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4th Place – Mad Man’s BBQ in Lenexa, KS

4th place on my list of best barbecue places in Kansas City is Mad Man’s BBQ in Lenexa, KS.  My initial visit was on Friday, May 4th, 2018.  You can read the blog post of my visit here.

I’ve been to Mad Man’s twice since my initial visit.  I went with some friends for my revisit and we had it planned out in advance, but it happened to be on the day of one of the snow/ice storms we had recently.  A lot of businesses closed down that day but they stayed open.  The brisket that day tasted stale like it had been sitting all day and warmed up when we ordered it.  I chalked it up to the ice storm and I decided to revisit one more time to make sure I wasn’t going crazy because I enjoyed the brisket so much the first time.  The third time was an excellent sandwich again and much closer to what I remembered on my first visit.

Mad Man’s has a trophy on their counter for winning best brisket food truck sandwich in 2018.  They really do serve a great sandwich, sans an ice storm!

You can visit their website and view their menu below:


Here’s a review of the top 21 so far:

4.  Mad Man’s BBQ
5.  Johnny’s BBQ
6.  Hawg Jaw
7.  Smoke Brewing Company
8.  Jones Bar-B-Q
9.  Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
10.  McGonigle’s Market
11.  Jazzy B’s Diner
12.  Chop’s BBQ
13.  County Road Ice House
14.  A Little BBQ Joint
15.  Roscoe’s Barbecue
16.  Mudhole BBQ
17.  Jack Stack BBQ
18.  Blind Box BBQ
19. Slap’s BBQ
20.  Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
21.  LC’s Bar-B-Que

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