Kansas barbecue restaurant makes Yelp’s ‘top 100’ in U.S. list

Just one area restaurant made Yelp’s fifth annual “Top 100 Places to Eat for 2018” list.

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, in the original gas station location at 3002 W. 47th Ave. in Kansas City, Kan., was No. 69 on the list.

Yelp looked at the reviews received by businesses in the restaurant and food categories, considering both the rating and the volume of the reviews. If a business had multiple locations, Yelp kept the highest ranked location. Joe’s also has area locations in Leawood and Olathe.

TKB Bakery & Deli in Indio, Calif., took the top spot, followed by Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, Ariz.

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has made many national lists. In 2017, it was named “America’s best barbecue” by the New York Post, and was one of Zagat’s best regional barbecues.

Kansas City has more than 100 barbecue eateries. Here’s the A-Z list:

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC