Restaurants in Kansas City, KS

Barbecue in Kansas  City, Kansas, is the real deal. For instance, look at a place called Woodyard Bar-B-Que. It really did start as a woodyard, selling cherry, pecan, and applewood logs to local barbecue parlors. It still sells wood to restaurants and private barbecueists, but it also cooks and serves wonderful pulled pork, ribs, and, on Friday, pecan-smoked salmon. Of special note are Woodyard’s burnt ends, which are available as topping for multi-bean chili. A completely different culinary experience will be found down in Prairie Village at Caffetteria, an eatery and marketplace serving such crafty fare as sweet potato hash, veggie pizza, avocado toast, house-made meat balls, poke bowls, and vegetarian sandwiches.

Kansas City’s Best Restaurants

Great heap of mixed pork & beef shreds, thick with BBQ sauce
Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

KANSAS CITY, KS

Woodyard Bar-B-Que

KANSAS CITY, KS

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