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May 2, 2010 05:59 PM

if you could only go to one place in Kansas City for BBQ, where would it be?

So i'm driving from CO to NYC and am stopping in Kansas City. I'd like to get some BBQ and only have time for one place. So where should I go?

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  1. Oklahoma Joe's, at 47th and Mission Road in Kansas City, Kansas. I don't care how much hype it gets, it's still the best barbecue I've ever eaten anywhere in my life.

    If for some reason that doesn't work, Danny Edward's Boulevard BBQ is also top-top-notch. The only thing I don't like there is the sweet potato fries, which are fresh-made, but soggy.

    Arthur Bryant's and Gates Bar-B-Q are overrated.

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    1. re: dmd_kc

      Seconded on all counts. (It's like that guy's in my head.) All of the guidebooks will point you to Bryant's or Gates. You can do much better.

    2. I second Oklahoma Joe's

        1. Oklahoma Joe's has good bbq fare across the board - regardless of meat & sauce preference - the only thing that misses the mark is their sausage - BB's lawnside BBQ off 85th St. does GREAT work with their meat (burnt ends & ribs especially), though their sauce leaves something to be desired...very thin & apple juice based

          1. Was just in KC and had Arthur Bryant's. I thought it was awesome.

            It was also open on Sunday, which left Oklahoma Joe's out. If that factors into your plans, at all.

            Have heard many great things about Joe's, though. Don't think you could go wrong.

            I do think you could ask this question and get about 100 different, and valid opinions though. :)