Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que

★★★★☆
  • 11610 Kaw Dr

    Kansas City, KS 66111

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  • 913-422-4210

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Sat: 10:30am-8pm, Sun: 10:30am-6pm, Tue-Fri: 10:30am-8pm, 10:30am-9pm

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The first time I ate there I got the combo turkey/sausage sandwich and fries. I had about three bites and then let my partner try it and he said the same thing disgusting. Fries were old and nasty.

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I wish you could leave zero stars.\r
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The first time I ate there I got the combo turkey/sausage sandwich and fries. I had about three bites and then let my partner try it and he said the same thing disgusting. Fries were old and nasty.

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I should say up front that I am a former regular of Papa Bob's, I'd eat lunch there at least once a week.

Papa Bob's will never win an award for best BBQ in Kansas City, although that is expecting a little too much for this pleasantly quaint establishment in Bonner Springs.

Very friendly service makes one immediately feel like a regular. Papa Bob's fairly extensive menu of popular BBQ dishes will satisfy most tastes. The food is certainly decent, the meat is nearly always lean and, just as important, consistent: a real issue with other local joints like Gates BBQ. But it is consistently average, don't expect to be wow'ed here.

My biggest issue with Papa Bob's is the nickel-and-diming of the customer. First off, their prices are simply not in check with their competition. A regular sized brisket sandwich and fries will set you back over $10, which is what you'd pay at KC's premier BBQ restaurants (OK Joes, Gates, Jack Stack). For a small-time Bonner Springs operation with food not quite as good (or plentiful) as those other 3, this is unacceptable. Even worse, little things like extra pickles carry a charge ($1.50!!) and serving sizes on items like sides are pitifully small.

As much as I appreciated the friendliness of Bob, his wife, and his staff, I haven't been there in months. They've simply priced themselves out of the market and now I satisfy my BBQ needs elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

I should say up front that I am a former regular of Papa Bob's, I'd eat lunch there at least once a week.

Papa Bob's will never win an award for best BBQ in Kansas City, although that is expecting a little too much for this pleasantly quaint establishment in Bonner Springs.

Very friendly service makes one immediately feel like a regular. Papa Bob's fairly extensive menu of popular BBQ dishes will satisfy most tastes. The food is certainly decent, the meat is nearly always lean and, just as important, consistent: a real issue with other local joints like Gates BBQ. But it is consistently average, don't expect to be wow'ed here.

My biggest issue with Papa Bob's is the nickel-and-diming of the customer. First off, their prices are simply not in check with their competition. A regular sized brisket sandwich and fries will set you back over $10, which is what you'd pay at KC's premier BBQ restaurants (OK Joes, Gates, Jack Stack). For a small-time Bonner Springs operation with food not quite as good (or plentiful) as those other 3, this is unacceptable. Even worse, little things like extra pickles carry a charge ($1.50!!) and serving sizes on items like sides are pitifully small.

As much as I appreciated the friendliness of Bob, his wife, and his staff, I haven't been there in months. They've simply priced themselves out of the market and now I satisfy my BBQ needs elsewhere.

Pros: Decent, consistent BBQ

Cons: Far too expensive for what it is

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I live near there and have made the mistake of eating there three times, twice at the restaurant and once at a festival.
I went to the restaurant and the ribs were horrible. Tougher than beef jerky, dry and burned.
The second time I went there I had to wait long enough that I wasn't hungry, but tried some of my wife's burger and it was dry and lacked flavor. It basically tasted as if it sat in a pan all day.
Then I went to their booth at a local festival and figured I would get a beef sandwich. The beef lacked texture and smoke flavor. It was basically a sloppy joe. Plus they charged 2 dollars for a can of coke, when everyone else around them charged 75 cents. I'm guessing that a good majority of their positive reviews are made by them because I can't see where this many people actually like the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live near there and have made the mistake of eating there three times, twice at the restaurant and once at a festival.
I went to the restaurant and the ribs were horrible. Tougher than beef jerky, dry and burned.
The second time I went there I had to wait long enough that I wasn't hungry, but tried some of my wife's burger and it was dry and lacked flavor. It basically tasted as if it sat in a pan all day.
Then I went to their booth at a local festival and figured I would get a beef sandwich. The beef lacked texture and smoke flavor. It was basically a sloppy joe. Plus they charged 2 dollars for a can of coke, when everyone else around them charged 75 cents. I'm guessing that a good majority of their positive reviews are made by them because I can't see where this many people actually like the place.

Pros: close to where I live

Cons: food quality, service was slow, overpriced

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Papa Bob's Bar B Que is one of the best little Mom and Pops Bar B Que restaurants in Johnson County. My favorite item on their menu is the Rips, great seasoning and good smoke taste.

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★★★★☆

Papa Bob's Bar B Que is one of the best little Mom and Pops Bar B Que restaurants in Johnson County. My favorite item on their menu is the Rips, great seasoning and good smoke taste.

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Best Bar-B-Que I've ever had and consistantly prepared. Huge portions. You have to see this place. It is so cute and cozy, you will love it. Bob, Judy and the staff always make you feel relaxed and welcome. Worth the drive. Everything I've tried is excellent; burnt ends, turkey sandwich, smoked chicken, catfish, beans, sweet potato fries, onion rings, horseradish pickles....For sure, you won't leave hungry or disappointed.

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★★★★★

Best Bar-B-Que I've ever had and consistantly prepared. Huge portions. You have to see this place. It is so cute and cozy, you will love it. Bob, Judy and the staff always make you feel relaxed and welcome. Worth the drive. Everything I've tried is excellent; burnt ends, turkey sandwich, smoked chicken, catfish, beans, sweet potato fries, onion rings, horseradish pickles....For sure, you won't leave hungry or disappointed.

Pros: Food, service, cleanliness, unique decor and friendly, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: none

 

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