LC does it right.. I love burnt ends. That said, LC's may very well be my favorite joint in town. It is not the atmosphere, or the neighborhood, no, it is all about the BBQ. The meat is so tender, and the sauce is delicious and plentiful. You must get the beans as well. To be honest, I can't drive past the exit and not think, "how can I get out of the office and get to LC's today".
Maybe a top 10, but not at the top..
Talking about BBQ in KC is like talking religion or politics. People have their preferences and it's hard to change minds. I'm new to KC, and have set out to eat at as many BBQ restaurants as possible.
I rolled into LC's on a weekday at about noon. It's cramped, dirty, and short on atmosphere in about every way. I can hear it now: Oh, but it's BBQ forget about it being pretty. That's not it either. But having clean tables and something other than styrofoam plates is nice. I don't think that's asking too much. Hard to cut BBQ with plastic cutlery.
My benchmark for BBQ is the burnt ends. That's where KC BBQ begins and ends. Do up a burnt ends properly, and everything else will fall into place. I would say that LC's burnt ends are good, but not awesome. Their sauce takes high marks, but there's no extra sauce without paying extra. All I wanted was just a little spritz here and there, not a whole bottle.
I felt overwhelmed by their bread. It's just too thick and dense. I like the classic, unobtrusive Wonderbread which is pretty much the standard for BBQ. While it's much better tasting bread than other places, it dominated the food.
Service wasn't too bad. They keep things simple. The meat wasn't burdened with lots of spices to hide its flavor, but it also had enough flavor to keep things interesting. I'd like to go back again to sample their other selections.
As far as price, this was my biggest gripe. I have no problems paying a reasonable sum for a meal, but I want to feel like I'm getting a value. This was not a good value considering the issues noted above. I think my burnt ends entree was around $9 or $10. No drink, nothing extra. Take it down to about $7.95 and I'd have a different opinion.
There's a lot of BBQ in KC, particularly KCMO, and LC's deserves to be noted for having something decent. But it's not the best of its kind by a long shot.
No joke!. My Family thinks I fly to KC once a year from LA to visit them, but I really go for the BBQ! Don't tell. To be honest, I never had much of an interest in bbq chicken. When I get bbq, I go for the pork, piled high, very high, on white wonder bread, dripping with sweet, smokey, KC style sauce. Sometimes the smoked turkey sandwich. Definately babybacks! Well I went to LC's on my last KC visit and got pretty much everything they had on the menu to bring home and pig out on with the family. I tasted the chicken and could NOT believe my mouth. The seasoning was very different. A hint of cumin, and cinnamon I think. Smoked to absolute perfection. It fell of the bone and melted like butter. I have no idea how they do it. Chicken can dry out so easily. But this stuff is really indescribable, it is really like nothing I have ever tasted in my life. One more thing, the beans. I stuck my fork in the beans and fork stood straight up. I LOVE THAT! Go to LC's! The best bbq I have ever had in my life!
Best Burt Ends Anywhere.. Walked in to this small unique eatery -- thought I had died and gone to heaven. The owner said, 'Then you need to take some with you." I ordered the burnt ends and a drink. OK, I ordered a sandwich too. All great. Thank you LC's!
Sausage to die for!. Try the sausage it is the best in KC, this is a barbecue joint!
The best Barbeque in the state of Missouri.. I have personally been a long time customer of LC's Barbeque since they opened there doors on U.S. 50 Hiway or now Blue Parkway. I watched them grow from the small south side of there building, to the intire building. I have since moved to Springfield,MO however my wife and I visit family in the area and always look foward to stopping at LC's. Through the years I introduced my three son's and my wife and many family members and friends, they now know where to go for the very best Barbeque in the state of Missouri. The price, the quality are exceptional and LC knows how to smoke great cuts of meat. My favorite, the Roast Beef sandwhich and their home made fries, the wife loves the chicken. Don't forget the Burnt Ends and come with a harty appetite, you can't go wrong with LC's Barbeque
All hail the pit-master who brings barbecue enthusiasts some of the best pulled pork, ribs and golden fries in town..
LC's is as unpretentious as any place you'll find. Line up and savor the smoky aroma at the order counter, where you're nearly face to face with the pit-master himself. A long stick is used to retrieve your slab from the smoker and the ribs are sliced while you wait.
The double-stack sandwiches are huge. The homemade sausage is coarse ground and tangy. The sauce is spunky with a bit of sweetness, a lot of celery seed and a real kick. The zesty barbecued beans have chunks of meat and good flavor even if they're a little runny. Burnt ends are chunks of brisket smothered in sauce between three pieces of bread. If you can spare an artery, try the lard-fried fries, which are hot, crispy and oh so tasty. Turkey sandwiches, sliced ham and pork, and smoked chicken halves are also available.
Heaven. LC's is clearly the best barbeque in the city. From the texture of the meats to the smokiness of the beans to the saltiness of the fries. It can't be beat...Whenever someone from out of town wants to have barbeque, its the only place to go!
LC's is great. I just moved here in August and I'm a bar-b-que fanatic. I'm a big fan of LC's, great variety, HUGE sandwiches, just outstanding overall. I'm a big fan of the baked beans too, I think there's burnt ends in them. The service can be dicey. I also saw some reviews where some people said LC's was in "the ghetto" but it's not. If people think that's the ghet-to then they haven't seen the ghet-to, believe me.
best BBQ. I have been eating at L.C>s for many years. It is the best in KC. I live 180 miles away and will make the drive often just for the burnt ends and beans. LC is always very friendly when ever I see him and always ready to make sure you are satisfied with the meal. I have eaten a many BBQ resturants through out the country and this one is the BEST.
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