Joe's Kansas City Barbecue

★★★★★
  • 3002 W 47th Ave

    Kansas City, KS 66103

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  • 913-722-3366

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The smoke ring on the meats is good--decent flavor, but nothing special--backyard bbq basically. Beans are well below average. I would comment on the sauce (brand) they serve (made by a private company in KC on Southwest Blvd), but,

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The smoke ring on the meats is good--decent flavor, but nothing special--backyard bbq basically. Beans are well below average. I would comment on the sauce (brand) they serve (made by a private company in KC on Southwest Blvd), but,

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Read and heard so much about it. Live in Texas Hard Eight BBQ is way better. The lines where long so I thought that was a good sign. The people where helpful, got 2 slabs of ribs, a Z sandwich, sliced beef , beans, and onion ring. The

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Read and heard so much about it. Live in Texas Hard Eight BBQ is way better. The lines where long so I thought that was a good sign. The people where helpful, got 2 slabs of ribs, a Z sandwich, sliced beef , beans, and onion ring. The

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If you need good BBQ for decent prices, forget Jack Stack - come right on down to Oklahoma Joe's on County Line. Sure, it doesn't have that much ambiance, but the food is excellent. Ribs, burnt ends, sausage, you name it - it's good. The seasoned fries also do not dissapoint. On top of that, they live up to their slogan of "Best Sauce on The Planet." Their hot BBQ sauce is some of the best I've ever had.

They've got an old school assembly line of short order cooks making your meal, and deals handwritten on the walls. I was impressed at how well they handled a weekday evening rush.

All in all, I got very warm, welcoming vibes from this restaurant. If I was in the area and needed some good BBQ, this is where I would be.

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If you need good BBQ for decent prices, forget Jack Stack - come right on down to Oklahoma Joe's on County Line. Sure, it doesn't have that much ambiance, but the food is excellent. Ribs, burnt ends, sausage, you name it - it's good. The seasoned fries also do not dissapoint. On top of that, they live up to their slogan of "Best Sauce on The Planet." Their hot BBQ sauce is some of the best I've ever had.

They've got an old school assembly line of short order cooks making your meal, and deals handwritten on the walls. I was impressed at how well they handled a weekday evening rush.

All in all, I got very warm, welcoming vibes from this restaurant. If I was in the area and needed some good BBQ, this is where I would be.

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Don't be fooled by the location of this BBQ joint that fills up one half of a gas station. This is the best BBQ in KC, period. The Smoky Joe sandwich is my favorite and it's all reasonably priced. If you go during lunchtime expect a bit of a wait, but it's well worth it. Go Here!

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Don't be fooled by the location of this BBQ joint that fills up one half of a gas station. This is the best BBQ in KC, period. The Smoky Joe sandwich is my favorite and it's all reasonably priced. If you go during lunchtime expect a bit of a wait, but it's well worth it. Go Here!

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I travel to KC area 4-5 weeks a year, hands down Oklahoma Joe's has the best bbq in town. you must get the fries and use the bbq sauce on them.

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I travel to KC area 4-5 weeks a year, hands down Oklahoma Joe's has the best bbq in town. you must get the fries and use the bbq sauce on them.

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K C folks know all about Oklahoma Joe's and if you are traveling through Kansas City I say stop here for some fantasic bbq. The beans are unique being a blend of different kinds of beans, one of them being a black bean. Beans are smokey

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K C folks know all about Oklahoma Joe's and if you are traveling through Kansas City I say stop here for some fantasic bbq. The beans are unique being a blend of different kinds of beans, one of them being a black bean. Beans are smokey

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Hands down the best bbq in the metro....never mind that it's in a gas station. Service is always fast and friendly no matter how long the line. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Hands down the best bbq in the metro....never mind that it's in a gas station. Service is always fast and friendly no matter how long the line. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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What more can you ask for? You can fill up your tank of gas and then walk about 10 feet and have the amazing pulled pork with fries. I like mine on Texas toast. The beans are the only bad thing about this place.

