There’s no shortage of fantastic barbecue restaurants in the Kansas City area, and if you’re staying with us at Walnut Grove RV Park, be sure to visit at least one of them. From USDA-certified beef, pulled pork or brisket, to Polish and house-made chipotle sausage… it all finds its way to a BBQ grill here in Kansas City! Baked beans, creamy coleslaw, and cheesy corn bakes are a few of the sides that find room on our BBQ platters! With so many choices, you’re bound to find just the right spot for a taste of Kansas City’s legendary barbecue history.
Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Q is one of our favorites! Anthony Bourdain named this wildly popular barbecue destination inside an old gas station, ‘One of Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die.’ National and regional publications have piled on more kudos and Joe’s was Zagat Rated #1 Barbecue in Kansas City. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Q serves contest-quality pulled pork, burnt ends, smoked chicken and much more. Composed of sliced smoked brisket, smoked provolone, onion rings, and barbecue sauce served inside a Kaiser roll, the Z-Man sandwich has an enormous following. Eating at ‘Joe’s’ is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Another one to visit while staying at Walnut Grove RV Park is Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue. This isn’t your typical down-home barbecue joint. With beautiful oak bars and chic patios, these are probably the most sophisticated sauce houses this city has ever seen. They also happen to make melt-in-your-mouth traditional Kansas City barbecue. From its humble beginnings in 1957 as a neighborhood joint in Martin City, the family began cooking meats like certified Angus beef over hickory wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country.
Q39 is another hot spot when it comes to the best ‘que around. Enjoy favorites including their brisket plate and burnt ends along with a local craft brew. Their open dining space is inviting and comfortable, and is the perfect place to meet friends and family alike.
In the mood for an authentic Kansas City BBQ sandwich? How about burnt end chili? Then check out Woodyard Bar-B-Que over on Merriam Lane! Enjoy the full experience great sides and a variety of beers. Meat by the pound is also available for purchase at this local hot spot.
Want to try them all? Then book an afternoon with KC Barbecue Tours! This bus-guided food tour takes you to all the best places in Kansas City, from world-renowned restaurants to hidden gems. This locally owned and operated business was voted as Kansas City’s top food tour, so be sure to take advantage of this experience when you’re in town!
Walnut Grove RV Park and the Kansas City area have more than 100 barbecue restaurants, a number of which are nationally renowned. Our area is also home to several large barbecue cooking contests, notably the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle and the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world. No matter how you cook or slice it up, Walnut Grove RV Park is deeply rooted in the global barbecue consciousness. And there’s nowhere else on earth that offers such a unique, diverse and delicious love of barbecue that draws folks from all over the world! Compliment an out of this world BBQ with an out of this world stay at Walnut Grove RV Park! Visit our website link to learn more and to book online today!