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feelinpeckish Jun 6, 2009 08:50 AM

I've eaten at one of the Jack Stack BBQ restaurants in KC a couple of years ago and in fact assumed there was only the one. Several have now turned up in a search of the area. I would imagine the cuisine to be of an equal quality and would probably choose the one closest to I-70 coming from Columbia, MO. Suggestions?

  1. KansasTravel Jun 7, 2009 11:53 AM

    The building in the Freight House district near Union Station is neat. My experience with the food as been the same at each one I have visited.

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      gobblegobble Jun 8, 2009 09:22 PM

      The downtown freight house location (next to Lidia's) is just a mile or less off of I-70 downtown. You can't go wrong going there, the quality has been consistently good most times i have been there, carryout or dining in. Be sure to try a few different things, definitely brisket, the chicken and pork spare ribs are spot on too, the onion rings and fried mushrooms are good apps too.

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        FriendOfTheDevil Jun 9, 2009 09:41 AM

        My suggestion would be to go to LC's. I went to both several months ago and liked LC's better.

        FOTD

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          SonyBob Jun 9, 2009 10:59 AM

          Wow, talk about apples and oranges! Living in the Ann Arbor area but born and raised in old Overland Park, we've always eaten at the Metcalf Jack Stacks when visiting home. I really like it (hate the lamb ribs - just doesn't seem right somehow, just me). The place is very nice, comfortable and controlled. LC's is at the other end of the spectrum. It's a hole in the wall with excellent BBQ. Don't get me wrong, I love both places but I can't imagine two places more differant. I guess if I want to experience the raw essence of BBQ (kinda like Nash's Hickory Pit in Gravois Mills) I would go to LC's. For a nice tasty comfortable dinner, It's Jack Stacks IMHO. You should really go to both.
          Bob

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            FriendOfTheDevil Jun 9, 2009 11:41 AM

            I pretty much agree with everything you said for sure. If I close my eyes though and forget everything else, I liked LC's more.

            Jack Stack def has a way nicer atmosphere.

            FOTD

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              zataar Jun 9, 2009 12:36 PM

              I love LC's. The food is superior. The people who work there can be mean, but I don't care. The food is worth it.

              The people at JackStack are very nice. It is the cleanest bbq you will ever have, which to me isn't necessarily a plus.

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                heatherkay Jun 10, 2009 07:45 AM

                shouldn't necessarily be a minus, either

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                  zataar Jun 10, 2009 08:22 AM

                  I don't really mean "clean" as in clean surroundings or as in passing the Health Department codes. That is certainly a plus! Actually the last time I was in LC's and Jackstacks, both appeared to be passing the code.

                  What I mean is JackStack tastes somewhat one dimensional. Very clean taste, but not at all complex.

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                SonyBob Jun 9, 2009 08:55 PM

                For pure Q, I agree with you.
                Bob

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                  FriendOfTheDevil Jun 10, 2009 09:23 AM

                  That cheesy corn bake though at JS's rocks.

                  I wish I could duplicate it.

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                    zataar Jun 10, 2009 09:25 AM

                    The beans at JackStack are also very good. And, the Freight House is closer to l-70,

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                      FriendOfTheDevil Jun 10, 2009 09:33 AM

                      That is what I thought until I had LC's. They were even BETTER!

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