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Kansas City BBQ & Other Restaurant Recommendations

rgottheim Jul 25, 2013 11:55 AM

I'm going to be visiting KC next week and wanted to get thoughts/recommendations on the restaurants that I should go to.

From my research the list of possible places includes:

Oklahoma Joe - http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/
Arthur Bryant's - http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/index.htm
LC's BBQ - http://nobullbbq.com/tag/lcs-bbq/
Gate's BBQ http://www.gatesbbq.com/
Stroud's Oak Ridge Manor - http://www.stroudsrestaurant.com/
Burg & Barrel - http://www.burgandbarrel.com/
Jack Stack's - http://www.jackstackbbq.com/splash-stores.aspx
Blanc Burgers - http://www.blancburgers.com/plaza.html
Osteria il Centro - http://www.osteriailcentro.com/
Spin Pizza - http://www.spinpizza.com/locations-an...

Thoughts? Am I missing anything? Appreciate any feedback or recommendations.

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    cwdonald Jul 29, 2013 10:53 AM

    Regarding pizza, I personally prefer Pizzabella to Spin.

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      chileheadmike Jul 28, 2013 02:43 PM

      Gotta agree with everyone on LC's.

      Brobeck's for ribs if you're in Leawood.

      I'm no fan of Gate's. If you're dropping one, that would be my choice.

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        Bobfrmia Jul 25, 2013 03:22 PM

        Used to hit KC a couple times a year. My first stop after leaving my driveway in Des Moines was LC's. Burnt ends. Best bbq I've ever had. Not a fan of sauce, so I order it on the side. I recommend doing that.
        Should note it has been a few years since I've been.

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        1. re: Bobfrmia
          SFLisa Jul 27, 2013 10:50 AM

          I agree, have never had bbq to compare with the burnt ends at LC's - have been there in the past month and they are still great.

          Jack Stack is more of a restaurant than a bbq place - if you go, get the beans.

          I have not been terribly impressed by Spin, but we had a group from all of over the country staying in KC for the past three weeks, and they liked Spin so much, they went back three times.

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