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    KC BBQ

    I will be in KC next weekend and need advice on prioritizing my BBQ stops. I have had some family recommend Bryant's and Oklahoma Joe's. I've also heard good things about Gates.

    Anyone have suggestions on what's best? Any other locations or secret hidden gems?

    Thanks.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Gates is my favorite. Keep in mind it is not KC style BBQ. Its more in the line of North Carolina BBQ. The other places you mentioned are more KC style.


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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    I will be in KC next weekend and need advice on prioritizing my BBQ stops. I have had some family recommend Bryant's and Oklahoma Joe's. I've also heard good things about Gates.

    Anyone have suggestions on what's best? Any other locations or secret hidden gems?

    Thanks.
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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    I will be in KC next weekend and need advice on prioritizing my BBQ stops. I have had some family recommend Bryant's and Oklahoma Joe's. I've also heard good things about Gates.

    Anyone have suggestions on what's best? Any other locations or secret hidden gems?

    Thanks.

    Oklahoma Joes for sure. Also love Jack Stack on the Plaza - if you want a nice sit down joint.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Gates is awesome. Kind of intimidating to order but very good.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Gates is my favorite. Keep in mind it is not KC style BBQ. Its more in the line of North Carolina BBQ. The other places you mentioned are more KC style.
    Gates is most definitely not Carolina BBQ, and is very much Kansas City BBQ.

    Gates, Arthur Bryant's, Oklahoma Joe's, and Jack Stack are the big four. People like each for varying reasons, so I say try them all (and then some)!



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    Re: KC BBQ

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    Protip: Just call ahead to Oklahoma Joes and have your order ready to carryout. It takes FOREVER to stand there and wait in line to eat.


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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by roundball View Post
    Gates is most definitely not Carolina BBQ, and is very much Kansas City BBQ.

    Gates, Arthur Bryant's, Oklahoma Joe's, and Jack Stack are the big four. People like each for varying reasons, so I say try them all (and then some)!
    This is good, solid advice....



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    Re: KC BBQ

    We are staying in Country Club Plaza which is like 2 miles from the original Okla Joe's location, so will probably try that. Also plan on going to Kelly's in Westport to pay homage to the KC Cyclone Gods for continued luck in the tourney.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Live in KC and I'm not a fan of Gates or Arthur Bryant's...

    OK Joe's for sure and like dtlantz says, hit Woodyards...it's small (in an old house) but they may have the best ribs in KC as far as I'm concerned.

    And Jack Stack across from Union Station is a big hit whenever I take people there from out of town...their Crown Prime Beef Ribs are Flintstone's like (huge) and tremendous...as are their beans...



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by clonehenge View Post
    Live in KC and I'm not a fan of Gates or Arthur Bryant's...

    OK Joe's for sure and like dtlantz says, hit Woodyards...it's small (in an old house) but they may have the best ribs in KC as far as I'm concerned.

    And Jack Stack across from Union Station is a big hit whenever I take people there from out of town...their Crown Prime Beef Ribs are Flintstone's like (huge) and tremendous...as are their beans...
    Live in KC as well and also share your opinion on this. Of the big 4, I would also place Gates and Bryants on the bottom.

    OK Joes is fantastic - ZMan sandwich and fried.
    Jack Stack also great - Burnt ends with cheesy corn bake and baked beans

    And for a location not yet mentioned, BBs Lawnside BBQ. It isn't the worst part of town, but I would suggest a lunch trip on this one if you go.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    I've had Gates a couple times and thought it was just ok, and I didn't get the novelty of them yelling at you as soon as you walk in the door. I hear nothing but good things about Oklahoma Joes and Jack Stack however.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Oklahoma Joe's. Been several times. I stop every time on the way from/to DFW to Ames. Get the Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Pretty damn good.



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    Re: KC BBQ

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Live in KC as well and also share your opinion on this. Of the big 4, I would also place Gates and Bryants on the bottom.

    OK Joes is fantastic - ZMan sandwich and fries.
    Jack Stack also great - Burnt ends with cheesy corn bake and baked beans

    And for a location not yet mentioned, BBs Lawnside BBQ. It isn't the worst part of town, but I would suggest a lunch trip on this one if you go.
    Listen to this man. One weird thing about Oklahoma Joes is that their beans are not good. It's usually one of my go-to's for barbecue, but I'd steer clear. Their fries are outstanding (I'd advise sharing an order with someone) and their rings are also very good (but pricey). Z-man, carolina pork and ribs are all really good.

    If you go during lunch, try to get there around 1045 to beat the crowd. Oh, and they are closed on Sunday.


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