Top Choice Barbecue in Kansas City


KC has a new top dog in BBQ. This slick joint has fab service, great microbrews and easily the best meats to come off a grill in the region. The spare ribs are the best we've had and the burnt ends are so good, they…
Barbecue in Kansas City

Arthur Bryant's

Not far from the Jazz District, this famous institution serves up piles of superb BBQ. The sauce is silky and fiery, the staff charming and witty. Get the burnt ends.
Barbecue in Kansas City

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

The best reason to cross the state border (it's actually not far from the Plaza), this legendary joint is housed in a brightly lit old gas station. The pulled pork is pleasure on a plate; expect lines.
Barbecue in St Louis

Pappy's Smokehouse

Named one of the nation's best joints for barbecue, Pappy's serves luscious ribs, pulled pork, brisket and smoked turkey. With fame, however, comes popularity, so be prepared for long lines and crowded communal din…
Barbecue in St Louis

Bogart's Smoke House

The soul of Soulard? The smoky meats here draw lines of people who tear into all the standards plus specialties such as prime rib. Extras, including the searingly hot voodoo sauce and the 'fire and ice pickles,' hav…
Barbecue in Kansas City

LC's Bar-B-Q

Just 4 miles east of the Plaza, this unadorned eatery does nothing to distract from KC's best burnt ends.