Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint$$$$
Rosedale, Kansas City
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  • JenKudu
    "Z man, ribs, pulled pork (my fave) were awesome."(20 Tips)
    Anastasia P.
    "Turkey sandwich, ribs, sausages, burnt ends, it's all fantastic!!!"(23 Tips)
    Julie S.
    "Best BBQ in KC by far!"(7 Tips)
    Brandon P.
    "Everything is good.....especially the ribs and brisket combo."(30 Tips)
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  • Brian K.
    Brian KrollAugust 5, 2013
    Amazing. I'm a barbecue love; these were the best ribs and pulled pork I've ever had. The brisket was outstanding too (not the best I've had but not too far off)! I waited an hour, it was worth it! GO
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 10, 2013
    Although it seems wrong to not order the Z-Man, the Carolina Pulled Pork is close to perfect (FYI: I got both). Toasted bun, hunks of tender meat, great flavor. Grab a gallon of sauce on your way out.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduAugust 27, 2015
    It lives up to the hype! Z man, ribs, pulled pork (my fave) were awesome. The creamy slaw was okay. The most memorable was actually the onion rings! Seriously the best onion rings I've EVER eaten.
  • Ricel A.
    Ricel AlmadovarMarch 7, 2015
    Original Oklahoma Joe's. The gas station location adds charm, IMO. Come before opening & you'll have better chances of enjoying the food and ambience. They serve dry rubbed ribs - so much flavor! Luv!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleySeptember 3, 2015
    Joe's is the greatest BBQ joint. I've yet to taste better ribs and pulled pork in the U.S. This is a must visit establishment in Kansas City, and yes it's attached to a gas station!
  • Natalie
    NatalieJune 22, 2016
    An absolute must! The people are friendly and their food incredible! I had a Z Man sandwich - brisket, provolone cheese, onion rings, and of course their award winning BBQ sauce!
  • Steve W.
    Steve WellmanJuly 27, 2015
    Had the 2 meat plate with pork, brisket, and beans. Had to try a couple different things after waiting almost 2 hours. Ribs looked amazing, and the Z-Man sounds really good. Next time!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LimAugust 1, 2015
    Waited 2 hours at 7PM on a Wednesday night. But it was worth it. Not a huge place. Got the Z-man and half slab of ribs. Both are great. Fries are okay. Definitely would come back here & Jack Stack.
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  • Grant
    GrantDecember 9, 2015
    The ribs are some of the best I've ever had. Perfect tenderness, not dried out, and amazing flavor. I'll definitely make this place a must visit every time I come to KC.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HApril 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with anyone on the menu. Just make sure you plan for plenty of time on the weekends or prime meal times, known to get busy. If you are in line, visit the to go counter for a beer.
  • Ca B.
    Ca BrownJuly 10, 2016
    The Zman was GRRRRRREAT! The wait was long. The iced-tea was sweet. Limited seating, but a must visit. Don't forget to buy a bottle of BBQ sauce before you leave.🌺
  • Susan W.
    Susan WellfordAugust 8, 2014
    KC's best!! Z-Man is always great. Killer fries as they are, or ask for extra seasoning. Ribs: YUM! Try meat by the pound, everything's terrific here. Get the half chicken. Wow!! Best BBQ sauce, too.
  • Timothy E.
    Timothy EnglishJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    By far the best BBQ in Kansas City. Get there early on Saturday for the special Burnt Ends. Have 'em on a sandwich covered in OKJoes amazing sauce and it will literally melt your face right off.
  • Denise C.
    Denise CozierFebruary 14, 2015
    The Z man lives up to the hype, the meat was so flavorful! Super cool that there is also a vegan Z man! The fries were so yummy! One shortcoming: jack stacks and gates have better bbq beans.
  • Andrea N.
    Andrea NewlandJanuary 24, 2013
    Fabulous concept! Visited the original in a gas station, worth the wait! Meat falls off the bone like rosé petals...Zman sandwhich was great...the smells wafting as you walk in the door are addictive!
  • Dustin D.
    Dustin DyeMarch 3, 2014
    The burnt ends are perhaps the best thing you'll ever ingest, but only served at certain times: Mondays at lunch, Wednesdays after 4 p.m., and Saturdays at lunch.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.September 28, 2016
    Known for "succulent Carolina-style pulled pork. Stehney's finest experiment is the Z-man sandwich ($6.99)." Also recommended: beef broth fries, smoked chicken gumbo, local Boulevard Pale Ale.
  • Marc
    MarcApril 24, 2015
    Thrillist Top BBQ List: award-winning competitive BBQ team; located in a KC gas station; don't miss the ribs, and burnt ends (availability is limited). Purists celebrate Z-Man sandwich
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WhistonMarch 6, 2015
    This is your prime barbeque establishment in KC. I got a combo pulled pork and brisket sandwich. Great! I know many love the z-man. Also the fries are great. But it is crowded and noisy.
