"Hands Down the Best BBQ in Kansas City" - Travel + Leisure
Located in a Kansas City gas station, Joe’s KC Bar-B-Que is arguably the best BBQ joint in the BBQ capital of the world. Their award-winning smoked brisket & pulled pork transformed this local spot into one of the most popular restaurants in the country, earning praise from The New York Times to Food Network. Starting as a competition BBQ team named the Slaughterhouse Five in the 1990s, the Joe's KC team won some of the most prestigious BBQ contests before opening their restaurant. Featured as one of Anthony Bourdain's "13 Places to Eat Before You Die," Joe's KC is an American BBQ icon. Order their legendary Z-Man brisket sandwich & more favorites as if it were served at their gas station outpost.