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The BBQ Shack

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1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
+1 913-294-5908
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Eudora, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We love this place and drive about 45 minutes to eat there. I had the smoked chicken wings and they were huge and piping hot. I had mine plain but I think you can get them sauced. The fries were likewise hot and fresh (not frozen). Service is always great. My favorite thing? Soft drinks served in pitchers instead of... More 

Thank Mary O
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Thank you, Mary O! We appreciate you coming down and I will share your review with the crew! More 

Paola, Ks
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I had bbq wings. Dry and very over cooked,they were coated with the worst sauce I've ever had. I had heard it wasn't very good. No wonder the parking lot is generally empty. McDonlad's would have been better.

Thank honeytothebee
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this review

We respect the fact that some people out there just doesn't like our food for whatever reason, but we also appreciate the customer that, if something is wrong, gives us an opportunity to fix the issue as opposed to bashing our livelihoods. More 

Ashland, Missouri
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157 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The wings were over the top good. Sausage was also good, but I didn't care much for the brisket. We had some atomic buffalo turds as an appetizer. These were quite good as well, but one of the peppers was super hot!!! Quite an experience. $2 draws were a big bonus!

Thank VitaminMoose
Mauston, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We ate here twice during a visit to Paola. Convenient location with lots of good food. Large portions. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Bruce G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We arrived at 8:20pm. They close at 9. They might as well have been closed when we got there because service was non-existent. One waitress was at the bar talking with her boyfriend and the other was busy getting ready to close the restaurant down. We almost left but decided to stay and after 15 minutes we had to go... More 

Thank Doug F
Rick S, Owner at The BBQ Shack, responded to this review

Doug, I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I am even more sorry to hear about the service. Rest assured I value your feedback. This place provides my way of living and I can't have that happen. An experience such as yours is uncalled for. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Laughlin, Nevada
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We had a groupon for this tiny place in Paola. We loved the ribs, Brought extra home to freeze for later. We have been back several times and we must drive a while to get there. The service was a little slow though. And we were there around 3pm in the afternoon. I don't know how they keep up during... More 

Thank Jeanne S
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Excellent food, great service. I come back for this place alone (if I could). I personally enjoy the beef brisket and baked beans. Ok, now I'm hungry..

Thank Joshua B
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This dive is located a block west of highway 169 in Paola. It is strange that BBQ this good can be found in a small strip mall. I guess they moved to this location in 2008, and the original, a dive/shack, closed. Don't be fooled and pass it by. This is some of the best BBQ between Bartlesville, OK and... More 

Thank Alyssa F
Paola, Kansas
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Tasty bbq sandwiches, chicken fingers, and delicious wings! Something for everyone! Great local spot to grab a bite to eat!

Thank leigh0227
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The meats are smoked nicely and the BBQ sauces are also very good. The staff is friendly and the service is good. I have been here many times and the food has always been great. We have to drive 20 miles but it is worth it

Thank Joseph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 E Peoria St, Paola, KS 66071-1893
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: +1 913-294-5908
The BBQ SHACK sits approximately 60 ppl at tables and we can squeeze in about 10 more at the bar. After ordering up an Old Man Kelsey's BBQ sandwich or a Leon's Combo, along with some Ernest Tea, feel free to roam around the restaurant to check out various memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show. What, do you ask, does the Andy Griffith Show have to do with BBQ? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! But just like our award winning BBQ, you won't find this memorabilia anywhere else but here!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?