  • CoryShanes.com
    CoryShanes.comFebruary 15, 2013
    This is the manliest meal in America. The meat melts in your mouth. Don't miss it... Look for the gas station on the corner. Everything is good!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 12, 2012
    As seen on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, Oklahoma Joe's is considered the manliest barbecue joints around! You just can't beat their quality, food & juiciness.
  • Josh
    JoshJanuary 18, 2016
    I had the rib dinner and the oral pleasure was overwhelming! It was hard to describe, but it was on a spiritual level. Plus it's in a gas station, so it has lots of character.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ScherffJuly 20, 2016
    Service was fast & friendly•Wait was about 45 mins•Recommend the brisket & pulled pork•Couple can eat for $25 & leave full•Big portions•Sandwiches start at about $5•Sides are under $5 3/3-🌟
  • Randy T.
    Randy TonneJune 19, 2014
    Ultimate sampler... Zman and rib sandwich. I ate at four bbq's while visiting KC and the rub on the ribs was the best I tried.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 6, 2016
    Fill up your gas tank and then chow down on the must-have Z-Man Sandwich, which is BBQ-inspired: sliced smoked brisket, smoked provolone, onion rings and barbecue sauce on a kaiser roll. Read more
  • Terrence
    TerrenceSeptember 27, 2013
    The MIA mac & cheese and cornbread is made up for with fries done well and a hot bbq sauce with the perfect amount of spice
  • Kansas City
    Kansas CitySeptember 7, 2012
    One of Anthony Bourdain’s 13 Places to Eat at Before You Die, the flagship located inside a gas station in Kansas City, Kan. Famous for its pulled pork, ribs, fries and spicy slaw!
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveAugust 7, 2012
    Food blogger Cassie of Bake Your Day recommends Oklahoma Joe's. "The restaurant serves up the classics and specialties like the Z-Man Sandwich (brisket, smoked provolone, and crispy onion rings)."
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SmolikOctober 31, 2015
    Best. BBQ. Ever. It doesn't really matter what you get, as long as you slather it in Night of The Living BBQ Sauce. The Zman is probably the best sandwich I've ever had.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EdwardsAugust 12, 2011
    Don't let the whole restaurant in a gas station thing fool you, I've had a lot of BBQ since coming to KC and Joe's is the best. Worth the wait, but do yourself a favor and get there early.
  • Miche M.
    Miche M.September 6, 2013
    Get the Z Man. The meat melts in your mouth. Its so tender that you forget youre even eating meat! The onions rings in the sandwich are to die for! Amazing!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CampionJune 26, 2013
    The pulled pork sandwich is amazing. The Z-man also pretty good. Long wait to eat inside on a Tuesday night so we called in and got ours to go in 15 mins.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DobneyOctober 20, 2013
    Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is very good. Watch for long (and pretty slow-moving) lines. Had the ribs and pulled pork. Would go back if in town again.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DowellAugust 17, 2013
    The line took 40 min but was worth the wait. They know how to get you through the line. Just don't grab a seat until you have your food. There will be one...promise!
  • Chuck J.
    Chuck JolleyApril 21
    The original location is best but arrive early or be prepared for a long wait. Best 'q' in the country.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 25, 2014
    Owner Jeff Stehney's finest experiment is the Z-man sandwich--brisket topped with smoked provolone and a pair of crispy, golden onion rings on a kaiser roll.
  • Mick B.
    Mick BMarch 18, 2012
    A jumbo Z-man w/ fries and a half-rack has been my death row meal since 2007. Greatest. Place. On. Earth. I live in NYC, and hope my KC friends get married or die so I have an excuse to come back.
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The ribs and burnt ends are awesome. Be ready for a wait if you want to dine in. Pick up is much quicker if you just want their delicious food.
  • BMI Elite
    BMI EliteApril 18, 2011
    The best BBQ place in KC. You have to try the pulled pork and their fries are amazing as well. It seems like there is always a line, but it's well worth the wait.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornFebruary 18, 2015
    Meat, sides, and ambiance is apporpriate for a gas station bbq. Onion rings are great but you leave smelling like the oil they are fried in.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Z-man is a popular choice but their ribs are some of the best - fall off the bone and packed with flavor from their addictive seasoning.
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DaniMay 28, 2014
    The best fries for sure. And the z man is just awesome. One of the best places to eat. The best barbecue.
  • Nero H.
    Nero HardyAugust 27, 2013
    Don't let the fact that it's in a gas station fool you...this is incredible BBQ! Definitely try the ribs and brisket, you won't be disappointed.
  • Kendall C.
    Kendall ChadwickSeptember 15
    Everything we ordered was delicious. The ribs were perfect, the zman sandwich was on point. Good fries. Pair it with a Big Red.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BelfrageOctober 30, 2015
    The brisket is incredible! The pulled pork is best anywhere. Try the Z-Man sandwich... brisket topped with onion ring...I loved it!
  • La'Trice M.
    La'Trice MurrayJanuary 9, 2015
    Excellent Carolina! The ribs are very good!! Juicy well seasoned meat! Don't forget to get the fries with Cajun seasoning!!!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StottsAugust 7, 2013
    Best BBQ in KC. Always a long wait but the line moves pretty quick! Buy the spicy BBQ sauce. Goes good with anything!!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninJuly 21, 2016
    get here early to avoid the lines and get to the burnt ends! The turkey sandwich with spicy slaw is amazing!
