Although not as well known as some Kansas City BBQ restaurants, LC's Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, Missouri is one of the top 5 barbeque restaurants in KC. LC's Bar-B-Q is a interesting little dive with a great product. On my most recent visit L.C. Richardson was sitting in the corner keeping an eye on things and chatting with customers. Mississippi born and raised, LC was a company chef for Farmland Industries who took an early retirement in the 1980s and open LC's in 1986.
The ribs at LC's Bar-B-Q are slightly crunchy on the outside, but still juicy and well flavored. Much of the flavor comes from the smoking and your mouth will still be a little smoky an hour after you finish eating them. LC's ribs warmed up the next day, are better than the fresh ribs at 80% of the other BBQ restaurants in Kansas City.
The sliced pork and beef brisket are also tender and very flavorful. The sandwiches aren't cheap, but the servings are generous and many people get a box to take the extra meat home.
The onion rings at LC's are average, but the French fries are fresh cut and huge - about 4 times the size of most fries. They are cut different sizes and they are either very good or just so-so, depending on the individual fry. While I really liked the smaller ones, the larger ones are often not cooked enough. However the servings are so large that you can pick out just your favorites and still have plenty to eat. I think they add a tiny bit of sugar to their fries to make them brown better
I recommend ordering your meat dry. Otherwise it comes soaked in a lot of sauce. The very red sauce is thin, tangy and quite sweet. It compliments the flavorful meat quite well.
LC's Bar-B-Q is open Monday through Saturday. It also opens on Sunday's when there is a Kansas City Chief's home football game. The restaurant is just a few miles from Arrowhead stadium. Call to confirm the hours, those posted on the door do not agree with those on LC's web site.
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