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What more can you ask for? You can fill up your tank of gas and then walk about 10 feet and have the amazing pulled pork with fries. I like mine on Texas toast. The beans are the only bad thing about this place.

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I moved away from Kansas City five years ago but Oklahoma Joe's is still at the top of my must-eat-here list whenever I go back to visit. We make a point of it and put time aside to go there. I like the novelty of a restaurant inside a gas station; but even more, I love the food! The thought of their pulled pork sandwiches dripping with their oh-so-good barbecue sauce is making my mouth water as I type this from Seattle.

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I moved away from Kansas City five years ago but Oklahoma Joe's is still at the top of my must-eat-here list whenever I go back to visit. We make a point of it and put time aside to go there. I like the novelty of a restaurant inside a gas station; but even more, I love the food! The thought of their pulled pork sandwiches dripping with their oh-so-good barbecue sauce is making my mouth water as I type this from Seattle.

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It was Okay..The ribs was like baked ham,I like pork ribs just not cooked like that. The menu didn't have a lot of choice and the beans had no flavor.

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It was Okay..The ribs was like baked ham,I like pork ribs just not cooked like that. The menu didn't have a lot of choice and the beans had no flavor.

Pros: Parking

Cons: food boring

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I swear, I used to be a true blue Arthur Bryant's fan... I just ate here... and let me tell you, IT IS THE BEST! The sauce is life changing. Its cheaper than every other bbq place in KC- The chicken is so juicy that its dripping. My

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I swear, I used to be a true blue Arthur Bryant's fan... I just ate here... and let me tell you, IT IS THE BEST! The sauce is life changing. Its cheaper than every other bbq place in KC- The chicken is so juicy that its dripping. My

Pros: The half chicken, the turkey, the brisket, the ribs, the sausage... the FRIES :)

Cons: the line is long, sometimes it takes 30 mins

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This is a super fun place that has local flavor. It's located in a gas station that overlooks a liquor store. The sauce is tangy and a bit sweet. I love the Z-man sandwich.

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This is a super fun place that has local flavor. It's located in a gas station that overlooks a liquor store. The sauce is tangy and a bit sweet. I love the Z-man sandwich.

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I stopped by there for lunch the other day and just wanted a BBQ sandwich. Pork and ham. I had not had their BBQ and wanted to see if it really was as good as everyone says. I ended up ordering their Jumbo as a to go order. When I got

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I stopped by there for lunch the other day and just wanted a BBQ sandwich. Pork and ham. I had not had their BBQ and wanted to see if it really was as good as everyone says. I ended up ordering their Jumbo as a to go order. When I got

Cons: Small portions

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Having a party? A business gathering? A family reunion? Then Oklahoma Joe's is a must. We all know the great bar-b-q and sides they offer at their restaurants, well have it whenever and where ever you want. The catering staff will help you plan and It makes being a host a snap.

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Having a party? A business gathering? A family reunion? Then Oklahoma Joe's is a must. We all know the great bar-b-q and sides they offer at their restaurants, well have it whenever and where ever you want. The catering staff will help you plan and It makes being a host a snap.

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Being from the Seattle area, we have a few good BBQ places here. During a business trip recently, I was staying in the Crown Plaza area and researched BBQ here. Seeing the rep of this place, as well as one of my flavorite wise cracking

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Being from the Seattle area, we have a few good BBQ places here. During a business trip recently, I was staying in the Crown Plaza area and researched BBQ here. Seeing the rep of this place, as well as one of my flavorite wise cracking

Pros: The best BBQ

Cons: In a converted gas station. Take it to go.

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Sorry to hear that the previous reviewer got sick but this is a great BBQ place. It is always busy and it has been great every time we have been there. The pulled pork is awesome and they have great sauce. The atmosphere is not the greatest because it is in the gas station but hundreds of people frequent there weekly and that says something!!!!

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Sorry to hear that the previous reviewer got sick but this is a great BBQ place. It is always busy and it has been great every time we have been there. The pulled pork is awesome and they have great sauce. The atmosphere is not the greatest because it is in the gas station but hundreds of people frequent there weekly and that says something!!!!

