In a country that adores beef, the competition for the best steak, burger and strip in the States is 50 deep. But Kansas City, Kansas tops the list time and again as a prime location for mouthwatering red meat. So, when you are ready to indulge in a delectable steak, burger, or BBQ to reward yourself for kicking butt at the gym, or for a solid date night, look no further than the pitmasters in our hometown.
Kansas City luminary, Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, known to locals as just Joe’s, is so good amongst locals, that we don’t even seem to mind that it’s located in an old gas station. We’ll do anything to get our hands on some life-changing ribs, burnt ends, and some of America’s best brisket with smoked provolone, onion rings, and a kaiser roll. The Z-Man, named after local sportscaster Mike Zarrick, is believed by some (us) to be the secret superfood that ignited a hot streak in the slumping Royals back in 2013 when Joe’s sent 51 sandwiches to the clubhouse.
With one of the best bbq joints in the country located just around the corner, it’s hard not to get a little braggadocious about Kansas City’s good eats.
Located in Bluhawk, Red Door Grill encourages you to leave your troubles at the door. The drinks are cold and the grill is hot and ready for your order of what they claim “could be the best steak you ever eat for 20 bucks!” This upscale neighborhood favorite features $5 burger Mondays, a whiskey-soaked woodfired prime rib special on Sundays and woodfired KC Strip ‘N’ Fries all day, every day.
Plaza III is also making the move from Country Club Plaza in downtown Kansas City to Overland Park. The steakhouse will be located in a smaller, neighborhood-oriented location that is close to a large amount of office space and hospitals, which creates the perfect atmosphere for dining.
Did you know, that you can score some of the best steaks in the country by mail!? Kansas City Steak Company was originally a small, family-owned store in Kansas City known as S&S Meat Company. All beef is sourced from local Kansas stockyards. They’re so confident in their exceptional service and taste that they’ll reimburse your order if you are not 100% satisfied.
From top cut to strip to ground beef, Kansas City has some of the best options for your next dinner. But there’s a lot to love about Kansas City besides the beef. Between the professional and youth sports, the hidden art scene, the superb educational system, the shopping and the food, KC is quickly becoming a destination where all can thrive.