City’s Best: Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ


Add another award to the mile-high pile for Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ. Kansas Citians know good barbecue, and because the nation’s best is affordable too, OK Joe’s easily won our City’s Best Value restaurant category.

Oklahoma Joe’s has won just about every award and recognition you could imagine. They’ve won over 30 awards for their barbecue including multiple Grand Championships at the American Royal Open, multiple first place finishes at Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championship, and enough city and state grand championships across the land to work up a hunger for their Z-Man beef brisket sandwich.

If you’re a Carolina Pork barbecue devotee, they’ve got you covered on that front, too. Also, OK Joe’s has been honored as “Manliest Restaurant in America” by Men’s Health and touted in national publications such as USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and David Byrne have found their way to this humble purveyor of smoked meat deliciousness. Still, none of this matters as much as our coveted City’s Best award…and how quickly we can make our way to the line at Oklahoma Joe’s Kansas locations in Kansas City, Olathe and Leawood.