  • Jeremiah P.
    Jeremiah PanhorstOctober 12, 2012
    I have eaten at just about ever BBQ places in KC and Joes is by far the best in town! My suggestion is to try everything.
  • thePhantom*
    thePhantom*December 28, 2011
    Your notice how everyone is saying that oklahoma joes have the best fries in the city. Not barbeque. If you want some real Q you, go to gates.!! :-)
  • jason w.
    jason weisMay 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's lots of really good BBQ in KC, but only a few that are truly GREAT. This is one of the GREATS! If you order a sandwich, skip the bun and get it on toast, you won't regret it!!!!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RomeroMarch 19, 2016
    Get the Z Man and an order of fries. Fries have BBQ rub on them. Finish with plenty of spicy sauce.
  • Southern Living
    Southern LivingFebruary 10, 2012
    Made our South's Best List! Try the Z-Man Sandwich, with brisket, smoked provolone, and homemade onion rings on a kaiser bun. Read more
  • Lucas W.
    Lucas WilsonJune 22, 2012
    "Here... a quality that meets the high standards even of Kansas City natives. It's the best BBQ in Kansas City, which makes it the best BBQ in the world." - Anthony Bourdain
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy SuMarch 16, 2012
    Be ready to wait in line (sometimes upwards of an hour during busy times, I'd suggest calling in your order then) but it's worth it!
  • Eric Z.
    Eric ZiglerApril 4, 2013
    Grab a slab of their amazing tangy ribs. But don't be fooled: a side of fries will steal the show.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JrJune 20, 2012
    Anything you order is amazing. The BBQ sauce is a meal itself. Wash everything down with a Boulevard Wheat on Draught!
  • Natalie N.
    Natalie NoblittDecember 29, 2010
    Loved the ribs and chicken. Do not try to get a seat before you place your order. It will mess up the whole system that seems to run really smoothly on its own!
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilcoxJune 1, 2012
    The Carolina Style Sandwich and the Sweet Tea is soo good! Try to have someone snag a table so your food doesn't get cold waiting for one.
  • Local Ruckus KC
    Local Ruckus KCDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You'd be wise to share an order of fries with two or three of your closest friends. They're beastly, and delicious.
  • Tricia
    TriciaAugust 17, 2013
    The zman hit the spot- loved the sauce & the beef was nice & moist.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJuly 9, 2012
    After the meat smokes for 17 hours, the restaurant cuts away the brisket and puts the fatty top back in to sweat for 5 more hours. The result is a sweet, crispy shell wrapped around juicy meat.
  • Drew R.
    Drew RhodesMay 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There must be something in the fries because you can't stop eating them! Share with a friend though because the bags are big!
  • Phil T.
    Phil ThompsonApril 13, 2015
    Best Southern style, mustard based pulled pork in KC. Tenderest ribs. Yummmmmy fries and beans.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SolomonMay 19, 2016
    Call in your order while waiting in line, then skip ahead of everyone else waiting. Grab a beer while waiting.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If chicken is what you want, they make the best BBQ chicken which is actually moist - not dry like many others.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SmerchekSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a Z-man, but it doesn't have to be brisket. Ask for a pork Z-man, and of course a side of fries.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin A.May 23, 2013
    I would drive from Chicago to KC just for this place. Try the Z Man and Carolina Pork sandwiches with some Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat as a chaser.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 11, 2011
    On Man v Food, Adam Richman heads to Oklahoma Joe’s for succulent pulled pork and saucy spare ribs. This award-winning barbecue does the city proud.
  • Reinny C.
    Reinny CJuly 25, 2012
    Ribs & brisket with spicy bbq sauce, The Best I've ever had! Take out is better, the line is too long!
  • Calvin D.
    Calvin DewJanuary 4, 2014
    Just start at the top of the menu and work your way through because it's all good.
  • Nick R.
    You're going to wait a while, but Pulled Pork is so worth it!
  • Camille M.
    Camille McCombsMay 20, 2016
    Everything is good! Literally everything, but I love the ribs and the creamy slaw.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsMarch 27, 2016
    Yeahh order by the pound and order A LOT, burnt ends and ribs were killer
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilsonJuly 17, 2015
    Everything. Nothibg I've tried has been bad or so-so, it's all been very good.
  • Lino H.
    Lino HernandezAugust 16, 2012
    Amazing food!!! Leaves you craving more!! Drove 2 hours just to grab a bite it's so worth it!!!
  • Randy T.
    Randy TeerDecember 4, 2012
    The wait is long but worth it, the brisket is to die for. My favorite barbecue place ever!!
  • Erin U.
    Erin UnderwoodFebruary 18, 2014
    Excellent BBQ. I ordered the burnt ends of the brisket and the meat was very tender.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BaconFebruary 17, 2012
    Z-Man or BBQ chicken are my faves. You can share the tasty fries with 2 other people, at least.
