Road Trip: Oklahoma Joe’s is the place for KC Barbeque

We took to the road and headed out to Kansas City in search of the best KC Barbeque. Heading East on I-70 our thoughts were on some delicious, juicy, KC Barbeque. You know what I am talking about, it’s world famous, everyone knows! Mouth watering barbeque is always something to drool over, like bacon…. and cheeseburgers.

Of course we had to do our research. So we consulted sources familiar to all… Zagat, Yelp, Google Reviews, Trip Advisor, Guy Fieri and the totally cool Anthony Bourdain. There was one place consistently in the top 3 from all sources. Who would it be? Who’s name kept coming up over and over again? Oklahoma Joe’s of course!

Hands down the #1 place for KC Barbeque is the undisputed Oklahoma Joe’s. With 3 locations serving the greater Kansas City area, it wasn’t hard to get to one right from I-70.

We took 435 South and exited in Olathe to get to the Strang Line Road location.

Oklahoma Joes KC Barbeque

The is one of their new locations, its nice, new and spacious!
Oklahoma Joes Olathe

Nice big menu, great selection, pretty good prices.

Oklahoma Joes Menu

We ordered the Full Slab Dinner, it came with bread, beans and pickles… does it get any better than this:

Oklahoma Joes KC BBQ Ribs

Everybody recommended the Z Man Sandwich, read the description:

“Slow-smoked beef brisket, smoked provolone cheese, topped with two crispy onion rings on a toasted Kaiser roll”

How could we resist?

Here it is, of course the BBQ sauce smothering took place right after this photo….

The Z Man OK Joes

The youngest in our crew ordered the barbeque chicken plate:

kids_chicken_KC Barbeque

This guy was great:

Oklahoma Joes Dude

Just a small sampling of Awards:


Something also must be said about the french fries, they are seriously the best fries we have ever had.  They were off the charts, phenomenal!  I would drive back for those alone, the seasoning is amazing!

Oklahoma Joes Fries


We are ready to head back, this could be an expensive addiction.  Kansas City is 8 hours from Denver.  Wishing I had a juicy rib right now.

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