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Omaha to Kansas City, MO--BBQ Trip

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I am planning a drive from Kansas City to Omaha--any awesome bbq (or other) spots to make sure to hit?

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  1. There are quite a few threads on BBQ in KC, scroll down. In Omaha, what are you looking to spend and what kind of food do you like? Do you need a stop on the way?

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    1. re: wekick

      I am actually heading down to Omaha from out of town, for a meeting and since I am a bbq fanatic, thought I would land in KC, do some bbq, and then drive up to omaha. is the bbq in omaha good enuf to be able to skip KC without feeling I missed somethig GREAT? If not, would love some rec's for top spot in KC, as well as anywhere else that might be along the way to Omaha. thx

      1. re: remdog99

        I would definitely try a few places in KC. I'm not dissing the q in Omaha, it's just not what I think of when I think of Omaha. In KC there are many strong opinions about who has the best q. I like but am not limited to Brobeck's for ribs, Jackstack on Metcalf for lamb ribs( alittle more of the corporate feel) and I liked Haywards the one time we tried it. Everybody seems to like Oklahoma Joe's. Arthur Bryant's seems hit or miss.

        Here is the most recent discussion.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813025

        On the way to Omaha on 29 there is precious little choice. At least 29 is open now after a summer of flooding.

        You could of course detour slightly to Justus Drug Store in Smithville.
        It got quite a bit of press a few years ago. I haven't eaten there and don't know if it is still the "darling" it was a few years ago.

        http://www.drugstorerestaurant.com/ju...

        Sometimes we stop at Frederick Inn(not BBQ) in St. Joe. It can be pretty good and is very reasonable. There are a few new places in St. Joe and some BBQ as well but I haven't been to them. Rib Crib, famous Dave's and Bandanas are chains. There were a couple of places right on 29 a steak house north of St. Joe I would avoid.

        Omaha is supposed to be known for it's steaks but we haven't found a great one yet. Some others on this board might speak to that though. We do like Dario's and Jam's when we visit.