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth ComtoisFebruary 21, 2014
    Who knew gas station BBQ was so good?!? Definitely get the dirty rice as your side!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PayneApril 29, 2016
    Had the Burnt End Reuben special....best reuben ive ever had...
  • Aundre G.
    Aundre GrayApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When you pull up and see the line outside call in your order! It takes about 10 minutes! #besmarter
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BurtonApril 6, 2012
    The food is great! After being here 10 times someone talked me into getting the Z-Man! It is WONDERFUL!
  • Javier A.
    Javier AlfonsoAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best BBQ in all of KC! The Smokie Joe is a must have!!
  • LisaLou
    LisaLouJune 9, 2015
    EVERYTHING!!! My 2 fav sandwiches are the Z-man and the Carolina.
  • Susie S.
    Susie SchwarzOctober 11, 2014
    Everything is amazing. Best bbq in kc.
  • Kara M.
    Kara MundySeptember 28, 2016
    Get the beans and some fries. Pour beans over fries. You're welcome.
  • Janet L.
    Janet LindsayJune 7, 2011
    Best BBQ ever. Go get you a Z-Man and some fries and you won't go anywhere else to eat.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LilleyMay 25, 2014
    Pulled pork anything! Skip smoked turkey. Killer brisket but suggest sharing
  • Parker G.
    Parker GibsonFebruary 20, 2016
    Ribs looked amazing, I had sliced turkey sandwich and it was insane.
  • Nick V.
    Nick VargoSeptember 15
    Fantastic ribs! Really everything is great. Love the fries too!
  • TD B.
    TD BratSeptember 7, 2016
    Long lines, come early or late, separate pickup counter.
  • Greg H.
    Greg HartwigMay 13, 2016
    Sauce is good. Meat is good, but somewhat smaller portions than others. Beans overly complicated with veggie texture and less meat. Busy.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MacIntoshJuly 17, 2012
    Carolina pork sandwich with dirty rice and a Boulevard pilsner. You won't regret it.
  • Capital Spice
    Capital SpiceMay 7, 2012
    The best BBQ ribs in KC! Call your order in for carry out and skip the line.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealFebruary 22, 2011
    When you've had your fill of burnt ends, slather anything else you've ordered with Night of the Living BBQ Sauce and settle in for the food coma of a lifetime. Read more
  • Derek H.
    Derek HumlicekJanuary 23, 2016
    Burnt-ends, fries, the zman, Carolina pulled pork, brisket
  • Tara G.
    Tara GallagherJuly 11, 2015
    Don't leave without getting the ribs!!!!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OberstDecember 15, 2011
    Well worth the trip & lived up to their reputation. Both locations should be visited!
  • David M.
    David MilanoSeptember 8, 2015
    Very nice and welcoming staff. Don't pass the Z sandwich!
  • Maureen B.
    Maureen BuschAugust 19, 2016
    Food was great! Experience was good! Fun place to eat!
  • Anastasia P.
    Anastasia PhippsJune 19, 2016
    Turkey sandwich, ribs, sausages, burnt ends, it's all fantastic!!!
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CobbOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Superior customer service. Burnt ends and ribs are fantastic.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SmithJune 16, 2015
    Best tip I can provide anyone is order take out! You get to cut the line!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewMarch 1, 2014
    One of Anthony Bourdain's 9 places to eat before you die!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    In a city renowned for barbecue, Oklahoma Joe's stands out. Order anything from pork to brisket to chicken. Read more
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GarnerApril 13, 2013
    Worth driving to Kansas for. Call in and order, then pickup instead of waiting in the crazy long line.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FordJuly 25, 2012
    Get the spicy mayo! Delicious with their seasoned fries.
  • 91Jayhawk
    91JayhawkMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    First timers should get the pulled pork either in sandwich or entree form.
  • Laura a.
    Laura alemanyApril 29, 2013
    The hog heaven is the best! And the ribs are delicious!
  • Julie S.
    Julie SJune 8, 2013
    Amazing pulled pork! Best BBQ in KC by far!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PayneMarch 19, 2016
    Everything is good.....especially the ribs and brisket combo.
  • Karissa T.
    Karissa TomsenJuly 16, 2011
    Burnt ends are amazing! Always a line so be sure to get here before 1130a.
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarAugust 20, 2014
    This place has the best BBQ I've ever eaten in my life. 10/10
  • Bobbie M.
    Everything but definitely get burnt ends
  • Terrill W.
    Terrill WhiteOctober 20, 2010
    Full slab of ribs, almost a pound of fries, a full belly, farting like a big dog. That equals a great meal.
  • Ryne W.
    Ryne WhitakerJune 7, 2015
    Probably the best pulled pork sandwich, would definitely recommend!
  • R W.
    BBQ ribs and pork. Red beans and rice (spicy). Toast.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PurcellDecember 14, 2013
    Get here before 5 or even 4:30 to avoid the crowd
  • Jer M.
