The Best BBQ in Kansas City

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The Best BBQ in Kansas City

Kansas City is known for offering some of the most delicious barbecue in the U.S. In fact, there is even a Kansas City BBQ Society for barbecue and grilling enthusiasts. So which Kansas City BBQ restaurants should you check out first? Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission has compiled a list of our favorite Kansas City BBQ places that should not be missed. Let us know if your favorite made the list. 


Offering what is known as “chef-driven barbecue,” Q39 emerged on the scene in 2014. It was founded by chef Rob Magee, who before establishing Q39 had been on the competition barbecue circuit for 15 years. From brisket burgers, like the Q Burger with grilled pork belly bacon, sharp cheddar, BBQ sauce, and onion straws to Housemade Chipotle Sausage, Q39 truly offers some of the best BBQ in Kansas City.

Address: 1000 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

The original Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is actually located inside of a gas station, and it has grown into one of the most popular places for Kansas City BBQ. Favorites like Pulled Pork (a house specialty) and Smoked Turkey are sure to be a hit. You can also ship Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que to friends and family outside of the Shawnee Mission and Lenexa areas, so everyone can enjoy a little Kansas City BBQ no matter where they are located. 

Address: 3002 W. 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS

Slap’s BBQ

Slap’s BBQ was founded in 2014 and quickly became one of the most popular Kansas City BBQ places around. They also actively compete on the Kansas City barbecue circuit each season. Their menu consists of numerous sandwich options, rib plates, and sides like Baked Potato Casserole and Cheesy Corn. Slap’s BBQ also caters, so you can enjoy delicious barbecue at your next event!

Address: 553 Central Avenue, Kansas City, KS

Jack Stack Barbecue

If you are looking for an upscale barbecue experience, definitely check out Jack Stack Barbecue. With multiple locations in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, Jack Stack Barbecue has been a tradition since 1957. The Brick Oven Barbecue Buffets should not be missed, and in addition to barbecue, entrees like Rosemary Lemon Chicken Breast or Fresh Grilled Salmon Filet also steal the show.

Address (Freight House): 101 W. 22nd Street #300, Kansas City, MO

Address (Country Club Plaza): 4747 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO

Address (Martin City): 13441 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO

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