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Tried Oklahoma Joe's on the recommendation of our landlord and some co-workers, we were not disappointed. Went with a group of very hungry people this last Saturday afternoon (the evening of the KU/MU football game). When we arrived at the

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Tried Oklahoma Joe's on the recommendation of our landlord and some co-workers, we were not disappointed. Went with a group of very hungry people this last Saturday afternoon (the evening of the KU/MU football game). When we arrived at the

Pros: Awesome food and fast service.

Cons: It's in a gas station so don't expect too much ambience & seating is limited.

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The pulled pork sandwiches are fantastic. The pork is tender and the buns are very soft. Don't forget to add some bbq sauce... it's some of the best I've tasted. As far as sides, the fries, onion rings, and cole slaw are all very tasty.

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The pulled pork sandwiches are fantastic. The pork is tender and the buns are very soft. Don't forget to add some bbq sauce... it's some of the best I've tasted. As far as sides, the fries, onion rings, and cole slaw are all very tasty.

Pros: Great, affordable food

Cons: Long lines, limited parking

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KC has great BBQ - this place was "okay" according to KC standards. Pork was dry... bread was dry... I've had better beans. Ambiance was okay.

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KC has great BBQ - this place was "okay" according to KC standards. Pork was dry... bread was dry... I've had better beans. Ambiance was okay.

Pros: BBQ

Cons: Not great BBQ

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Good meat, great sauce, and too many fries. I have yet to order anything off of the menu and been disappointed (and I've been then more than a couple of times). In my opinion the sauce is what seperates the good from the great and this

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Good meat, great sauce, and too many fries. I have yet to order anything off of the menu and been disappointed (and I've been then more than a couple of times). In my opinion the sauce is what seperates the good from the great and this

Pros: sauce

Cons: long lines at lunch

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Oklahoma Joe's is a great place to experience the world famous KC BBQ. Located in a gas station on Kansas City's westside I was shocked how great the food was upon my first visit. Since then I have become a frequent visitor of this food

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Oklahoma Joe's is a great place to experience the world famous KC BBQ. Located in a gas station on Kansas City's westside I was shocked how great the food was upon my first visit. Since then I have become a frequent visitor of this food

Pros: Great KC BBQ and a reasonable price

Cons: Located in a gas station

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We got takeout from Oklahoma Joe's a few months ago because folks had recommended it to us. We were leery of going, because it is an old gas station and is a bit of a dive. The food was average, but the next day, everyone who ate that take out was horribly sick. A call to management indicated they couldn't care less. Stay away from this dirty old dive, there are better BBQ places in Kansas City.

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We got takeout from Oklahoma Joe's a few months ago because folks had recommended it to us. We were leery of going, because it is an old gas station and is a bit of a dive. The food was average, but the next day, everyone who ate that take out was horribly sick. A call to management indicated they couldn't care less. Stay away from this dirty old dive, there are better BBQ places in Kansas City.

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My job had Oklahoma Joe's cater for our picnic and their food was "just plain nasty". The sauce wasn't even that good. In order to eat the bland meat (beef and pork) i had to drown it in Barbecue sauce and i saw that everyone else did the

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My job had Oklahoma Joe's cater for our picnic and their food was "just plain nasty". The sauce wasn't even that good. In order to eat the bland meat (beef and pork) i had to drown it in Barbecue sauce and i saw that everyone else did the

Cons: The food is Horrible!!!

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I'll admit that BBQ is a personal thing, but OK Joe's is not mine. The ribs are okay, but the beans are just nasty.

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I'll admit that BBQ is a personal thing, but OK Joe's is not mine. The ribs are okay, but the beans are just nasty.

Pros: gas station novelty

Cons: beans

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has anyone tasted a better sandwich than the Zman? I moved away but still have Okie Joe's ship me BBQ sauce. Best BBQ i've ever had, hands down.

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has anyone tasted a better sandwich than the Zman? I moved away but still have Okie Joe's ship me BBQ sauce. Best BBQ i've ever had, hands down.

Pros: food is great, fries, portions

Cons: busy, some say that it is in a gas station is a bad thing, but it adds to the allure I think.