    Jer MAugust 1, 2011
    Call in your order to cut down on the wait. And make sure a Z-man is part of that order.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BurnettJune 19, 2014
    Burnt ends, y'all. Also, the Z-man, like everyone else says.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WangNovember 19, 2013
    Share an order of fries, they're huge...(but they're amazing..)
  • Steven R.
    Steven RogersSeptember 23, 2011
    The pulled pork will make you never want any other type of meat sandwich. Get it.
  • Local Ruckus KC
    Local Ruckus KCJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Z-man on Texas toast! And get carry-out if you want to skip the big line.
  • Cesar M.
    Cesar MenesesJuly 2, 2013
    The line is out the door, that should give you a hint. Enjoy!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyApril 21, 2015
    Z-man! That's all you need to know.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PhillipsSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's your first time here try the chicken strips.
  • Tabitha S.
    Tabitha StaleyMay 13, 2013
    Be prepared to wait in line. YES it is worth the wait!
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun CooperiderAugust 15, 2012
    Ribs & sauce are really good but not even close to Brickhouse BBQ in Mead CO. Sorry KC.
  • Christian F.
    Christian FroudeOctober 7, 2014
    This is on Anthony Bourdain's list of 13 places to eat before you die. 'Nuff said.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AveryOctober 4, 2011
    Amazing! Try the Z-Man (it's what they are famous for). Read more
  • Tai B.
    Tai BMarch 10, 2012
    Try the cowboy dinner, the french fries, and the gumbo.
  • Katie J.
    Katie JoyceSeptember 13, 2013
    Carolina pulled pork was amazing. Share the fries.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OswaldAugust 21, 2015
    The ribs and pulled pork are amazing!!
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SeidenFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with the pulled pork and enjoy the amazing fries.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BridgmonOctober 30, 2012
    The Z-Man is incredible. So are the beans.
  • Brad A.
    Brad AMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ribs ever. Burnt ends were amazing
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NormanMarch 3, 2015
    Z-Man is a great sammich, but WOWZAR the ribs are good!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HyamsMay 24, 2012
    You can't go wrong ordering anything on this menu!
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Z-Man. Fry. Just order that and you will be just fine!
  • Laura
    LauraNovember 28, 2010
    Can't beat the Carolina-style pulled pork (it's topped with slaw) and fries.
  • Ben
    BenNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely lived up to the hype. Get the Z-man with fries and a Boulevard draft!
  • R.J. D.
    R.J. DelacruzDecember 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    DO NOT SAVE A TABLE. It isn't fair for those who actually ordered their food.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SmelserMay 17, 2016
    Get here before 6:30p. It's packed!!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 13, 2016
    Pork ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches. Formerly Oklahomw Joe's. 🍖
  • Josh A.
    Josh AApril 14
    Wanted to be blown away but doesn't hold up to Texas BBQ. The standout was probably the smoked chicken gumbo. Everything else good but not life changing. "Caviar" is bland.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BrooksSeptember 9, 2014
    Long line, but brisket and burnt ends are worth it.
  • Travis H.
    Travis HalmMay 31, 2014
    One of the only places I can be completely full and still want more.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RazeeSeptember 19, 2015
    Far and away the BEST all-around BBQ in Kansas City!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RomeroMarch 25, 2016
    Get the Z-Man. It's what they're known for, and it's for a reason.
  • Walter W.
    Walter WhitakerApril 1, 2016
    Fun place but unfortunately, although famous for their ribs, mine were too salty and cold.others were pleased but we have all had better.
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany L.September 30, 2013
    If you go to this location, call ahead to skip the line.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FillmoreDecember 31, 2013
    Order the Z-Man with chicken. Best decision ever.
  • Josh C.
    Josh CarpenterOctober 19, 2012
    Here's a tip... This is the best bbq on the planet. F@ck it.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Oklahoma Joe's as seen on Man vs Food , No Reservations , Food Paradise Read more
  • Brooke O.
    Brooke OrtnerDecember 10, 2010
    delicious bbq in a very casual setting. try the pulled pork and baked beans.
  • Harold B.
    Harold BrooksMay 30, 2012
    Best damn ribs ive ever had...from a resturant. Lol...
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CookJuly 18, 2012
    Try the Half Slab BBQ Ribs Dinner - Yum!
  • Justin A.
    Justin AckermanMay 6, 2016
    Great ribs, pulled pork and brisket.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MoeJuly 20, 2013
    Friggin amazing!!!! Well worth the hour wait in line
  • Matt C.
    Matt CampbellApril 30, 2012
    Get here before 11:30 to avoid the lines.
  • Al J.
    Al JordanMarch 30, 2013
    Omg best food ever. I'm willing to move just for this place. Lol.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJuly 2, 2015
    This is probably the best BBQ place I have ever been!
  • Steve T.
    Steve TalbottApril 18, 2011
    Bourdain says top 13 places to visit before you kick the can. Only arguement is how can there be 12 places in front of Okie Joe's?
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki Webb (Usher)March 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt ends! Only Saturday and Wednesday night. Must have!
  • Bob S.
