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#1 Saddleshoes


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:32 PM

Hey Train Fans


I'm going to Kansas City next month via the SWC.

I am asking for suggestions on Hotel/Motels near the train station as well as a suggestion for some KC Barbecue.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:43 PM

There's some good information here:




I hope you have a good trip!

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:44 PM

Jack Stack BBQ looks to be very close to the Amtrak station. I've never eaten there but an internet acquaintance says it's very good.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 09:40 PM

Jack Stack BBQ looks to be very close to the Amtrak station. I've never eaten there but an internet acquaintance says it's very good.


I have eaten there, and it's very good.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 09:49 PM

If you're interested in/willing to travel a bit beyond the station/downtown area, Joe's Kansas City BBQ is a great option as well. There are 3 locations in the metro area, all on the Kansas side.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 09:54 PM

The BBQs within walking distance of the train station and streetcar line are mostly mediocre (Jack Stack is probably your best bet). There's a really great steakhouse though, 801 Chophouse.

Be sure to take the streetcar, it goes to most of downtown.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 11:05 AM

Jack Stack is indeed very good and highly recommend IMO.

That said, it's been a good 5 years since I've been there so hopefully it's still as good as I remember it.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:32 PM

I rather liked Jack Stack.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

If you want "authentic" KC Q head over to the old Black Entertainment District around Vine St. and chow down at the Original "Arthur Bryants" (and then visit the nearby Jazz Hall of Fame and the Negro Leagues Museum/same Building)

Everyone from Presidents to working folks goes there, Best I've had in KC!
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 02:53 PM

The Westin Crown an Starwood property would be the hotel of convenience. There is a walk way above the street to the hotel from the station.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Arthur Bryant's is very good.  I prefer Gates.  Gates has several locations around the city.  A sweeter sauce than Arthur Bryant's but both are good.  Definitely go to the Negro League Museum, Jazz Hall of Fame and Nelson Atkins Art Gallery.

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