Add "Q" to Your Kansas City Checklist

Sponsored by Q39

Everyone knows barbecue is a must-have when in Kansas City. Make the most of your outing in the Barbecue Capital of the World at Q39—a chef-driven, competition-quality barbecue restaurant serving national championship classics and timeless barbecue favorites. You’ll find all this along with refined appetizers, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more, available at two locations (Midtown KC and Overland Park).

Shelves full of trophies at Q39

A glance at the menu provides a foray into the finer points of Kansas City barbecue, offering plenty of opportunities to sample everything from smoked brisket and spare ribs to bacon-wrapped shrimp and chipotle sausage. And it can’t hurt to kick off your journey with a starter of smoked pork belly or beef brisket poutine.


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Of course, you won’t want to leave without taking a moment to savor one of Kansas City’s most celebrated barbecue staples. Burnt ends at Q39 come in many brilliant forms, from the beloved burnt end burger to baked beans that elevate side dishes to an irresistible form of culinary art. Q39’s perfect pairings continue with a beverage menu featuring cocktails created in partnership with local distilleries and craft beers from KC-area breweries.

Regardless of how you choose to navigate your way through the vast array of available dining options, expect standout dishes from a wood-fired grill, prepared fresh from scratch daily and ready for you to enjoy at Q39’s full-service restaurant, at the bar or on the patio.


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With an extensive menu and irresistibly creative takes on many Kansas City classics, you won’t want your time at Q39 to end—fortunately, your KC barbecue adventure doesn’t have to come to a conclusion once you’ve had your fill. Take Q home with you by way of signature sauces and rubs, perfect for gifts and shipping nationwide. For your next Kansas City occasion, Q39 also offers a full carryout menu, catering and a variety of barbecue packages perfect for everything from office gatherings to gameday celebrations.


Make this KC favorite an essential part of your next visit!