Q39

Q39

BBQ Joint and Gastropub$$$$
39th Street West, Kansas City
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    This BBQ joint is famous for their brisket. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Quendy S.
    "burnt ends and a rib are the best choice on the menu!"(52 Tips)
    Drewton
    "Ribs were my favorite followed by brisket and then pulled pork."(52 Tips)
    Ryan D.
    "Judges Plate was amazing, probably the best barbecue I've ever had"(5 Tips)
    Valentina R.
    "Pulled pork has been the best I've tried since moving to KC"(21 Tips)
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  • Drew B.heart icon on user image
    Drew BattistelliFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious! Perfectly seasoned, sweet & spicy, all balanced to perfection. It's the best BBQ in KC! My favs are the pork, ribs & THE BRISKET. Q2GO is awesome.
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben KuhnJune 3, 2017
    Call me a q39 hipster but we've been coming since Nam'. Pitmaster brisket sandwich. So far 4/4 of my out of town Wisconsin guests (at different times) said it was the best sandwich they've EVER had.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.October 29, 2014
    Maybe I'm an amateur, but more likely I'm well travelled & familiar. I got the Judges plate: Ribs, Sausage, Brisket + xtra Brisket... the food was some of the best restaurant smoke I have ever had.
    Upvoted Mar 15
  • Kevin W.heart icon on user image
    Kevin WilsonJuly 15, 2016
    Burnt ends are the best. Combo platters are great value there's no bad choices . Service is spot on from top to bottom. Anytime you're in this area Q39 Barbeque is a no-brainer. You must come here.
  • Beth D.heart icon on user image
    Beth DeanJune 12, 2015
    This place is phenomenal! Gotta try the competition plate. The brisket is a little underwhelming, but the chicken and ribs more than make up for it. It is pricier than a lot of other bbq places in KC.
  • Clint J.heart icon on user image
    Clint JonesJune 29, 2015
    Great addition to KC. For all who are bored with Jack Stack for out of town business lunches Q39 finally has an answer. Inviting space and outstanding BBQ. My rec: Chicken, brisket, sausage.
  • Nate D.heart icon on user image
    Nate DixFebruary 3, 2018
    Had the 3 meat platter per Josh’s (bartender) recommendation. Burnt ends, pulled pork and brisket were mouth watering. Great friendly service. Best bbq I’ve had in town!!!!!
  • Kristen M.heart icon on user image
    Kristen MarieSeptember 20, 2020
    Best bbq hands down. The burnt ends and the ribs are by far the show shopper. The wings are good. And the lime cilantro bbq sauce is the best they have.
  • Drew C.
    Drew ChristienMay 10, 2019
    Get a flight of local beers to wash down some incredible 'que. Whether you're looking for classics or innovation, Q39 has you covered. There's even a veggie burger for non-meat eaters!
  • Duncan W.heart icon on user image
    Duncan WinnAugust 10, 2017
    This might possibly have been the finest BBQ restaurant I've ever eaten at. I had ribs and biscuit, coleslaw and baked beans. We had a couple of really good bloody Mary's too. I would like return.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornDecember 14, 2019
    Burnt ends is the only thing you should get here. Cucumber and apple salad on the side for balance. Prendergast bourbon from Toms Town hit the spot. Poutine to start was great, had burnt ends ha.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PorrasSeptember 3, 2015
    If you are solo or just out with that special someone, sitting at the bar can make the difference between eating right away or waiting, but the wait is worth it. Especially the burnt end burger.
  • Theresa O.
    Theresa O'LearyMay 31, 2018
    Kansas City's new favorite BBQ spot. The chef has won the American Royal and it's the first modern take on KC's classic BBQ. They are ALWAYS busy so make sure you get a reservation.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BosOctober 21, 2023
    The burnt end burger is incredible! The Mac cheese with bread crumble is amazing. No matter the food or the side, all the flavors mesh fantastically! Great food and awesome atmosphere!!
  • Erik R.heart icon on user image
    Erik RowleyJune 13, 2016
    Fantastic BBQ, highly recommend trying the combo plate with ribs and brisket. My 2nd favorite BBQ spot in Kansas City after Joe's!
  • Luke M.heart icon on user image
    Luke MayesJune 18, 2017
    The pulled pork and sausage are both great. Definitely some of the best I've ever had. Also, don't miss the apple slaw.
  • Kenny W.heart icon on user image
    Kenny WilliamsonMay 31, 2022
    Absolutely everything I have tried in four visits, all different, have been too notch. My Texan wife even loved it and is still talking about the burnt ends.
  • Hillari M.heart icon on user image
    Hillari MaplesJanuary 24, 2015
    We got the Judges Platter with brisket, chicken and pulled pork. And a side of ribs. All of it was a good apple wood taste to it, and our server was very friendly.
  • Thurgood C.heart icon on user image
    Thurgood CoatsMay 30, 2016
    Pulled pork and brisket were just amazing. Also loved the potato salad and coleslaw. Great place to catch a game too with tvs all over the place.
  • John K.heart icon on user image
    John KOctober 22, 2018
    Great burnt ends! Just melt in ur mouth! Loved the kick and taste of the Southwest Cole Slaw! Onion straws are winners too! Good place!
