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5 top spots for barbecue in Kansas City

5 top spots for barbecue in Kansas City

Q39. | Photo: Alan G./Yelp

By Hoodline - Published on June 04, 2019.

Craving barbecue?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue sources in Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Q39

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Topping the list is Q39. Located at 1000 W. 39th St. in Roanoke, the bar and traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, is the most popular barbecue spot in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 3,478 reviews on Yelp.

From smoked wings to fried pork belly and Angus beef brisket, Q39 is a staple of Kansas City barbecue.

2. Scott's Kitchen

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Next up is KCI & 2nd Creek's Scott's Kitchen, situated at 11920 N. Ambassador Drive With five stars out of 240 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers barbecue and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

From pulled pork tacos to burritos stuffed with barbecued meat, Scott's Kitchen offers all the barbecue options you'd expect.

3. Jack Stack Barbecue

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Crown Center's Jack Stack Barbecue, located at 101 W. 22nd St., Suite 300, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the venues and event space and bar, which offers barbecue and more, four stars out of 1,849 reviews.

If you want barbecue, this is the place to check out, from burnt ends to ribs to barbecue shrimp.

4. Pigwich

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Pigwich, a spot to score sandwiches, barbecue and burgers in River Market, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 327 Yelp reviews. Head over to 20 E. Fifth St., Suite 101A, to see for yourself.

Pigwich serves everything from five different burgers to six signature sandwiches and much more. 

5. Char Bar

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And then there's Char Bar, an Old Westport favorite with four stars out of 995 reviews. Stop by 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. to hit up the beer garden and Southern spot, which offers barbecue and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.

The Char Bar serves lunch and dinner during the weekdays with items such as pimento cheese, burnt ends and ribs. The restaurant also serves brunch on the weekend.


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