Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

6 recent ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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3002 W 47th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Most Recent Reviews


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At the original location, they are fantastic for those with celiac disease. They take precautions the moment I say I have celiac disease, have a dedicated fryer, and I have never been sick.

The Olathe location was the opposite experience. I didn't get sick, but they rolled their eyes and behaved poorly when I asked them to change their gloves.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Thought we would try this place as it was highly recommended in other reviews, but when we visited the Kansas City Live location, the restaurant manager refused to serve someone with a gluten allergy. He said there was way too much risk and tons of cross contamination in the kitchen. No separate prep space and potentially gluten in some seasonings and sauces. We won’t be back, sadly.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing BBQ! Cashier was extremely helpful in helping me decide what to get because their menu wasn’t marked. Luckily we went during a slower time so I didn’t feel like I was holding people up. I ordered the brisket and coleslaw and both were delicious. I was pretty nervous as there is a lot of bread and buns but they must have taken caution because I did not get sick at all. My family loved all their food as well! A must stop if you are looking for amazing BBQ!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Kitchen staff changed their gloves immediately when the cashier told them of my allergy. Most of the menu is GF but there is A LOT of bread floating around where they prepare food, and I got minorly glutened from my meal of ribs, pulled pork, brisket, cole slaw, and potato salad. Everything was undersalted, the sides egregiously so. The BBQ sauce is excellent though.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The best of the best in Kansas City!! Very knowledgeable and the first restaurant we seek out every time we’re in town. Great gluten options and my experiences have always been wonderful!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I was excited to try this place since it had great reviews and my family and I had just flown into Kansas City. I talked to the guy taking orders about what was gluten free and made sure he knew I needed mine gluten free. When my food came it had two slices of Texas toast on it and then as I dug down there was another slice under the meat. This place is hoping even at 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. So I stupidly tried to eat the meat hoping it wouldn’t be contaminated but before I even made it to my car I had stomach cramps. Maybe I just hit this place at a bad time but I have no intentions of ever going back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Did curbside from Joe’s of a half rack rib plate. It was delicious! I called ahead to confirm the ribs were indeed gluten free, and she said most things on their menu are, and listed the sides for me that were not. She shared they do have a dedicated fryer for the fries, and they also offer a gluten free bun for sandwiches. The online system allowed me to request no bread with my rib dinner and note an allergy. Everything was super tasty!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Joes has the best bbq I have ever had. They are very good with cross contamination and nice about it too! We have gone 2 days in a row because we love it so much!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Separate fryer for fries and they’ll change gloves. I got the bbq plate with fries.

The food is great!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The BBQ was good. They have a GF bun and will change gloves for you. No reaction.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Did not have a reaction. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Never had an issue say I need gluten free and get the ribs and sausage dinner with fries and have never had an issue. I have gone to the 119th & Roe location.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They did a glove change for me and had a list of menu items and could help me find what was GF quickly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I read the positive reviews...I was excited, so we tried it. Yet, here I sit 2 hours later- my stomach all jacked up. The staff seemed knowledgeable and they changed their gloves, assured me the fries were fried separately. I had the brisket and fries. I can’t leave a positive review of whether it’s actually GF or not (I’m leaning towards no), cuz 2 hours later I’m stuck in the bathroom. Edited to update: my gluten allergic daughter is also stuck in the bathroom with stomach issues- I cannot call this safe, especially if both of us are sick because of it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food, I had ribs, slaw, and fries and all was good! Their sauces and rubs are gluten free and their fries are in a separate fryer. I thought it might be a little dubious when I got to the counter to grab my takeout order and they asked if I was the one with "a bread allergy", but all was well. I've eaten here pre-diagnosis, so this was my first time getting their food gluten free. But I would never recommend eating in the restaurant, call ahead and get takeout! The wait times are INTENSE! We've waited for 1.5 hours before.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing barbecue. Knowledgeable staff. Dedicated fryer for fries. Must try!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent BBQ- as others said they changed their gloves and told me which sides were gf. Fries in dedicated fryer. Delicious!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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By far and away the best barbecue in Kansas City. Don't go anywhere else. Plus, they always change their gloves and are knowledgeable about cross contamination. Their fries are completely gf, and they are to die for. Never gotten sick here, so it's a staple at my house.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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No reaction after eating here multiple times

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Deathly ill for the 2nd time. Will not Be back.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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all change their gloves! very considerate and friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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OMG - I am super sensitive to CC. This place was awesome !!!! I did not get sick at all , no pain is a great day ! Would send anyone there with Celiac.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Employees know what celiac is and know the ingredients to all the food. They always change gloves to help prevent cross contamination

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Best BBQ is KC and BONUS the BBQ , sauce, spices and spicy slaw and fries are GF for my husband! This door is ridiculously good!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff changed gloves immediately after I asked which menu options were gf. All meats were gf except the chicken! I would suggest calling in and having a picnic rather than waiting for over an hour to eat.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When went here on a Saturday and got Lucky with the line! Go early! The kitchen staff was very accommodating and suggested multiple gluten free items. They also changed their gloves to do my dish. No menu but just ask and they will help you. I got pulled pork, no sauce or bun. They also sell Cow Town BBQ sauce which is gluten free. We loved it and bought a few bottles to go!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


Food just okay. One time stop only.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


I've always loved Joe's KC but recently got a really bad reaction about 3 weeks ago and am still recovering. Unfortunately I have to eliminate this place from my go-to indulgences now. And hopefully they will be more attentive to cross contamination for others but it's definitely not safe for celiacs.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Gluten Intolerant

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They have breadless options, GF fries and GF buns. They are very gluten aware.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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We’ve enjoyed going here a few times. They ask if ordering gf if it’s an allergy or preference. If allergy, they tell everyone down the line so that they can ensure safety all the way through. I’m gluten sensitive and my son has an allergy - he’s very cautious and has had no issues wearing here. Gf bun this time was dry, so I’d skip that but the meats and fries were delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Loved the food! The bun crumbles BUT I can’t remember the last time I had gluten free bbq food. I’ve been here twice, got the brisket and haven’t been sick. They ask when ordering if it’s an allergy vs a preference, which makes me feel safer.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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