If you are in the mood for one of Kansas City's most famous barbeque foods, the name is Hayward's. Renowned barbecue chef Hayward Spears and family offer excellent BBQ.
A family owned and operated authentic barbeque restaurant founded on August 19, 1972. Hayward's offers the finest state of the art in barbequing. Only the highest quality of meats are carefully selected and seasoned and most of our side dishes are made right at Hayward's.
11051 S. Antioch Overland Park Kansas 66210 Phone: (913) 451-8080
Jack Stack Barbecue originated in Kansas City, in 1957, by Russ Fiorella in the traditional style of a storefront barbecue, with a modest selection of five to six items. Jack Fiorella, the eldest son, worked with his father until 1974, when he decided to branch off and start Fiorella's Jack Stack of Martin City.
To stand out in the competitive KC BBQ scene of the mid 1970’s Jack and his wife, Delores, began cooking with Gourmet Hickory Wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country. The menu included Certified Angus Beef steaks, tender chicken, award-winning lamb ribs, and mouth-watering side dishes like Hickory Pit Beans and Cheesy Corn Bake. Still not satisfied, they began grilling fresh seafood over hickory wood, an idea they acquired from their travels along the Yugoslav coast.
Today, the restaurant has evolved into the largest, full-service Wood Cookery in the industry. Jack Fiorella's son, Kevin, and son-in-law, Case Dorman have grown up in the business and are now managing general partners in the company. The family has added restaurants in Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri in the Historic Freight House District behind the landmark Union Station, as well as their newest location on the Country Club Plaza.
Martin City 13441 Holmes Rd., KC, MO 64145 ph: 816.942.9141
Freighthouse 101 W. 22ND St., KC, MO 64108 ph: 816.472.7427
Overland park 520 W. Metcalf Ave., OP, KS 66212 ph: 913.385.7427
Plaza 4747 Wyandotte Street, KC, MO 64112 ph: 816.531.7427
Over thirty years ago the Zarda Brothers (Mike, Jerry and Steve), opened to the public serving Zarda's quality hickory smoked meats, their now famous Bar-B-Q beans and a variety of favorite family recipes. Now, over three decades later, Zarda is still serving Families and Friends from their locations in Blue Springs, Missouri and Lenexa, Kansas, and by catering throughout the area... and even beyond.
Blue Springs 214 N 7 Highway - Blue Springs,MO phone: 816.229.9999
Lenexa 11931 W 87th St.- Lenexa, KS phone: 913.492.2330
Gates Bar-B-Q is a Kansas City original. Our family restaurant established in 1946, has grown from a single store front at 19th & Vine to a family of five up to date restaurants throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area; all struttin' the Gates Bar-B-Q unique red roof design and man in full tuxedo top hat, depicting our style.
Over 50 years of excellence, hard work and our family recipe has perpetuated the growth of our sauce line to a family of sauces, all with the distinct flavor found only in Gates Bar-B-Q products.
1325 East Emanuel Cleaver Blvd. Kansas City, MO 816-531-7522
1221 Brooklyn Kansas City, MO 816-483-3880
10440 East 40 Highway Independence, MO 816-353-5880
This BBQ legend was founded in the early 1920's, by Charlie Bryant, Arthur's older brother. When Charlie died, Arthur took over and moved the BBQ restaurant to 18th and Brooklyn, just four blocks away from Municipal stadium, the home of the Kansas City Blues, followed by the Kansas City Athletics. Municipal Stadium was also the first home of the Kansas City Chiefs. With the move near to the ball park, it became a nationally known eatery. Major league players ate there and fans would stop in before the games to eat on the premises or take out to the ball park. The fame of Arthur Bryant's grew. Then renowned author Calvin Trillin declared in Playboy magazine that "...the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbeque at 18th & Brooklyn in Kansas City."
The Original - 1727 Brooklyn Avenue, K.C., MO 816-231-1123
Kansas Speedway 1702 Village West Parkway, K.C., KS 913-788-7500
Ameristar Casino 3200 N. Ameristar Dr., K.C., MO 816-414-7474