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Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is No. 4 on Yelp’s 100 ‘must try’ list

The slab of ribs and Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich at Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, 3002 W. 47th St.
The slab of ribs and Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich at Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, 3002 W. 47th St. The Kansas City Star

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has earned the “must try within this lifetime” status from Yelp.

Yelp, a website and mobile application that helps people find “great local businesses,” put Joe’s at No. 4 on its new “Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016: Fast Track to a Food Coma.”

The ranking is based on reviews of these businesses by Yelp users. Yelp’s data science team analyzed which places were the all-time most popular and well reviewed on Yelp. (Joe’s has an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 with more than 1,800 reviews).

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has locations in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood and Olathe.

Memphis-based Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which opened a restaurant near Joe’s in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday, came in at No. 58 on the list.

Three St. Louis restaurants also made the list: Bogart’s Smokehouse at No. 18, Pappy’s Smokehouse at No. 29, and Blues City Deli at No. 96.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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