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Ink: The A-Z list of Kansas City-area barbecue restaurants, food trucks (July 2018)

Published: 10 Jul 2018
Ink: The A-Z list of Kansas City-area barbecue restaurants, food trucks (July 2018)

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People who love Kansas City barbecue have more restaurant choices than ever before.

The latest count shows the metro has about 100 options, from food trucks to tiny joints tucked into strip malls to sit-down restaurants with double-sided fireplaces and hickory-smoked prime rib.

And more are coming.

The Kansas City area had more than 90 area barbecue establishments when The Star did a count back in 2000. That number dropped to around 75 in 2009 after the recessio

While most regions are known for one, maybe two, different cuts or proteins, Zagat recently said Kansas City has a bit of everything: pork, beef, chicken, lamb, mutton and, yes, even fish. But it is best known for two things: burnt ends and sauce.

Here’s an A-Z guide to what’s in the Kansas City area. To add to the list, send an email to (This list was last updated in February 2018)

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 5 area locations

▪ 9000 N.W. Skyview Ave. 816-505-3900

▪ 2510 N.E. Vivion Road, 816-453-7427

▪ 1348 S. Noland Road, Independence. 816-833-7427

▪ 1736 N.W. Chipman Road, Lee’s Summit. 816-554-7427

▪ 600 S. Missouri 291, Liberty. 816-407-7427


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