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The BBQ Shack - CLOSED

1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
+1 913-294-5908
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“burnt ends” (10 reviews)
“onion straws” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We made a special trip to Paola (over 500 miles) to eat here as it was featured on Diners,Drive Ins, and Dives. The burnt ends were truly burnt and dry and the smoked turkey tasted like it came from a deli. They also had a...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We tried the 2 meat combo with 2 sides and some of the sweet n hot sauce which is amazing folks. DDD Diners dives and drive ins gave this place a great rating. Good service but be prepared for a wait at times. Great atmosphere,...More

Thank roadrambler5
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We have been here several times. Tried to give it the benefit of doubt; each and every time we had either frozen/cold food when it came out or they were out of almost everything on their menu. Service was usually fine, but why eat somewhere...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place! The dacor is very cute, lots of oddities around the room. The barbecue is very good, and the onion straws are amazing! The owner is a really nice guy and the staff is friendly! Love this place!

Thank Kathi V
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ I have ever ate! I would drive 50 miles out of my way to eat here! I had the burnt ends. So good. The baked potatoes salad is really good.

Thank sam211974
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Bring your appetite, you'll leave full. My family lives near this BBQ place which has been featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and it deserves your visit. Prices are slightly more affordable than most other BBQ places in KC, but portions are bigger and...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Everything is great here. You can't go wrong with any of the BBQ items, but don't be afraid to expand your selection. Fantastic non BBQ includes BLT sandwiches with their own smoked bacon; Pork Tenderloin Sandwich; Corned Beef Rubens with their homemade sauerkraut and fantastic...More

Thank marysX3716OU
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Long travel day . Called 15 min before close . They told us as long as we are in the door before close we were good. Wait staff was awesome . She helped with meals and beverages . Food was outstanding . Burnt end sandwhich...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a very nice little restaurant tucked next to the UPS and hotel area and Sonic. .Really good food and the help are excellent. You can call and get it to go or sit there and eat. Really cute atmosphere. And the chicken fired...More

Thank conniew7
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Thank you, Connie for your kind words. We love it when customers appreciate what we do! Hope to have you stop by again!

Reviewed 17 November 2016

I recently stopped at the BBQ Shack for quick carry-out on a drive through Paola related to business. I tried a simple Mayberry Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, which is pulled pork & Carolina style slaw on a bun........vinegar-based slaw, instead of creamy style. I got...More

Thank bartmankc
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you, sir. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your business.

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: +1 913-294-5908
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The BBQ SHACK sits approximately 60 ppl at tables and we can squeeze in about 10 more at the bar. After ordering up an Old Man Kelsey's BBQ sandwich or a Leon's Combo, along with some Ernest Tea, feel free to roam around the restaurant to check out various memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show. What, do you ask, does the Andy Griffith Show have to do with BBQ? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! But just like our award winning BBQ, you won't find this memorabilia anywhere else but here!
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