BBQ Restaurants in Kansas City

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Since 1971, the chefs at Winslow's BBQ have been preparing meats ranging from ribs to turkey with a thorough dry-rub and a slow-cook over a hickory pit smoker. Although all of the meats are cooked the same way, not all of them sport the same zesty, housemade barbecue sauce. Homestyle sides, such as creamy potato salad and crispy french fries, accompany each main entree and scare the living daylights out of Mr. Potato Head. Diners can feast amid the dining room's exposed brick walls and black leather booths, or enjoy their meals on the outdoor patio, which is open during the spring and summer months.

20 E 5th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

C. Withers serves soulful homemade wings, rib tips, pastas, and more in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The menu boasts a range of hearty foods that smoke sequestered taste buds out of hiding, like the six wings and rib tips ($14.75) and eight-wing meal with two sides ($11.84). Noodle-based entrees such as the blackened chicken and sausage pasta ($10.60) let fidgety feeders practice shoelace-tying techniques at the table, and specialty cakes and other desserts sweetly cap off savory meals. Instead of using unhealthy frying methods, the skilled staffers at C. Withers prepare all dishes in either a broiler or a smoker, which ensures tender textures and rich flavors.

3613 Broadway Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

Owned and operated by the Quick family since 1964, Quick’s lays out a menu of hearty, hickory-smoked vessels sailing through a savory sea of barbecue sauce. Watch chefs in action as they cook up house specialties, including the half-pound pulled-pork sandwich ($6.19), in a diner-style kitchen. Deep-fried delights such as the bologna sandwich ($3.49) are hickory-smoked before swan-diving into a taste-enhancing oil bath. Sink omnivorous teeth into the Burnt Ends dinner, a half-pound of tender beef brisket taking center stage as a trio of fries, beans, and slaw provide able accompaniment ($10.49). Meanwhile, bellies as hollow as Captain Ahab's maniacal drive for revenge can fill up with the full slab of hickory-smoked spare ribs ($16.49).

1007 Merriam Ln
Kansas City,
KS
US

Big T’s Barbecue is the best way to experience authentic, Texas-style barbecue without actually driving there. Big T’s serves up their signature barbecue that has made them famous the world over. But Big T’s Barbecue is more than just great barbecued meat, they also offer delicious burgers, prime-choice steak, and tasty chicken prepared just the way you want it. Big T’s Barbecue offers an extensive menu of sides, drinks, and desserts that can help satisfy your hankering for good food and a good time any old time of day. And with a family-friendly atmosphere, you can feel comfortable brining all members of the family. Check out Big T’s Barbecue for the best barbecue this side of the Rio Grande River – you won’t be sorry.

6201 Blue Pkwy
Kansas City,
MO
US

Driving along Blue Parkway, just where Sni-A-Bar Road goes its own way, you'll find the best Bar-B-Q Kansas City, Missouri has to offer. But, you might miss it if you're not paying attention. A humble building with a no-frills dining room, it's clear walking in that this place gets down to business. With all of its meats made in a pit that you can view from the counter, enjoy the smell of real barbecue being baked right in as you sit at your table and wait patiently for your plate. It won't take long. But, don't expect a five-star presentation. Your food comes full on the plate with sauces dripping over onto your tray for a finger-licking experience you'll definitely come back to enjoy again.

5800 Blue Pkwy
Kansas City,
MO
US

The legacy of Arthur Bryant and his legendary rib sauce is alive and thriving today in Arthur Bryant's Barbeque – the only place where you can taste history on your plate. They hold traditions in high regard over there, so you can enjoy barbecue that's slow cooked over wood until it reaches peak deliciousness, then splashed with Original or Rich & Spicy sauce. Celebrities and common folk alike have lined up to taste the famous sauce that makes a regular barbecue experience into the stuff that culinary dreams are made of! Everything you’ve heard is true – yes, it really is that good, but do come over and taste for yourself. The world-famous flavor is worth the trip!

1702 Village West Pkwy
Kansas City,
KS
US