The 10 Best BBQ Joints in Kansas!

If you find yourself in Kansas craving exceptional barbecue, you’ve come to the right place. Kansas has excellent barbecue served up by experts at their craft, and inspired by the best in the country. Here are the best barbecue joints in the state. 

1. Billy’s Blue Duck BBQ, Liberal, KS

There is a little something for everyone at Billy’s inside Billy Ayr Lanes in Liberal. It might just be the best Kansas barbecue around which includes all the “Blue Duck specialties” section on the menu. Good barbecue, good service, and when you get done eating, work your meal off bowling.

2. Cox Bros. BBQ, Manhattan, KS

Drive by and roll your window down, you will have to stop and try the Cox Bros. BBQ in Manhattan. The Cox brothers have been cooking up some of the best barbecue in Kansas for years. Good food and good service are top priorities at this restaurant.

3. Bobby D’s Merchant St. BBQ, Emporia, KS

“It’s all about the meat” is what Bobby D’s restaurant in Emporia says about their award-winning barbecue. The owner Bobby D quit his day job in 2001 and has been perfecting his restaurant’s barbecue. Mouthwatering, super delicious barbecue made the Kansas way, just right!

4. Jack Stack BBQ, Overland Park, KS

Three generations of the Fiorella family members have cooked and continue to cook some of the best barbecue meals in Kansas. Mastering cooking the best meats over hickory wood, this barbecue restaurant is famous among locals and throughout the area for their “mouth-watering, award winning” dishes. 

5. Slap’s BBQ, Kansas City, KS

What happens when two brothers decide to do competitive barbecuing? They get better and better at producing good barbecue and they win, win, win competitive events. Then they open an awesome restaurant called Slap’s BBQ in Kansas City and their barbecue food becomes well known. Every bite ensures great barbecue made with passion to perfection.

6. When Pigs Fly, Wichita, KS

Mouthwatering, jaw dropping means awesome barbecue in Kansas and When Pigs Fly restaurant in Wichita fires up the cooker and adds those special flavors you get tender, amazing barbecue. This barbecue is award winning and some of the best served by awesome staff. 

7. Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ, Hutchinson, KS

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ in Hutchinson is a family owned restaurant that opened in 1982. At Roy’s you can order your barbecue ribs, beef, pork, hot or mild links and turkey by the sandwich, dinner, or by the pound and it is awesome! The atmosphere is great, the staff is friendly and the barbecue is remarkable.

8. Baxter Springs Smokehouse, Baxter Springs, KS

Locals say the Baxter Springs Smokehouse in Baxter Springs is the best barbecue in the four-state area. This casual family restaurant serves sensational barbecue cooked to perfections and served to your table by friendly staff since 2006.

9. The Hickory Hut, Salina, KS

The Hickory Hut in Salina is serious barbecue that has become a Salina traditions for over 30 years. The flavors are barbecue perfection and the staff is friendly. It is no mystery why it is called “serious barbecue.” All the locals and loyal customers describe this barbecue as the best!

10. Geno’s Bar-B-Q, Kechi, KS

Looking for a laid-back relaxed atmosphere, then walk in Geno’s Bar-B-Q in Kechi. The ambiance is wonderful, the staff is attentive and the meat, the brisket, pulled pork, hot links, ham and all the barbecue meat are flavored in the best sauces. You just have to try this barbecue!

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