Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
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We’re stretching the boundaries of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) by including a barbecue spot in Kansas City, Kansas City (KCK). But, since Joe’s is the gold standard of local barbecue, it’s well worth the five-minute ride from Midtown, across city lines, to KCK. When you pull up to this functioning gas station/restaurant and see the wait, you might consider going somewhere else. Don’t. Get in line and order the burnt ends, ribs, and the Z-Man sandwich (brisket, provolone, onion rings, and barbecue sauce on a kaiser roll). It might take close to an hour to get your food, but it’s worth it.