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1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-3859
+1 816-255-3753
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-3859
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am always skeptical when it comes to trying a different BBQ spot, especially when people are telling you it's the best they've ever had. I grew up in the KC area but have been away for many years being a chef and eating my...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking forward to some 'cue after driving all day from Texas. Went to our first choice, but on a Wed. night, there was an hour and a half wait. The lovely hostess there directed us to Q39, and it couldn't have worked out...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Traveling thru Kansas City area and looked up reviews on TripAdvisor in advance for best bbq for our short stay. This was rated number 1, so we had to eat here. Couldn’t decide so we each got 3 combo plate with fries or vegetables. The...More

Thank sutrotower
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't have many good options for BBQ in Minneapolis so being able to try Q39 was a great experience. The sides were just as good as the main plates and the servers did a great job of handling the crowds! We had a table...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best bbq I have ever had. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant environment was welcoming and classy. Definitely would recommend.

Thank MrsKopi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in on the way to the airport to fly home. Arrived around 1pm - the place was still full from the lunch crowd. Grabbed a seat at the bar. Started with some Mac & Cheese. Really tasty! Lots to choices on the menu. I...More

Thank catlaw98
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

OMG!! So, so, soooo good! We had onion straws ($7.00), Pit Master (9.59), Brisket BBG Plate with beans and coke slaw ($18.00-shared meal) and 2 beers (5.50 each). Very, very good. Our services was Anissa and she was great!

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I want to start of by saying that the meats would get 10 out of 5 stars. The flavors were just simply amazing! Brisket, ribs and pulled pork, all perfect! Now that that's out of the way, I'm only giving 3 stars due to the...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the most famous barbacoa place in Kansas city the smoked ribs was juicy the onions rings plate is to share good taste was very good

Thank ada92871
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is some of the best BBQ we've had, as well as great service and friendly staff! Delicious spare ribs, chicken and brisket. The beans are amazing and the potato salad was a great choice for a hot day. I would highly recommend going here...More

Thank patn03
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27 June 2018|
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Response from Stacie S | Reviewed this property |
Q39 has not been around near as long as other popular bbq restaurants in KC, but I believe that their bbq is one of the best! I think they are an excellent representation of what traditional Kansas City Barbecue is! If you... More
2 April 2018|
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Response from jcr6fd | Reviewed this property |
I would call for sure, but I don’t remember seeing a private area
2 April 2018|
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Response from Danny B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have a room for a private group. We take bus groups of as many as 50 there when we are in KC.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-3859
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-255-3753
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