    Bob SpechtJanuary 17, 2014
    Somehow, the last bite of a Z-Man is always the best.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HarrellJanuary 5, 2012
    Best BBQ in the world. Don't let anyone tell you different.
  • CJ N.
    CJ NeagleAugust 9, 2014
    Get there when they open to avoid the line.
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RobertsNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    1/2 Smoked chicken w/ 2 sides for $8.49 on Tuesdays. Great deal.
  • Jose B.
    Jose BautistaOctober 4, 2011
    Can't beat BBQ from a gas station. Best fries in town hands down!
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CrumSeptember 13, 2014
    Best baked beans I've had in my life.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BucknerSeptember 22, 2014
    Now featuring a portobello sandwich!
  • Debra O.
    Debra OdomMay 16, 2015
    The line is crazy but the food is awesome.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CintronDecember 9, 2015
    Ribs and Pulled Pork... amazing! !!
  • Kolika T.
    Z man, pulled pork, and the fries are great!
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DaniMarch 17, 2014
    Wonderful fries.
  • Abby
    AbbyApril 1, 2011
    Best BBQ in KC. Try the Hog heaven & the fries. :)
  • Local Ruckus KC
    Local Ruckus KCApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You've gotta try the Z-Man at least once!
  • AyeK C.
    AyeK ComptonJune 18, 2013
    Grab a Smokie Joe and Fries bbq perfection
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RohdeOctober 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Yep, it's in a gas station and that makes it all the more fun. Fantastic BBQ - my favorite BBQ place in KC. Don't miss the Z-Man! Read more
  • Michael C.
    Michael CJuly 18, 2015
    Must stop on the KC BBQ tour.
  • David P.
    David ParryFebruary 25, 2016
    Ribs and pulled pork
  • Troy R.
    Troy Robinson™April 6, 2013
    Call your order ahead and skip the line
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SoltisSeptember 23, 2016
    The pulled pork was awesome!
  • kate F.
    kate FELDTSeptember 21, 2012
    Order the Chicken Z-Man. Dip in BBQ sauce. Repeat.
  • Juste F.
    Juste FJuly 31
    Best barbecue in the town of barbecue
  • Devin R.
    Devin ReamsMarch 19, 2015
    Call in your order ahead of time and skip the line.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LenziSeptember 13, 2010
    Get the Z-Man or the burnt ends ... and fill up on the red cream soda.
  • John K.
    John KosterApril 1, 2015
    Get the Z-Man. Just do it.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RodermanMarch 15, 2016
    THE definitive KC BBQ. It's worth the wait.
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua RiveraDecember 14, 2013
    My first time ever here. Had the rib plate witg
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GrahamApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pulled pork Zman style. It's better than the regular Zman!
  • Cody H.
    Cody HickmanDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    chicken zman. not on the menu but is the bomb. don't get the beans
  • David L.
    David LongJuly 20
    The Z-man is a must.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KwellerJuly 15, 2013
    Yummy pulled pork and BBQ beans!!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KisselMay 10, 2013
    Brisket and pulled pork. Eat until it hurts.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BacksMay 10, 2012
    Z-man and pulled pork both awesome!
  • Marcelo
    MarceloJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Call ahead and specify your pickup time.
  • Sheila B.
    Sheila B.May 1, 2015
    Everything is good!!! ❤
  • Shellye M.
    Excellent food..worth the wait!!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WeiFebruary 12, 2014
    The brisket is freaking amazing.
  • Neil K.
    Neil KanningOctober 10, 2014
    Z man. Can't go wrong here though.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 6, 2014
    Amazing BBQ at a gas station
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SelezniovFebruary 27, 2013
    Pork baby backs :) amazing.
  • rob m.
    rob mNovember 23, 2015
    Line was about 10 people outside the door and took about 45 minutes.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PaulsenAugust 14, 2014
    Amazing brisket--no fork needed.
  • Lloyd L.
    Lloyd Lapore IIISeptember 2, 2014
    The Z-Man. Enough Said...
  • Chuck O.
    Chuck OrwigJune 7, 2010
    When you place your order, add some meat to take home. They'll keep it in the fridge for you.
  • Ilya Phoenix D.
    Ilya Phoenix DavidovichOctober 12, 2013
    One of the best BBQ I've ever had!..
  • Bonnie H.
    Bonnie HenkelJune 24, 2015
    Burnt ends and z-man sandwich!
  • Clair R.
    Clair RockMarch 8, 2012
    Line too long? Call in your order from the line. You'll get your food twice as fast.
  • DJ Soap
    DJ SoapSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Z-Man And Fries
  • Carl E.
    Carl EdwardsFebruary 19, 2016
    The ribs and fries are good.
  • Lindsey
    LindseyFebruary 14, 2013
    Best BBQ. Ever!
  • Sharon K.
    Best BBQ there is..Yum!
  • Bobbi C.
    Bobbi Clifton-ClayNovember 12, 2013
    Best barbecue in KC♥
  • Sean A.
    Sean AlexanderJuly 15, 2011
    Get the z-man and one bag of fries is plenty for two people.
