By: Dave O.
Trying to recommend the best BBQ in Kansas City is like trying to describe the best beach in Florida or the most scenic view of the Rocky Mountains. It's a very specific and personal choice. For me, enjoying BBQ includes a delicious meal and more. As a matter of perspective, let me say that I get a good feeling - right off the bat - when I walk in and see elbows on the tables and families with well-behaved kids. If you're looking for a fancy and quiet dining experience Q39 isn't your place. If, on the other hand, you want amazing and different BBQ dishes where the atmosphere and staff are pleasant and inviting, your table's waiting. Q39 has an appealing urban-industrial feel coupled with excellent table service (no order counter here). Fellow patrons are an eclectic mix of young, old, upscale, middle-income, families and couples - much like the area Q39 is a part of. My wife and I discovered Q39 in April of '14, just a few days after they opened, and became immediate fans. It obviously wasn't very busy then and the owner, Rob, came by our table to personally recommend his favorite dishes and sides. It felt that comfortable each time we returned during our extended stay in KC.Although we live three hours from Kansas City we recently decided on Q39 for celebrating our son's 21st birthday along with family ranging in age from 4 to 81. Sensing that our BBQ spot might be a bit busier now, a year later, I made reservations. A wise move it turns out - Q39 is no longer an undiscovered gold nugget in KC's stream of BBQ restaurants. It's been found and it's being embraced. I would recommend making reservations for groups of more than two or three. Our entire group had a terrific time and EVERYONE loved the food. Add twelve more "regulars" to Q39.You'd think a fast growing, "up-n-coming" place would quickly loose its original charm. Wrong. One of Rob's award-winning BBQ team members, Shawn took the phone reservation I made two days ahead. I mentioned we opted to make the three hour trek because of our early experiences. When we arrived, my family went in while I parked and then joined them at our table. My wife said that a man named Shawn met them at the door, told her he had taken our reservation and thank her for traveling all the way from Parsons. I was surprised by such a personal experience from a manager but more surprised when Shawn made a point of catching me as I was leaving to again express his appreciation for our business.If the staff of Q39 value the relationship with their customers this highly imagine how much attention they devote to the brisket!
By: butterflyrosebethie
Jericho Cuisine
This place is great. The owner is so kind and polite!! He really makes us feel welcomed and like he appreciates our business. They even have a punch card for repeat customers. They specialize in mediterranean food but also have other items on the menu. The first time I had a Philly cheese steak which was the best I can ever remember. The second time I had a Jericho Burger which was a great spin on the classic burger. I will be back and I would recommend anyone who reads this give it a try. Supporting locally owned and operated businesses is good for all of us.
By: kcmarlin
Cafe Sophia
Cafe Sophia is located in the same building that I work in and it is fabulous. I often eat there for Breakfast and lunch because it is convenient and fast, just a short elevator ride to the first floor. The staff is friendly and fun. They can even cater for business meetings/lunches. I have even brought my family to eat there so we could spend time together over my lunch break. I highly recommend it and encourage others to check it out. Thank you Bethany and staff!
By: jeff1946
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
Meat is sold by weight in brown butcher's paper. Butcher's paper covered tables. Huge portions for the $. All meat is prepared in large brick smoker ovens behind the counter. Meat orders come with sliced white bread for making sandwiches if you're so inclined. You won't believe how good this BBQ is. Wonderful fries & onion rings. Three different sauces offered. The original Kansas City BBQ institution. The real deal. Funky. Don't miss this place!!!
By: karen.pestano
Cook Shack Cafe
I have been here several times, and every single time the food has been fantastic. I've tried the breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and pancakes. I really like the seasoning they put on the eggs in particular. The waitstaff has been nothing but friendly, outgoing, and helpful. They seem to know the menu really well and are great at asking the right questions. I took my 3 young sons once, and they can't wait to go back!
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By: maureeng
Smokin Guns BBQ & Catering
We stopped in today after finding this place on the Diners Driveins and Dives list. Husband had the Triple D (burnt ends, smoked turkey and brisket). Brisket was dry, ends were chewy but tasty, turkey was moist but not smokey. I had Ribs and Chicken (white meat). Ribs were the best of both of our meals. The chicken was pretty dry and skin was not crisp. We did our DDD for KC MO. Enough said.
By: heindelkevin
Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge
It doesn't look like much on the outside,However, I assure you there will be NO REGRETS when you walk in....It's EVERYTHING YOU'D IMAGINE AN AUTHENTIC Italian restaurant to look and feel like...Great Atmosphere, Great Food, by far a place that you'd go back again too WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!If you're staying downtown and want a great place to eat...ENJOY!!!Kevin
By: kimmiekay816
I have lived in the neighborhood for sometime now, I am so thrilled to have this place near to me! The place is so chill, the food is to die for. Plus now they have a happy hour everyday they are open! (3-6) & its not just liquer, they also offer some food too.everyone there is so nice & they really make everyone feel welcome.i love this place!
By: robardssl
Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge
We just moved downtown and wanted to take friends out for dinner. The food the prices and the service was excellent. I had the pasta with clams in a white sauce. The best ever! I would have rated 5 stars IF the decor was more in the year 2000 but with food and service like we had, I will give them a pass. We will be back.
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By: King E.
Celiny Cafe & Restaurant
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