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A friend is visiting Kansas City...

SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,738
edited June 13 in EggHead Forum
And ask me to recommend a BBQ place. His question was, “If you only have time to visit ONE bbq place, which one would you recommend?”

I don’t have a clue, so what say you?
Coleman, Texas
Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
"Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                      YukonRon

Comments

  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 592
    I am in KC this week and I like Jack Stack in the Plaza.
    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • jwc6160jwc6160 Posts: 169
    KC Joes for sure. If you want “nicer” BBQ that is also terrific, I would go Q39. If you want average/safe BBQ Jack Stack is fine. 
  • I like joe’s. 

    Little Rock, AR

  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,738
    Thank y’all!
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 250
    The original gas station joes or the original Arthur Bryant's.  Both are BBQ pilgrimage sites.  I'd do jack stack over q39, way more lineage and history.
    Lots of little places don't get any credit, but there are plenty of no name places worth visiting depending on where at in KC you are.
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • HellrodKCHellrodKC Posts: 155
    In order...
    1- KC Joes (formerly Oklahoma Joes)
    2- Q39
    3- Original Arthur Bryants
    4- Jack Stack
  • Brisket_FanaticBrisket_Fanatic Posts: 2,704
    Q39 is superior in food quality in every way. Jack Stack has unique items that are amazing like crown beef ribs and my personal favorite Lamb ribs. All depends on what your looking for in a  KC BBQ experience. Want Jazz and Blues try BB's Lawnside or if you want original locations try LC's or KC Joes on 47th and Mission (it's in a 7 eleven) for the Z-Man Sandwich. 

    NW IA

    2 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 22.5 WSM, 1 Smokey Joe

  • Jbirdie6Jbirdie6 Posts: 12
    I've been to both Q39 and Jack Stack.  My go-to in KC is Q39...
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,449
    When we go out for BBQ it is Q39 or Arthur Bryant's.  I like Joe's, but it is a little more of a drive for us.  Another place to check out is SLAP'S BBQ (Squeal Like A Pig) in KCK.  Also like BB's Lawnside BBQ.  Haven't been to Jack's Stack in a long time I was disappointed with the quality and amount of food for the price.  May need to give it another try some time.
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • jwc6160jwc6160 Posts: 169
    When we go out for BBQ it is Q39 or Arthur Bryant's.  I like Joe's, but it is a little more of a drive for us.  Another place to check out is SLAP'S BBQ (Squeal Like A Pig) in KCK.  Also like BB's Lawnside BBQ.  Haven't been to Jack's Stack in a long time I was disappointed with the quality and amount of food for the price.  May need to give it another try some time.
    Nah, you don’t need to try it again. You will have the same opinion. Jack Stack is fine. I always describe it as a place to take a group of clients that are in town that will probably be dressed up. I’m not sure I know a single person in my group of friends here in KC that goes there when they get BBQ. It’s fine, and you will have a good meal, but there are several other places that are better. 
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 538
    If ONLY one - https://www.joeskc.com/
    If TWO - https://www.jackstackbbq.com/
    If THREE - http://www.slapsbbqkc.com/
    If FOUR - https://q39kc.com/

    Any of these are world class.  And as I've always stated - you can't have $R%^& BBQ in KC or you won't last. 

    Sure, there's Arthur Bryant's and Gate's and LC's and Brubeck's and Smokin' Gun and all the others - but those with the links are bucket list worthy.  Just a Chiefs and Royals fan sayin'... a guy who lives in MO and works in KS... fwtw....
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • sheetmetalpetesheetmetalpete Posts: 210
    vb4677 said:Dr
    If ONLY one - https://www.joeskc.com/
    If TWO - https://www.jackstackbbq.com/
    If THREE - http://www.slapsbbqkc.com/
    If FOUR - https://q39kc.com/

    Any of these are world class.  And as I've always stated - you can't have $R%^& BBQ in KC or you won't last. 

    Sure, there's Arthur Bryant's and Gate's and LC's and Brubeck's and Smokin' Gun and all the others - but those with the links are bucket list worthy.  Just a Chiefs and Royals fan sayin'... a guy who lives in MO and works in KS... fwtw....
    I have yet to go to Slap's but that's the order I'd choose for the others too!
    Glencoe, Minnesota
  • khristyjeffkhristyjeff Posts: 155
    Smokehouse Barbecue in Gladstone (the original) and also is in Overland Parka and I believe one near the airport. Loved their burnt ends, fries and beans. 
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,738
    Thanks for all the responses. My friend took his family to Joe’s. He was delighted and gave rave reviews. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
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