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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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11723 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211-2605
+1 913-338-5151
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Edmond, OK
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always stop by when I'm here for work. I love the Z man sandwich. The fries are good but a hefty portion. The potato salad is excellent. There's usually a line but it moves quickly. Yum.

Thank worleygirl
Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Meet up with Co workers after traveling all day. Service was quick and friendly. You walk up and order at the counter then pick up your food down at the other end. Food was hot and pretty good. Brisket was just average but the ribs and side dishes were great. Coworkers were both happy with their meals. Would I eat... More 

Thank Working_Hard2014
Sun City West, Arizona
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303 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here with relatives. The restaurant was busy with many families. This is a cost effective restaurant. The restaurant's meat selections include beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, ham, sausage, burnt ends, chicken and turkey. The sides include BBQ beans, potato salad, dirty rice, creamy cole slaw, spicy slaw, Kansas caviar, red beans and rice. They offer... More 

Thank LynnCactusWren
Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best BBQ in Kansas City! Don't let the walk up order process fool you - this is excellent BBQ (this is my top pick in KC - not too sweet, not too vinegary - just straight up delicious). Good selection of beer on tap - I make a point to return here every time I travel to KC.

Thank Heidi H
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eaten here dozens of times and I still can't order anything but their brisket sandwich. Perfectly cooked/smoked thinly-sliced brisket, an onion-ring, and a slice of provolone cheese. It's just that good. Do not miss their fries as well. So well done.

Thank jwiley963
Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son and I were went to a KU rowing regatta in Lawrence KS which concluded around 7:30 PM. On our way to KC we became hungry for BAR-B-QUE. It was after 8:00 PM and the line inside the restaurant was VERY long. It had been a tiring day so we elected to get "Takeout" and eat at home.... More 

Thank Frank J
Overland Park, KS , United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard raves about the Bar-B-Que at Joe's Kansas City, but the food just didn't live up to the hype I'd heard. There are so many great bar-b-que places in the Metro Kansas City and Joe's was good, just not great. The beef I ordered was dry and I just didn't care for the sauce.

Thank Lisa D
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The absolute best Kansas City BBQ. Ribs, pulled pork, & brisket are all cooked to perfection. Great fries & onion rings. Delicious sauce. Often a wait, but you won't be disappointed. Not the same atmosphere as the original "gas station", but a wonderful meal.

Thank pdoskey
Raymore, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Best Bar Bar Q. Tender & Fresh meat! Their French Fries are so Delicious!!! You will love them but,they give you enough of them to serve 2 people. This place is Awesome!!!

Thank Dianna503
Wichita, Kansas
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We visited Joes in Leawood on the advice of our Concierge who said the original Joes in downtown would be packed. Well Joes in Leawood also had a line around the building and outside the door. The good news is that it moved quite quickly. we probably spent 20-30mins from arrival to sitting down with our food. You line up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11723 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leawood
  • Phone Number: +1 913-338-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?