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I must say that Oklahoma Joe's has the best fries and barbeque that I have tasted in KC(15-years). Great Value!!! With the food being such a great value during lunch and dinner times they are very crowded with next to nowhere for you to

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I must say that Oklahoma Joe's has the best fries and barbeque that I have tasted in KC(15-years). Great Value!!! With the food being such a great value during lunch and dinner times they are very crowded with next to nowhere for you to

Pros: Fried, Ribs, Chicken

Cons: Crowded, No Parking

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My folks have a Locker Plant in Iowa and I have developed a discriminating taste for good food since I have eaten the best since growing up. Oklahoma Joes makes my favorite sandwich in K.C. it is called the 'Z-man'. Provolone cheese, an

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My folks have a Locker Plant in Iowa and I have developed a discriminating taste for good food since I have eaten the best since growing up. Oklahoma Joes makes my favorite sandwich in K.C. it is called the 'Z-man'. Provolone cheese, an

Pros: Resonabley priced, my favorite sandwich, tasty ribs

Cons: not a lot of seating, parking limited

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We have gone out of our way to eat at Oklahoma Joe's. The BBQ is awesome. I love the pulled pork and the fries! The ribs are really good too, but I have to say the pulled pork is my favorite. Their sausage is really good also.

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We have gone out of our way to eat at Oklahoma Joe's. The BBQ is awesome. I love the pulled pork and the fries! The ribs are really good too, but I have to say the pulled pork is my favorite. Their sausage is really good also.

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When I was living in Kansas City a coworker turned me on to this place, and it was my favorite BBQ joint in town. Short on atmosphere (what do you expect in the back of a gas station?) but GREAT pulled pork sandwiches (Hank Williams on the

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When I was living in Kansas City a coworker turned me on to this place, and it was my favorite BBQ joint in town. Short on atmosphere (what do you expect in the back of a gas station?) but GREAT pulled pork sandwiches (Hank Williams on the

Pros: food, value, service

Cons: atmosphere

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I relocated from the South and miss good southern BBQ (sweet & sticky!). OK Joe's is not quite southern but really good. Must have the babybacks and fries. Can't go wrong. And where else can you get red cream soda from the fountain!

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I relocated from the South and miss good southern BBQ (sweet & sticky!). OK Joe's is not quite southern but really good. Must have the babybacks and fries. Can't go wrong. And where else can you get red cream soda from the fountain!

Pros: ribs, fries

Cons: often busy, liquor store next doo

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And probably the best BBQ ever! GREAT atmosphere... perfect BBQ touch. You wont leave here hungry.

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And probably the best BBQ ever! GREAT atmosphere... perfect BBQ touch. You wont leave here hungry.

Pros: Looks, Price, Quality

Cons: None, None, (maybe parking)

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And OK Joe's is excellent barbecue. I'm a foodie a KC native and have been to every famous and notorius BBQ joint in town. The beef Brisket is great, the pulled pork is too. In my opinion, you CANNOT be considered for the barbecue joint

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And OK Joe's is excellent barbecue. I'm a foodie a KC native and have been to every famous and notorius BBQ joint in town. The beef Brisket is great, the pulled pork is too. In my opinion, you CANNOT be considered for the barbecue joint

Pros: Smoked meats, French Fries

Cons: , peak time

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One of best bbq joints around....love the sauce...if haven't tried this place you are missing something...would love to have more sitting....remember it's bbq joint.....where bbq should be not a upscale retail spot...great!

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One of best bbq joints around....love the sauce...if haven't tried this place you are missing something...would love to have more sitting....remember it's bbq joint.....where bbq should be not a upscale retail spot...great!

Pros: best vartiey, great smoked turkey, a great joint

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Best BBQ in KC. Their sauce (Cowtowns) makes the difference. They share a building with a Total gas station, which isn't quite big enough, & it is self service, but the food makes up for it!

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Best BBQ in KC. Their sauce (Cowtowns) makes the difference. They share a building with a Total gas station, which isn't quite big enough, & it is self service, but the food makes up for it!

