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KC Baby Back Ribs in Oak Grove, Missouri

KC Baby Back Ribs brisket sandwich and fries

Today I visited KC Baby Back Ribs in Oak Grove, Missouri.  KC Baby Back Ribs is a restaurant located about a block south of I-70 exit 28.  It appears that the restaurant has been renovated from an old gas station.  There is an eating area inside that seats about 25-30 people and there is also a pretty good sized eating area outside the front of the restaurant.

There isn’t much information on their website other than their menu.  They claim to have the “best ribs in Kansas City.”  Unfortunately I’ll have to go back to try the ribs as I was there to check out the brisket.

I arrived around 2:45 Monday.  I walked in and was the only customer in the place.  The waitress greeted me and asked me to have a seat anywhere.  She gave me a menu and started raving about the ribs that they have.  While it was tempting, I knew I had two stops today and knew I wouldn’t have room for both ribs and a brisket sandwich.

They have three different sizes of sandwich that you can order.  I ordered the middle sized sandwich, which they call the “large sandwich” along with fries.  They air fry their fries and it takes ten minutes to cook them and I told her that was fine.

I received my order in about 15 minutes.  The sandwich is served on a bun with no sauce and the brisket is thinly sliced.  The meat was hot, tender and flavorful with a slight smoke flavor.  It was a great sandwich!  I had no trouble eating it very quickly without any sauce needed.

They do offer three sauces at each table, a sweet sauce, a house sauce and a hot sauce.  I tried the sauces with my fries.

The sweet sauce was good and kind of had a grape jelly flavor.  The house sauce was also good and was more of a standard barbecue sauce that you would get at a lot of places.  The hot sauce was my favorite of the three.  It wasn’t too spicy, but still enough of a kick to give my mouth a little tingle.

The sandwich was $9.99 and the fries were $3.25 extra.

I was pretty impressed with this place for being such a small hole-in-the-wall establishment.  They make some good barbecue!

This is stop number 62 on the quest.  Eight more to go!  Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook!  Till next time…