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Smokebox BBQ Cafe

) #138 of 1,155 Restaurants in Kansas City €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
+1 816-891-8011
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (29 reviews)
“brisket” (21 reviews)
“burnt ends” (36 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I work at the airport and have been to Smoke Box several times. They have also catered one of our company events. Last night I ordered a sandwich, beans, and fries for carry out. The beans were left out of the order, even though I...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the Burnt ends for dinner tonight. The meat was more like a pulled beef roast. No charbroiled texture, just pulled beef roast. I would try something else next time because it was pretty popular for take out.

Thank billhJ1280CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I was in KC, I visited Jack Stack BBQ and it was amazing! This time I wanted to stay a bit closer to the hotel and the Smokehouse BBQ looked good on paper. The food was good, not great, but still good. When...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at nearby airport hotel and enjoyed a quick lunch here on the way out of town. Waitress service for a Saturday lunch but went pretty quickly. Had the brisket and turkey and both were good. Turkey surprisingly is sliced pretty thin. Got lots of...More

Thank Banny9949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time here, not by choice as I was a passenger, and I had hopes this experience would erase the memory of my last one months ago. Nope. Not sure if the guy's the owner, and if he is, he needs to stay in the...More

Thank Candyman5000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and out going. I had lunch there and ordered the two meat combo. I choose the burnt ends and brisket. They were good but my expectations were maybe set too high. The KC car rental counter person recommended Smokebox and...More

Thank MilkManVa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the reviews were good and we wanted something close to the hotel but we were very disappointed! Manager or waiter or whatever he was barked at us when we came in to sit wherever we wanted. Threw menus on our table and grunted off....More

Thank kangajes
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ, quick service and reasonable prices. It is a little off the beaten path but worth the trip!

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This wasn't a bad place - just not exceptional, which we thought it would be based on other reviews.

Thank MaryAnn G
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While I was staying in KC, I decided to try the Smokebox BBQ. The staff, even though quite busy with a large crowd was friendly and the food and drinks were good, (their recommendations on beers was greatly appreciated). The food appeared to be more...More

Thank iowaaggie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10020 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153-1362
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-891-8011
  • E-mail
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