Barbecue is a controversial subject in Kansas City. Who serves the best is purely a personal opinion, but a consistent choice, and a Zagat-rated one, is Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (featured in our Ultimate BBQ Road Trip). With four locations in the metro area, a Jack Stack should be close to where ever you may be and is worth a visit.
Unlike many barbecue joints where you order at a counter, Jack Stack is a fully fledged sit-down restaurant. In addition to traditional barbecue fair that includes ribs, smoked meats, and burnt ends, Jack Stack has a selection of signature items that include such specialties as Crown Prime beef ribs and New Zealand rack of lamb. The steakhouse-style menu includes K.C. strip, filet mignon, porterhouse steaks, salmon, trout, and jumbo shrimp. All entrées include fries and coleslaw, but additional side items include smoked hickory beans, colossal-sized onion rings, and Jack Stack’s legendary cheesy corn bake, which can be substituted or ordered à la carte.