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    BriMay 21, 2022
    Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and the grilled pork belly sandwich were all great. I didn’t care for the potato salad but the fries and apple coleslaw were good.
  • Drewtonheart icon on user image
    DrewtonJuly 7, 2018
    Ribs were my favorite followed by brisket and then pulled pork. But honestly, everything was AMAZING!
  • Adam K.heart icon on user image
    Adam K.September 22, 2017
    As a first timer I recommend you get the brisket with burnt ends and add on a few ribs. The brisket is amazing.
  • Sofia C.heart icon on user image
    Sofia CaseNovember 12, 2021
    I reaaaaally don’t understand the burnt ends hype 🤷🏼‍♀️ I ordered them because I thought I’d be missing out, but you really won’t. Don’t feel pressured 🤣
  • Abner A.heart icon on user image
    Abner AcevesJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the ribs and brisket. To die for! Might be the best BBQ meal I've had in a long time.
  • Sam C.heart icon on user image
    Sam ConstanceSeptember 5, 2022
    Known for burnt ends & brisket, but their pulled pork and smoked chicken are also killer. You literally can't go wrong.
  • Travis T.heart icon on user image
    Travis TindellOctober 21, 2017
    The burnt ends and brisket were incredible! Every one of the sides blew my mind. Beans and potato salad were amazing
  • Zach W.heart icon on user image
    Zach WestAugust 11, 2019
    We had BBQ all weekend... it wasn’t even close, best burnt ends and ribs we were able to try. Highly recommend!
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CalderonAugust 14, 2018
    Seriously the best barbecue I’ve had yet! I’ll be back for more… A lot more!!! 🍴
  • Mark J.heart icon on user image
    Mark JJuly 1, 2016
    Awesome BBQ place. Usually you think of hole in the wall, but don't worry, their award winning bbq is authentic as can be. Try burnt ends!
  • Robby L.heart icon on user image
    Robby LoweApril 15, 2017
    I had the Judges plate - with Ribs, Pulled pork and Sausage. Sides - Coleslaw and Fries.
  • Jennifer R.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer RDecember 21, 2019
    The brisket plate is the best option because you get the burnt ends as well. Apple slaw is also delicious.
  • Todd L.heart icon on user image
    Todd L.October 23, 2015
    Awesome food and service. Love this place. Will be back next time in KC😎
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff Borrero RuizMay 19, 2018
    Easily one of the best meat dishes I have had in my life! Highly recommend coming in and the place gets full fast but service is fast too!
  • Charis T.heart icon on user image
    Charis TobiasJuly 6, 2016
    I had a pulled pork sandwich with classic BBQ sauce and a side of apple slaw. It was perhaps the best BBQ I've ever eaten.
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PrestonOctober 20, 2014
    We had the ribs and onion straws yum!! Best bbq we've found so far. Sat at bar Sunday night and watched football. Great gan hang out
  • Eric
    EricJune 12, 2016
    Real close to Char Bar if you feel like a double-bbq assault is a thing you need to do. Burnt ends are good, but not as good as Char Bar's. Fanciest BBQ joint in town.
  • Steve C.heart icon on user image
    Steve CaliaMarch 3, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    I’m impressed. Cherry popped. Wish I had control of the dimmer switch though. Way too bright for dinner. Food, drink, server=I’m coming back.
  • Gregg B.heart icon on user image
    Gregg BarrAugust 29, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket platter with burnt ends is the gold standard for KC BBQ. Order it and you cannot go wrong.
  • Sally H.
    Sally HugginsDecember 30, 2016
    Food is excellent. Brisket especially. Service was exceptional. Recommend a reservation. Allow time for parking as it is limited in their lot.
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlsalimFebruary 25, 2018
    Best wings in the planet was good as the previous times. However, the brisket was cold and we had them to change it and it took time👎🏽.
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    markMarch 7, 2018
    Pulled pork with sauce on the side has them give you the pit drippings. Sooo tasty. Cheesecake was surprisingly good too.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CJune 26, 2015
    A few years ago we made the BBQ pilgrimage to Lockhart, TX. The brisket and sausage ruined me for what was available in KC. Q39 has brought some brisket and sausage redemption to KC.
  • Bianca A.
    Bianca AMay 17, 2016
    For those of us who aren't meat fanatics, the salmon salad was delicious and still filling!
  • Luke M.heart icon on user image
    Luke MayesJuly 15, 2017
    The Triple Threat is amazing! Also, the smoked old fashioned and the macaroni and cheese are really good.
  • mothheart icon on user image
    mothApril 29, 2016
    Awesome BBQ! Tender and flavorful. Up there with the best in KCMO.
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieJune 22, 2016
    Who runs out of main menu items at 7 on a weekend? Have they never experienced a weekend rush before? The small piece of brisket I tried was delicious. But they didn't have enough to make a meal.
  • lauren w.
    lauren wellsAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket is fantastic. Try the Pitmaster sandwich (sub pulled pork based on what you're in the mood for).
  • Sam P.heart icon on user image
    Sam ProctorSeptember 4, 2019
    Great brisket and burnt ends. Great service. Highly recommended.
  • Terry R.heart icon on user image
    Terry RafaelMarch 16, 2019
    The beef, any type of the beef was tender, and flavorful. No regrets!!!😋
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