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Best BBQ Joints – Kansas City – Readers Poll

What is the best barbecue joint in Kansas City? Is that answer even possible with so many amazing choices?

If you don’t know what Kansas City barbecue is, here’s a great primer from James Boo at Serious Eats, “Kansas City is known as the melting pot of barbecue. Walk up to a counter and you can find just about anything. Pulled pork, pork ribs, pork steak, beef brisket, smoked mutton, smoked chicken, and sliced turkey are all typically served with the city’s signature barbecue sauce: the thick, sweet, tomato-and-molasses based concoction that has become an American standard.”

So what is your favorite BBQ Joint in Kansas City? I’ll be running this question for a week and we’ll see what the BBQ community comes up with. Below is a list of potential choices, but please email, tweet, or comment below as to whatever joint (or joints) you feel should make the cut (if you provide multiple joints please provide a numerical value to each).

Photo of Kansas City barbecue courtesy of James Boo

Kansas City BBQ Joints

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque
BB’s Lawnside Barbeque
Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City BBQ
Gates Bar-B-Q
Hayward’s Pit Barbecue
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
LC’s Barbeque
Oklahoma Joe’s Barbeque
Winslow’s City Market Barbeque
Woodyard Bar-B-Que

You can see all the barbecue joints in Kansas and Missouri by clicking on the states in this sentence.

Posted in BBQ Joints on by kevin - Comments (5)


  1. I’d have to go with Arthur Bryant’s. Runner-up Jacks Stack.

    Comment by MoBarbq — March 1, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

  2. 1st Arthur Bryant’s
    2ad Gates BBQ

    Comment by Howard — March 2, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  3. Oklahoma Joe’s! Although I have heard great things about Danny Edwards, too.

    Comment by Adrienne — March 3, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

  4. Here is a take from California. Oaklahma Joe’s hands down winner. We spent a week eating and judging at the ‘American Royal BBQ” championship. We hit up a few on your list. We would ask all the locals about which is their favorite. They would never mention Oaklahma Joe’s. We found out why later. Oaklahoma Joe’s is located in Kansas and not Missouri. There still is a rival. You can read about some of our K.C. bbq reviews and the American Royal. Just type in the barbeque restaraunt name or Amercan Royal in the search.

    Comment by Chilebrown — March 4, 2011 @ 4:31 am

  5. 1.Oklahoma joes
    2. Gates BBQ
    3. Arthur bryant’s

    in my opinion

    Comment by john — March 4, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

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