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Smokebox BBQ Cafe

10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
+1 816-891-8011
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (34 reviews)
“brisket” (25 reviews)
“burnt ends” (42 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good BBQ in a "hole in the wall" atmosphere. Kudos on the brisket, with great flavor. Sauce was typical for KC area. Good value overall.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

As good as burnt end brisket in KC and I’ve eaten at many of them. VERY casual atmosphere with walkup counter ordering and dining off of paper plates. The star is the brisket not the ambiance. Nice quantities at a fair price for KC. Expect...More

Thank MichaelGay
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Was staying at the airport and wanted to try some BBQ. Loved the beans and the fact that all meals come with fries and Cole slaw. Slaw was okay but beans were terrific. Burnt ends and ham were wonderful. I will definitely come again when...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I was staying at a hotel by the airport and wanted barbeque so tried this place. I ordered the three meat dinner since I wanted to sample the meats. I ordered brisket, burnt ends and sausage. It comes with bread, Cole slaw, beans and French...More

Thank Amease
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Overnighting for a flight out of KC airport. Conveniently located very close to Residence Inn. Good food. We all ordered a two meat platter. The ribs were good but cut different than I’d seen before. Pull pork very good. BBQ sauce was excellent. Very friendly...More

Thank CaymanKerry
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner as it was close to my hotel. The smoke smell on the outside of the restaurant and inside is wonderful. I had a two meat meal with brisket and pulled pork. The neared were very good, tender and juicy. The beans...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was looking for someplace close to the hotel and the front desk made the suggestion. Very happy to have a short walk to some very good BBQ. Good portions and great flavor. Top this off with a decent local beer selection, definitely gong back...More

Thank Ohmite58
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited later in the evening. Had great service. Food came out quickly. Best baked beans EVER! Was a little hard to find.

Thank Misty C
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Wanted my fix of KC barbecue and was more than satisfied with my half rack short ribs dinner that came with barbecue beans, Cole slaw, bread and pickles. Everything was good with just the right amount of spice in the sauce. The review states the...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Wanted to eat BBQ in KC and this place was close to our hotel and with good reviews we figured we would give it a try. Place was clean and waitress was consistent with checking in on us and filling drinks etc. Food was fast....More

Thank KarnaA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-891-8011
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