  • Caleb S.
    Caleb SommervilleJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Z-Man. Smokie Joe. Fries.
  • Cape Boss
    Cape BossSeptember 25, 2014
    Food was good. Didn't live up to hype. Pulled pork was frankly a bit dry
  • Ashwin P.
    Ashwin PremkumarNovember 23, 2015
    Carolina pulled pork and burnt ends
  • Ember M.
    Ember MFebruary 16, 2015
    Everything
  • Donnie E.
    Donnie EmmertMay 23, 2016
    Ribs and Brisket and fries
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenJune 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the CHICKEN Z-Man. Secret item on the menu. It's the bomb.com
  • Shane S.
    Shane SmithNovember 16, 2012
    Its good but I wouldnt say its KC's best.
  • Kris M.
    Kris MartinAugust 9, 2014
    Everything
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DeasonApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always try the chicken gumbo
  • James M.
    James MurrayMarch 23, 2016
    Oh man.... That Z Man is to die for!
  • Ernesto S.
    Ernesto SuárezAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't eat here, you cannot say that you have visited Kansas City.
  • No Vacancy P.
    No Vacancy ParksMarch 3, 2012
    Call your order in first...its always packed
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon ScottApril 28, 2012
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu
  • David G.
    David GothMarch 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Oklahoma Joe's for anything on the menu, but the specials are always a go to choice
  • Shelley D.
    Shelley DuncanFebruary 1, 2012
    Simply the best damn BBQ in the world.
  • Derik S.
    Derik ShambaughJune 16, 2016
    awesome food and great service
  • Jared S.
    Jared SteffesSeptember 3, 2011
    Everything is coated in MSG. Sort of like Chin
  • Pork Barrel BBQ
    Pork Barrel BBQNovember 14, 2011
    Get the Z-Man sandwich, fries and baked beans!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SpauldingAugust 26, 2016
    Best BBQ I've ever had.
  • Connor M.
    Connor MiddletonMay 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Zman. You will not be disappointed.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PhamJanuary 29, 2012
    The z-man is a must order!
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HouseMay 29, 2014
    Best BBQ in the city!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeaverJuly 9, 2011
    Best BBQ in the world, according to Anthony Bourdain.
  • Tamara M.
    Tamara MeierMay 11, 2015
    When in KC, Eat at Joe's!
  • Shane S.
    Shane SmithNovember 16, 2012
    Try Brobecks or Jack Stack in martin city
  • Tai B.
    Tai BMarch 10, 2012
    You can get Burnt Ends on Saturdays before 4 PM.
  • Whittney K.
    Whittney KinnamonNovember 7, 2013
    Beans are delicious
  • Maegan M.
    Maegan MaxwellJanuary 31, 2013
    Amazing!!!! Get the Z-man!!!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MansfieldMarch 29, 2012
    Some of the best BBQ I've ever had!!!
  • J C.
    J ChoJuly 1, 2014
    Arthur Bryant's is still my favorite.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithJuly 26, 2012
    Try the Z-Man on toast.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HightJune 3, 2010
    A must visit for real KC BBQ. Best brisket and ribs in KC.
  • Erin N.
    Erin NemenoffJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    OK Joe's is my happy place.
  • Rebekah E.
    Rebekah EbelingJuly 27, 2010
    get the fries and share them - best in KC!
  • Lori T.
    Lori TurecApril 28, 2010
    The lines get long - so order ahead and pick up!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GrahamMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled Pork dinner is awesome!
  • Jim C.
    Jim CollinsJanuary 24, 2012
    Must try the ribs!!! WOW
  • Alex N.
    Alex NeilMarch 17, 2013
    Got Racks on Racks on Racks
  • Rated P !.
    Rated P !October 26, 2011
    Best gas station food in America!!!
  • Danny A.
    Danny ArcherJanuary 2, 2013
    The Z-man was great
  • Maribel L.
    Maribel LopezJuly 13, 2013
    If you ever want to eat your emotions--go here.
  • Araceli V.
    Araceli VillanuevaJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Z Man and fries. Enough said.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KraftSeptember 29, 2014
    Taking Joe's #bbq to the #CHIEFS game!!!
  • Danny S.
    Danny SauterJune 28, 2011
    Z Man and Fries - the path to true happiness.
  • Ed R.
    Ed RobertsDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Z-Man!Best BBQ in KC, which makes it the best BBQ in the world (Men's Health Magazine)
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GortonJune 8, 2012
    Z-Man and fries and your life will be complete
  • 🐼
    🐼May 22, 2016
    The Mind Of A Chef - Season 1 - Episode 15
  • Melinda W.
    Melinda WulfMarch 14, 2013
    Z-man is not pronounced Zemen. Just so you know...
  • Steve H.
    Steve HawthorneJanuary 1, 2012
    Get the Z Man and don't ask any questions.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CwynarNovember 11, 2011
    Oklahoma Joe loves football, so he shuts it down on Sunday.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LorrianeJanuary 7, 2015
    Ribs and all sides
  • Christi W.
