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Big T's BBQ (Kansas City)

Irishbeer4me Jan 10, 2007 10:49 PM

Has anyone tried Big T's BBQ across the street from LC's BBQ on Blue Parkway? I also think Big T's has another location out south at 95th and Blue Ridge. Has anyone been to either location? Good? Bad? Thanks

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    bbq_lover RE: Irishbeer4me Feb 7, 2007 03:44 PM

    IBig T's is best in KC

    I've eaten at Big T's quite a bit, both the Blue Parkway location and on Blue Ridge. It is great, the location on Blue Parkway is much nicer but the food is excellent at either location. In the last few months my dad and I have started a new thing, meeting for lunch each Saturday at a different BBQ joint. Big T's is my favorite. The portions are large, everything is good.. sometimes for a snack I drop by and get a quart of baked beans.

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      Bobfrmia RE: Irishbeer4me Feb 7, 2007 05:14 PM

      Wow. Opening a place across the street from LC"s takes a major pair of.....
      It wil be interesting to read the local responses.

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        bbq_lover RE: Irishbeer4me Feb 7, 2007 11:29 PM

        actually last time i went to big t's it was around supper time. big t's was packed to the door, drove past LC's on my way home and there wasn't even a car in the lot. i think LC's is kind of pricey for what you get.

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          KC Bear RE: Irishbeer4me Apr 27, 2007 02:44 PM

          I work down the road from Big T's on Blue Parkway and have frequented them on several occasions. Their previous location near 84th and Blue Ridge burned down.

          I enjoy the BBQ! My challenges are their slow service and lack of parking. Today I waited 25+ minutes for my food once I ordered. While I was there during the lunch hour they ran out of beef. This is unacceptable during a Friday lunch hour to run out of beef.

          I hope they improve. I will go again, but will find a better time to go when they are less busier.

          1. MSPD RE: Irishbeer4me Apr 27, 2007 06:10 PM

            Since this got revived -- I did a side-by-side comparison of Big T's burnt ends with LC's on a trip through KC earlier this year. Apologies to you bbq_lover but Big T's didn't compare (neither the meat nor the sauce). LC's fries are also far better -- Big T's were the standard Sysco grade frozen stuff. And this was the worst order of burnt ends I've had at LC's incidentally.

            Pricewise, it was excellent.

            That said, it was only one visit and I've been to LC's numerous times. But with all of the great BBQ in KC, the burnt ends didn't compel me to rush back.

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              bbq_lover RE: MSPD Feb 27, 2008 04:35 PM

              sounds like a bad experience. the slow service is my only complaint at T's. don't understand how you didn't like the burnt ends though, must have been a bad day all around. i eat there at least once a week in addition to a weekly saturday bbq lunch with my dad and big t's is the best all around place in town.

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                cunglory RE: MSPD Mar 30, 2010 07:47 AM

                Sorry but I can agree to disagree because I really like Big T's and I 've had L' C although I liked it Big T's was my favorite

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                  MSPD RE: cunglory Apr 8, 2010 08:06 AM

                  Keep in mind you're responding to opinions from three years ago.

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                leslie1017 RE: Irishbeer4me May 10, 2007 03:55 PM

                Big T's is amazing.

                When I'm not down at school, I live in the area of the restaurant that burned down on Blue Ridge near Bannister. This is the second time it has burned down in about four years or so. However, it keeps coming back. I also think they're putting another restaurant in down Blue Ridge near Longview. At least that's what the 'rents tell me.

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