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Winner  
Oklahoma Joe's
94% picked
vs.
Brobeck's BBQ
6% picked
Long lines affirm its inclusion on Anthony Bourdain's "13 Places to Eat Before You Die." The Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich is a top seller. Johnson County newcomer offers many competitors' sauces as well as its own. The ribs are smoked with a spicy dry rub.
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Oklahoma Joe's
90% picked
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Rosedale
10% picked
Long lines affirm its inclusion on Anthony Bourdain's "13 Places to Eat Before You Die." The Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich is a top seller. Opened during the Great Depression, it is the oldest barbecue joint in town and has stood the test of time against all comers.
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Oklahoma Joe's
76% picked
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Fiorella's Jack Stack
24% picked
Long lines affirm its inclusion on Anthony Bourdain's "13 Places to Eat Before You Die." The Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich is a top seller. KC's most upscale barbecue venue is not just a pretty face; often rated the best beans and best slaw in town.
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Oklahoma Joe's
80% picked
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Bryants
20% picked
Long lines affirm its inclusion on Anthony Bourdain's "13 Places to Eat Before You Die." The Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich is a top seller. The barbecue most often consumed by presidents during their visits to town. Best known for its powerful sauce and the sandwich maker's fingerprints on the white bread sandwiches.
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Rosedale
73% picked
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RJ's Bob-B-que
27% picked
Opened during the Great Depression, it is the oldest barbecue joint in town and has stood the test of time against all comers. Owner Bob is a former gourmet chef who's living his dream smoking meats. One of the few barbecue spots that serves breakfast.
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LC's BBQ
70% picked
vs.
Woodyard BBQ
30% picked
Royals and Chiefs fans stop at this little roadside joint on the way to a game, braving the line to get in on the massive beef sandwiches and thick french fries. In its "500 Places to Eat Before You Die," the national Roadfood crew highlighted the burnt-end chili here.
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LC's BBQ
22% picked
vs.
Fiorella's Jack Stack
78% picked
Royals and Chiefs fans stop at this little roadside joint on the way to a game, braving the line to get in on the massive beef sandwiches and thick french fries. KC's most upscale barbecue venue is not just a pretty face; often rated the best beans and best slaw in town.
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Hillsdale Bank BBQ
17% picked
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Fiorella's Jack Stack
83% picked
The spicy sausage and pork burnt ends are among the attractions of this 1906 bank redo with adjoining caboose. KC's most upscale barbecue venue is not just a pretty face; often rated the best beans and best slaw in town.
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Danny Edwards
47% picked
vs.
BB's Lawnside
53% picked
Its namesake learned the trade from his dad, BBQ king Jake Edwards. Burnt ends and tender brisket give this place its claim to fame. The only barbecue restaurant with an emphasis on live music, mostly the blues, to chew by. Blues bands rock the evenings away.
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BB's Lawnside
32% picked
vs.
Gates
68% picked
The only barbecue restaurant with an emphasis on live music, mostly the blues, to chew by. Blues bands rock the evenings away.  The ambiance may lack the charm of some, but the fare is solid.
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Gates
49% picked
vs.
Bryants
51% picked
The ambiance may lack the charm of some, but the fare is solid. The barbecue most often consumed by presidents during their visits to town. Best known for its powerful sauce and the sandwich maker's fingerprints on the white bread sandwiches.
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Johnny's Hickory House Bar-B-Q
23% picked
vs.
Gates
77% picked
Deep-fried smoked chicken is a signature dish. Fried pickles help differentiate it from the pack.  The ambiance may lack the charm of some, but the fare is solid.
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Smokin' Guns BBQ
74% picked
vs.
Filling Station
26% picked
Ever since its burnt ends were featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," this establishment has been booming. This adorable building in Lee's Summit used to be a gas station; serves wings in addition to the typical barbecue BBQ fare.
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Smokin' Guns BBQ
26% picked
vs.
Bryants
74% picked
Ever since its burnt ends were featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," this establishment has been booming. The barbecue most often consumed by presidents during their visits to town. Best known for its powerful sauce and the sandwich maker's fingerprints on the white bread sandwiches.
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Earl Quick's Bar-B-Q
20% picked
vs.
Bryants
80% picked
Regulars flock here for the tender and meaty ribs. Though it's now owned by Earl's son, nothing's changed in 47 years. The barbecue most often consumed by presidents during their visits to town. Best known for its powerful sauce and the sandwich maker's fingerprints on the white bread sandwiches.
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