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  1. sfo1
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    Ok, all you BBQ foodies, I will be spending a night Kansas City Ks, and the best, hands down BBQ restaurant is?
     
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    I personally like Jack Stacks. I tried several BBQ joints there including Bryant's and Gates, but I thought that Jack Stacks was immensely better than all the others. We ate in the Country Club Plaza location.
     
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    I've tried quite a few in KC and have to agree with Marcwint55... Jack Stacks is the one of the best of the bunch...http://www.jackstackbbq.com/jack-stack-plaza.aspx

    Another is Oklahoma Joes... located in a former gas station (yes, I said gas station) and has equally good BBQ... http://www.oklahomajoesbbq.com/

    But when it comes to "good BBQ" it really comes down to your individual taste. There are many different ways of preparing BBQ and each one of us has a different "best"... try a few different places and let us know what you think! Good eating!
     
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    I will only have time for one place to go, my preference is for wet BBQ, not a huge fan of just a dry rub without sauce.
     
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    Oklahoma Joe's has my vote, but you really can't go wrong with either of the places mentioned so far.
     
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    If I had only one BBQ joint to hit in Kansas City, there is no question it would be LC's Bar-B-Q and I would be ordering burnt ends.
     
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    then my vote for the one place in KC would be the following:
    I always try to hit Fiorella's Jack Stack because of the lamb ribs, delicious, I wish more BBQ places would prepare lamb.
     
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    Lamb Ribs, oh, I love lamb, are they really tender, fall off the bone?
     
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    The lamb ribs at Jack Stack have a bit of chew on them but are by no means tough.
    I liked them but tend to go with the burnt ends.

    Here's my ranking from the last trip we took, a month or two ago. As
    with the Consumer Reports, the differences within a group are
    insubstantial.

    I have not been to the Jack Stack in Kansas but have had good luck in
    the downtown KCMo locations. I believe that the main OK Joe is in
    KCKs.

    Very good to Excellent
    Jack Stack (burnt ends, ribs from various animals)
    Oklahoma Joe's (burnt ends, ribs)
    Woodyard (brisket)
    BB's Lawnside (burnt ends)
    Q's Que (burnt ends)

    Good to Very good
    KC Smokehouse (burnt ends)
    Brobeck's (ribs)
    Munchin' Hogs at Cafe Weatherby (brisket, extra fatty)
    Wabash (brisket)

    Poor to Fair
    Zarda's (meh)
    Rosedale (nah)
     
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    I have never been disappointed with Smoke House in Gladstone MO, just across the state line the beef brisket and beans are the best.try it, let me know. There is one on the way to the city from the airport but I the the one in Gladstone is by far the best.
     
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    I got that impression from your list:D
     
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    per violist's post, they do have some chew to them (I personally prefer ribs with a bit of chew as opposed to falling off the bone) so perhaps that's why I was quite pleased with them.
     
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    Just a question burnt ends (various animals) ah, what animals, fussy eater here.:eek:
     
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    Burnt ends are generally beef brisket. At Jack Stack and a couple other places
    you can get other kinds of burnt ends (pork shoulder or - shudder - sausage).

    Jack Stack sells ribs of beef, pork, and lamb
     
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    Since MCI (or KC) is my home (really, Independence, but you know) I thought I would chime in on this. I am only focusing on the good to great restaurants, and as always YMMV.

    5 Must eats if you go to KC:

    OK Joe's, and eat at the original gas station location. BBQ without ambience just isn't the same.
    LC's...break-off of Arthur Bryants, dingy, still some of the best BBQ and amazing homestyle fries.
    Arthur Bryants is a KC standard. It could be terrible, and you should still go there.
    Jack Stack is good, but we would call it "preppy BBQ"...;)
    One off the beaten path is Bates City BBQ...hidden and sneaky good.

    You could throw in several more in that group of 5 and be good, but I would definitely say the top 2 are can't miss.
     
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