10020 Nw Ambassador Dr
Kansas City, MO 64153-1362

Smokebox BBQ Cafe

Cuisine: Barbecue, Cafe, American

Smokebox BBQ Cafe is a Barbecue, Cafe, and American restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go and paid between $25 and $50.

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"Good food and good service, great sauce"
"No knives came with table service, had to request wetnap"
"Overall enjoyable, will definitely return"
  • 5/17/2015

    A Barbecue chowhound from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Good food and good service, great sauce
    No knives came with table service, had to request wetnap
    Overall enjoyable, will definitely return
  • 11/19/2014

    A dining patron from Chicago, IL tried it.

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 Alexandria, VA

Drive on by

I eat BBQ from all over the country so am not a neophyte here. The smell outside led me to think the food might be good.


Their burnt ends were not burnt, in fact no trace of smoke was detectable; almost like boiled meat. The sausage was just barely ok, and was served shredded in paper thin slices. But it was almost the highlight of the meal!

The brisket was smokeless and matched the “burnt” ends. Shaved thin, it tasted like dry roast beef without a trace of smoke. Ribs were mediocre with little flavor. This BBQ ranked a 1 or 2 out of 10.

Beans were OK, slaw was OK, and they did have some good cheesey corn; kerneled corn covered with cheese sauce which was pretty tasty. BBQ sauces were OK and just like KC masterpiece type bottled sauces; just OK….

As I stated above, have eaten BBQ all over the country, some excellent, some not so great. This one deserves a driveby. Try the 54th Street grill and bar around the corner. No BBQ but you will be much happier……..

Burnt ends

Not burn ends, kinda like boiled meat, little if any smoke taste…

Barbecue Good for groups Cafe
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Smokebox BBQ Cafe is located near the cities of North Kansas City, Kansas City, and Rosedale.
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