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The BBQ Shack

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1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
+1 913-294-5908
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Janesville, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long travel day . Called 15 min before close . They told us as long as we are in the door before close we were good. Wait staff was awesome . She helped with meals and beverages . Food was outstanding . Burnt end sandwhich to die for. I've done KCBS competions in the past. This was some of the... More 

1 Thank Bob S
Garnett, Kansas
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a very nice little restaurant tucked next to the UPS and hotel area and Sonic. .Really good food and the help are excellent. You can call and get it to go or sit there and eat. Really cute atmosphere. And the chicken fired steak is amazing if BBQ isn't you favorite the potatoes and gravy are delicious .... More 

Thank Connie W
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you, Connie for your kind words. We love it when customers appreciate what we do! Hope to have you stop by again! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I recently stopped at the BBQ Shack for quick carry-out on a drive through Paola related to business. I tried a simple Mayberry Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, which is pulled pork & Carolina style slaw on a bun........vinegar-based slaw, instead of creamy style. I got it without any sauce in order to get a true reading on the quality of... More 

Thank bartmankc
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you, sir. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your business. More 

Humboldt, Kansas
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling home from KC at Dinner time. Checked TA recommendation--tried The BBQ Shack. Not fancy--but very friendly wait staff serving good food. Have 3 sauces--Original is pretty zippy (leaves a slight burn at the back of your mouth) and they get hotter from there. My husband had Rodney's Hot Dog and Cheese sandwich--shaved pit ham with Monterey Jack and Swiss... More 

Thank Donna S
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good BBQ. Love the pulled pork sandwich and or course the onions straws. The corn nuggets are good also. love the decorations.

Thank dendonmo
Paola, Kansas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The sandwiches are well stocked with meat. The ham is extraordinary. I like the smoke wings but, they were a little overcooked when we were there last. The flavor was great though. Ribs were a little chewy for us, but we like the meat falling off the bone. Sauces are very good. Very good BBQ as well as the one... More 

Thank Ksbowman
Lawrence, Kansas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I stopped in to grab lunch based on a couple recommendations. The BBQ at this joint is as good as any I’ve had! I ordered the two-meat combo sandwich with spicy sausage and brisket. I also enjoyed an atomic buffalo turd appetizer and it was awesome! There was plenty of meat on the sandwich. The sausage was really flavorful and... More 

Thank BrettWagg
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good BBQ. Chili is good. Spicy Chili is great. Burnt ends / Sausage are very good. Nice large drinks.

Thank Patricia P
Louisburg, Kansas
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Love their wings & rings and have taken visitors who also loved them. Kerosene pickles are hot, hot and watch out for the ABT's--awesomely hot! Great food, great service!

Thank 4ksu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I've eaten here several times. There are frequently too few servers for the number of guests but they really hustle and manage to get the job done. The food is great.

Thank Layne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: +1 913-294-5908
The BBQ SHACK sits approximately 60 ppl at tables and we can squeeze in about 10 more at the bar. After ordering up an Old Man Kelsey's BBQ sandwich or a Leon's Combo, along with some Ernest Tea, feel free to roam around the restaurant to check out various memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show. What, do you ask, does the Andy Griffith Show have to do with BBQ? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! But just like our award winning BBQ, you won't find this memorabilia anywhere else but here!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?