7 Best “Finger Lickin” Ribs in Kansas City

June 14, 2017

By Lauren Morley

When you think of Kansas City, you think of barbecue. No great barbecue joint is complete without a signature rack of ribs. Check out this list of the best places to enjoy some “finger lickin” ribs in Kansas City.

1. Gates Bar-B-Q

If you are looking for a place to grab a mouth watering plate of ribs, Gates is the place for you. With a relaxed atmosphere and recipe that will make your taste-buds sing, you can’t do Kansas City barbecue without a pit stop at Gates.

3205 Main St Kansas City, MO 64111 | Website

2. Arthur Bryant’s 

A Kansas City legend, Arthur Bryant’s is a must try on your journey for the best ribs in KC! Arthur was dubbed the “King of Ribs”, so you can’t go wrong with hitting up this joint.

1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127 | Website

3. Joe’s Kansas City 

Don’t let the outside of this place fool you, although it’s located in a gas station, the food will blow your mind. Stop by and enjoy the unique dining experience the Joe’s has to offer, throw in some delicious food and you’ve hit the BBQ jackpot.

3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103 | Website

4. Smokin’ Guns BBQ 

Looking for some award winning barbecue? Look no further! Smokin’ Guns supplies quality meats with traditional, yet unique sides to complement it. You can’t pass this place up!

1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012 | Website

5. Q39

Combine made from scratch cooking with traditional barbecue dishes and you have Q39. These mouthwatering meals have been a hit in Kansas City and they are sure to be a hit with you as well.

1000 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO | Website

6. Jack Stack Barbecue 

With a wide variety of ribs on the menu, Jack Stack has something for everyone to enjoy. Known for cooking their dishes with hickory wood, customers can enjoy a unique flavor with each traditional dish.

101 W 22nd St. #300 Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website

7. Slap’s BBQ

Another award winning Kansas City barbecue joint to add to your must try list! With many combinations available you’ll be able to combine delicious options on the menu and satisfy your barbecue cravings!

553 Central Ave Kansas City, KS 66101 | Website

Each of these places are perfect for getting a delicious rack of ribs. Kansas City barbecue is like no other, and these 7 spots are perfect representations of how great BBQ can be. So get to eatin’ and enjoy some world class barbecue!

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