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Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

3002 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66103 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Local favorite BBQ place”

Oklahoma Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has earned local, regional, national, and even international attention for the quality of its barbecue and the uniqueness of its original gas station location. It has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Denver Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, Vanity Fair, numerous airline magazines, local magazines, and The Kansas City Star.

Oklahoma Joe’s has also been featured on local and national television programs, including Anthony Bourdain’s “A Cook’s Tour” and “No Reservations”, the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food”, among many others.

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  • Blogger
  • 86 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

Very delicious BBQ!!! You will have to wait in line but it moves pretty quickly and is well worth the wait! Plus you can grab a menu when you walk in the door to figure out what you want as you wait.

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Derek Neely

  • 8 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0

Go here, order the Z Man sandwich with a side of fries and be blown away by how good it is!

2 people found this review helpful

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  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0

Amazing BBQ, everything was delicious! The line moved quickly and once we ordered we had our food right away. A great experience and we are so glad we chose to eat at Oklahoma Joe's. We ordered the Carolina pork sandwich, the Z-Man with fries and chicken Gumbo. The place was packed so obviously a very popular place to eat. Great Job, keep up the excellent service! We might even consider the long drive from GA to Utah again just so can stop there to eat. Or maybe you will bring Oklahoma JOE'S KANSAS CITY BAR-B-QUE to Park City Utah! If you are in Kansas City you have to eat here. Bryan and Sonja Allison, Park City Canyons Lodging

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 13, 2014

Best BBQ we had here in KC. There was a short line but it moved quickly. Definitely worth a visit!

1 person found this review helpful

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Chelsea Koglmeier

  • Foodie
  • 242 Reviews
  • 202 Helpful
August 12, 2014

One sometimes says that a picture tells a thousand words, but that's NOT ALWAYS TRUE! This place doesn't look shiny, but it's super super super super delicious. Go here if you're driving by!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jim Thomas

  • Road Warrior
  • 67 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0

Ribs are good, but get the Z-Man. We kept asking people and the internet what we should get and they would say the Z-Man... and the ribs are good. I couldn't imagine that a sandwich could be better than ribs. It's $7.... it just didn't add up. So after buying a pulled pork sandwich, slab of ribs, and a Z-Man. The Z-Man was the best. Everything just works together on it. Get the Z-Man!

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 20, 2014

Great barbeque, but not as good as Eli's in Cincinnati

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

  • Expert
  • 580 Reviews
  • 159 Helpful
April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0

BEST BBQ in Kansas City! Be prepared to wait in a long line, and it's attached to a gas station and is very unassuming, but holy cow the BBQ is amazing!

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 03, 2017
Rated 5.0

I went here the other day during my trip to Kansas City. We waited in a long line that went out the door and even though it was cold and rainy it was well worth the wait! The ribs were perfect and the brisket was unlike any I've ever had. I would plan another trip to KC solely around stopping here again to eat.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 22, 2017
Rated 5.0

Some of the best BBQ. We got ribs, brisket, and sausage to eat there and a pound of frozen burnt ends to take home. The line moves fast so don't feel daunted by the length. It's well worth it. You get your food right after you order. We may have to go back again tomorrow.

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Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

3002 W 47th Ave
Kansas City, Kansas
66103 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking

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