Pros: Sauce, Chicken

Cons: , Small building

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I have tried BBQ all over the US. Even though poor ole Joe does not have proper BBQ pedigree yet is so proud of his heritage that he opened a joint in KANSAS and called it Oklahoma Joes (which does take Kahunas itself), his BBQ is worth a

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I have tried BBQ all over the US. Even though poor ole Joe does not have proper BBQ pedigree yet is so proud of his heritage that he opened a joint in KANSAS and called it Oklahoma Joes (which does take Kahunas itself), his BBQ is worth a

Pros: Pulled PORK, Spicey Slaw

Cons: , Location

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This place is the best- yes I like the rest on the list and have tried them all (too much). OK Joe's has the best smoked meat - especially the pulled pork and the chicken - I like Bryants sauce more but sauce is a personal choice - good

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This place is the best- yes I like the rest on the list and have tried them all (too much). OK Joe's has the best smoked meat - especially the pulled pork and the chicken - I like Bryants sauce more but sauce is a personal choice - good

Pros: Inexpensive, excellent food, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: not enuf parking, lines too long atimes, been discovered

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I think this place is over rated. The sauce is way too sweet for me. I think when you have two bottles of sauce on the table one not being your brand says it all! I think the pork was good the beef okay at best. I just think this is

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I think this place is over rated. The sauce is way too sweet for me. I think when you have two bottles of sauce on the table one not being your brand says it all! I think the pork was good the beef okay at best. I just think this is

Pros: Pork

Cons: Sweet sauce, beef, fries

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I love the food at Oklahoma Joes and agree that the fries are to die for! I wish they'd offer their burnt ends platter more often, but can never get enough of the rest of their food! One tip - call ahead for takeout - the lines can be

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I love the food at Oklahoma Joes and agree that the fries are to die for! I wish they'd offer their burnt ends platter more often, but can never get enough of the rest of their food! One tip - call ahead for takeout - the lines can be

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I don't understand why some people would rate this place better than a 5. Beef and ribs are dry and the sauce is way too sweet. In my opinion this is not a true Kansas City BBQ but an import pretending to be KC BBQ. Still, it beats

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I don't understand why some people would rate this place better than a 5. Beef and ribs are dry and the sauce is way too sweet. In my opinion this is not a true Kansas City BBQ but an import pretending to be KC BBQ. Still, it beats

Pros: quick, pricing

Cons: sauce too sweet, meat dry

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THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST BBQ IN KC. THE PULLED PORK AND FRENCH FRIES ARE TO DIE FOR! THE GAS STATION ATMOSPHERE MAKES THE PLACE A BLAST. DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP A 6-PACK AT THE LIQUOR STORE NEXT DOOR.

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THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST BBQ IN KC. THE PULLED PORK AND FRENCH FRIES ARE TO DIE FOR! THE GAS STATION ATMOSPHERE MAKES THE PLACE A BLAST. DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP A 6-PACK AT THE LIQUOR STORE NEXT DOOR.

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Oklahoma Joes is the best BBQ in KC. The fries are to die for, the sandwiches are fantastic. The atomosphere is not classy at all, but the food is great. Check this place out for sure.

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Oklahoma Joes is the best BBQ in KC. The fries are to die for, the sandwiches are fantastic. The atomosphere is not classy at all, but the food is great. Check this place out for sure.

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Is there anyplace else on earth where you can watch corporate casual's flock into a gas station for great BBQ. The fries may be the best in town and the pulled pork sandy is right up there as well. You'll enjoy the entire experience.

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Is there anyplace else on earth where you can watch corporate casual's flock into a gas station for great BBQ. The fries may be the best in town and the pulled pork sandy is right up there as well. You'll enjoy the entire experience.

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The atmosphere of a gas station with a BBQ joint in the back adds to the incredible BBQ taste. Try everything on the menu - you can't go wrong!

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The atmosphere of a gas station with a BBQ joint in the back adds to the incredible BBQ taste. Try everything on the menu - you can't go wrong!

Cons: not next door to me!

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