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L C's Bar-B-Q

5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO - (816) 923-4484
LC's is one of the great barbecue joints, in Kansas City or anywhere. The burnt ends "sandwich" is an impossibly large pile of meat chunks doused with their terrific celery seed accented barbecue sauce, garnished with white bread. The mountain of fresh-cut fries is first rate.
93% Approval Rating (31 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Beef Sandwich
BBQ Beans
Turkey Sandwich
Burnt End Sandwich
French Fries
French Fries
Burnt Ends
Burnt Ends
BBQ Beans
Ribs (slab)
Sliced Beef (pound)
Ribs

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In the ongoing and certainly never-ending debate over which KC Q joints reign supreme, and which have passed their prime, let us nominate LC's in the former category. For our money, LC's is one of the greats, in Kansas City or anywhere. "When you see a fork in the ..."   [Read More]
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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"LC's is a no-frills barbecue parlor where all dishware and utensils are disposable. A television set is always on in one corner of the room and a few dusty game-animal trophies adorn the walls. Place your order and pay for it at the counter, where you have a great view ..."   [Read More]
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Marty Boyer
January 30, 2007
"I came out to Kansas City under the guise of helping a friend move, but I really came here to eat. My friend had received a recommendation from a cab driver, L C's Bar-B-Q. I didn’t even know it was on Roadfood.com (part of my travel-bible) until I recently looked, ..."   [Read More]
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Kaye Ganz
August 25, 2011
"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 ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

5800 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO
(816) 923-4484

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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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