 3 Kansas City Barbecue Restaurants. How do we actually find the most highly rated barbecue restaurant? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


101 W 22nd St., # 300, Kansas City, MO 64108

Since 1957

Barbecue Shrimp, Barbecue Trout, Beginnings, Salads, Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Rib Lunches, Crown Prime Beef Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Barbecue Baked Potato, Grilled Salmon, Burnt Ends, Barbecue Sliced Meat, Barbecue Chicken, Pork Baby Back Ribs, Beef Back Ribs, Steaks, Chops, Grilled Fish, Wood-Fired Chicken, Desserts & Sauce

Save 10% on any order of $50 or more - Specializes in traditional Kansas City Barbecue - Try ultimate rib dinner $30.99 and BBQ lunch combo for 14.49

Price: $2.59 - $159.95

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

From my four-day stay in Kansas City, the barbecue here with some of the best I have had. The entire experience, from walking in the front door, to interacting with our server, to eating all the delicious food, was close to perfect. I had ordered the short side ribs with coleslaw and beans. My buddy ordered the prime beef ribs and three sides consisting of The corn casserole, broccoli and beans. My ribs were very delicious, but his beef ribs were the best beef ribs I've ever tasted anywhere.
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1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Since 2014

Shareable, Soups, Salads, Brisket Burgers, Sandwiches, BBQ Dinner Plates, Wood Fired Grilled Plates, BBQ Sandwiches, Side Plates, Seasonal Vegetables, House-Cut Fries, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Apple Coleslaw, Apple Brained Pulled Pork, Sliced Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Chicken, Sliced Burnt Ends & Smoked Fried Chicken

Combo Plate : Q39 spare ribs (2), sliced brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, sausage for $17 - Provides Blending national-championship barbecue with wood-fire grill

Price: $2.50 - $26.50

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

I ordered the brisket plate. Brisket and burnt ends were great. This place gets packed so be ready to wait. I came solo and sat at the bar in the back. The bartender was sassy and fun, made my visit extremely enjoying.
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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127

Since 1908

Corn Dog, Chicken Strips, Barbecue Ribs, Sandwiches, Beef With Fries, Pork Sliced With Fries, Turkey, Turkey With Fries, Chicken, Sausage, Burnt Ends, Burnt Ends With Fries, Short End, Sweet Heat, Poultry, Fish, Pickles, Fries, Pork Ribs, BBQ Pork, Pulled Chicken, Beef Sliders & Soft Drinks

Combo Sandwiches : Any 2 meat for $10.55 - Try pork ribs whole slab for $20.95 - Taste the ham with fries $11.35 - Serves 2 locations within Kansas City

Price: $2.45 - $32.95

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

I am an out of towner! I was on a mission to find a great BBQ restaurant while in Kansas City. Mission accomplished! Arthur Bryant's is AMAZEBALLS! I had the Burnt Ends Open Face Sandwich with fries. OMG!!!!! Everything about Arthur Bryant's is as authentic as it can get.
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