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L C's Bar-B-Q

5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO - (816) 923-4484
Posted By Kaye Ganz on 8/25/2011 2:15:00 PM
Some friends invited us on a trip to Kansas City and the one thing we recommended, LC's (based on Roadfood recommendation), was a huge disappointment. First of all, I understand that you're not going there for fine dining, but the place was absolutely filthy. I don't care how old a place is, it doesn't cost much to use soap and water, people. And the smoke! I get it, the meat is smoked, but the dining room was so full of smoke, our eyes hurt and watered for hours afterward.

The food was OK, but nothing so good you'd want to come back, especially to that awful dirty dining room. We tried turkey, pork, sliced brisket, and ribs. All were tender and OK. The potato salad was pedestrian and the beans were pretty good. When I asked about a spicier sauce, I was told I'd have to purchase a bottle; they don't have any for their dine-in customers. No iced tea, which I found odd for a barbeque place.

I've been all over the country and have used Roadfood as an eating guide with much success. In my opinion, this "legendary" spot is WAY past its prime, and I would not recommend.

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LC's burnt ends actually are cut to order from the outside and edges of the brisket. A sandwich made from them is impossible to pick up by hand.
"LC's burnt ends actually are cut to order from the outside and edges of the brisket. A sandwich made from them is impossible to pick up by hand."
Michael Stern





A close-up shows the variety of texture in burnt ends.
"A close-up shows the variety of texture in burnt ends."
Michael Stern


A burnt ends sandwich is an amazing plate of food.
"A burnt ends sandwich is an amazing plate of food."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Although the ribs at LC's are thick and meaty, they don't quite reach the heights of the burnt ends.
"Although the ribs at LC's are thick and meaty, they don't quite reach the heights of the burnt ends."
Cliff Strutz


LC's cuts its own potatoes for fries.
"LC's cuts its own potatoes for fries."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


LC's smoked beef is as good as we've had anywhere.
"LC's smoked beef is as good as we've had anywhere."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The aroma of these smoking meats is nearly overpowering.
"The aroma of these smoking meats is nearly overpowering."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


LC's menu board. Click on the photo for a more readable view.
"LC's menu board. Click on the photo for a more readable view."
Cliff Strutz


Note the 'LC' embossed on the doors of LC's pit.
"Note the 'LC' embossed on the doors of LC's pit."
Michael Stern


The extremely humble dining room includes a TV that is always on in the corner. Note the roll of paper towels on the table: you will need them!
"The extremely humble dining room includes a TV that is always on in the corner. Note the roll of paper towels on the table: you will need them!"
Michael Stern


An outside view of one of Kansas City's best barbecue parlors
"An outside view of one of Kansas City's best barbecue parlors"
Michael Stern


You'll smell LC's long before you see it.
"You'll smell LC's long before you see it."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Look for LC's at the fork with the oddly named Sni-A-Bar Road.
"Look for LC's at the fork with the oddly named Sni-A-Bar Road."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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