About Us

Since 2014, we’ve served chef-driven barbeque built on the hybrid of traditional culinary training and competition barbeque by founder Chef Rob Magee, whose innovation carries on in the work of Executive Chef Philip Thompson.

Our Story

The story of Q39 began long before we opened our doors in 2014. Our roots in championship BBQ run deep, and the legacy of late founder Chef Rob Magee lives on.

There’s something about BBQ that brings people together. We love partnering with local businesses and organizations to support their missions and uplift the Kansas City community

Mission & Vision

Q39 is Kansas City BBQ with a twist. We pair competition-style techniques and award-winning flavors with innovative, chef-driven concepts for the ultimate BBQ experience. Whether we’re grilling for six judges or sixty customers, we don’t take shortcuts; expect fresh ingredients, sliced-to-order brisket straight from the smoker, Certified Angus Burgers ground in-house daily, and wood-fired grilled plates served from flame to table. Our customers come for the Q, stay for the craft cocktails, and return for the service.

Upcoming Events & Specials

BBQ is more than something you eat– it’s an experience. We curate unique dinners, events and menu specials to take your love of BBQ to the next level. Take a look and join us! 


Does our delicious BBQ have you in a daze? Don’t worry—we’ve got the answers to your most frequently asked questions about Q39.

Meet the Team

It takes a team of all-stars to serve up championship winning BBQ! Read their biographies to learn more about the leaders and MVPs of the Q39 team. 


It takes the best people to be among the best BBQ restaurants in Kansas City. We’re recruiting top talent to join our championship BBQ team. Take your food and beverage career from good to great. Apply today!


Join us for an exclusive, immersive class on grilling and smoking to perfection.