    Christi WeaverJanuary 13, 2016
    Z man awesome!!
  • Steve C.
    Steve ConnellyFebruary 23, 2015
    Best in KC!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥October 21, 2014
    Awesome BBQ ribs...
  • Steve C.
    Steve ColeMarch 20, 2013
    No barbecue today. I'm after that Smoked Chicken Gumbo.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew T.January 28, 2016
    The Z Man burger
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerApril 6, 2013
    Good food here. Yummy.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BeattyApril 25, 2012
    There are no lines on Sundays. None at all.
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BrownAugust 15, 2015
    Z Man was great.
  • Ellen W.
    Ellen WilliamsMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best BBQ ever
  • Randy T.
    Randy TeerDecember 1, 2012
    Needs free wi-fi since wait is so damn long!!!!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WhalenJune 7, 2015
    Phone in your order.
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CormierSeptember 6, 2013
    BBQ French dressing.
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WilliamsMay 3, 2016
    Ribs and Brisket!
  • Em G.
    Em GoodApril 2, 2015
    BBQ 24/7!!!!!!
  • Arun N.
    Arun NairMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just get the Z-Man. Don't bother debating.
  • Kim R.
    Kim RedekerNovember 25, 2011
    The Z-man was awesome.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FesslerFebruary 10
    GET THE RIBS!
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah C.March 12, 2014
    Get the ribs!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MJune 24, 2011
    Get the brisket. It's good
  • Dirk T.
    Dirk ThompsonJune 8, 2016
    Chicken Z-man!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BejanOctober 30, 2013
    Believe the hype!
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.July 16
    Beef Brisket
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerNovember 19, 2014
    Get the ribs
  • Renee R.
    Renee RobinsonOctober 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Oklahoma Joe's and try the Z Man with fries. Best BBQ in KC!
  • Dana S.
    Dana ShaddenJanuary 30, 2013
    Love this place
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis SimmonsOctober 14, 2011
    Call in and skip the line.
  • Elli T.
    Elli TrinhMay 17, 2013
    Z-man! The onion rings suck! They are too dry!
  • Nick N.
    Nick NewmanNovember 19, 2015
    Z sandwich!
  • Diana P.
    Diana PodleckiFebruary 15, 2013
    Delicious!
  • Andy F.
    Andy FOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Burnt w-Ends-day FTW
  • Austin W.
    Austin WhitleyJuly 5, 2011
    God lives in the kitchen at Oklahoma Joes!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RohdeAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hog Heaven = OMG. Read more
  • Christina S.
    Christina SchlitzMarch 11, 2012
    Z-man with oak joe meat!!!
  • Janelle E.
    Janelle EwigmanFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt ends & Zman
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy MartinSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Call in, carryout & try the Carolina!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BJune 6, 2012
    Get here early...
  • Alex S.
    Alex StaleyNovember 3, 2011
    Gotta go with the Z-Man
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PlunkettMay 4, 2014
    Closed on Sundays. Damn.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WainwrightFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    GET THE Z MAN!
  • Carson C.
    Carson CatlinAugust 22, 2011
    Z-man! forget everything else Read more
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MilanoSeptember 16, 2011
    Hands down, Z Man is it!
  • Lady B
    Lady BOctober 1, 2010
    BBQ Beef Brisket. Hands Down.
  • BancRunner
    BancRunnerNovember 24, 2009
    This place won the National BBQ in Memphis...they are awesome!
  • Susie N.
    Susie NelsonMarch 19, 2011
    Love the chicken!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KitaharaApril 22, 2010
    get the ribs...full slab. Read more
  • Ria
    RiaJuly 28, 2014
    Sadly we were underwhelmed by this place
  • 91Jayhawk
    91JayhawkNovember 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get some pulled pork and the best fries in Kansas City. Read more
  • Prentiss E.
    Prentiss Earl IIIDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Z-Man . . . #just.do.it
  • KC R.
    KC RudolphAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Zman. Nothing else to say.
  • Derek P.
    Derek PhillipsDecember 4, 2009
    Best fries in the KC metro area
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MickeyAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Z-Man and Fries is the heat son
  • John H.
    John HarbisonSeptember 10, 2010
    Worth the 1100 mile drive
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SmithNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Ribs
  • Karl H.
    Karl HusDecember 1, 2010
    This is the place!!!!
  • Mary Ann J.
    Mary Ann JesterSeptember 2, 2010
    Best Ribs!
  • Doug M.
    Doug M.December 29, 2010
    Burnt Ends not served on Tuesday.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DJanuary 12, 2011
    Extra pickles!
  • John C.
    John CruzJanuary 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Call it in!
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RyderJune 25, 2011
    No vegan choices here? Strange.
  • Drew C.
    Drew CorpmanMarch 18, 2010
    Z-Man is the order.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AdamsJune 5, 2010
    Carryout
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara De AndaOctober 3, 2015
    El gumbo de pollo está buenísimo. También el chilli de puro cerdo. Y pues obviamente el brisket y todo lo bbquoso. Vale la pena hacer la fila (además, avanza rápido).
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