I blame the fact that I am an extreme skeptic on being born and raised in Missouri. That "show me" tendency is real. I got curious about what the 10 most highly-rated restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri might be and found out it was harder to find than I thought.

This was a teachable moment for me and perhaps it will help you, too. I'm guessing that when you want to check out reviews for restaurants in Missouri or anything else, you probably go to Yelp. Am I right? Here's what I learned. When you ask Yelp to show you the top 10 restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri, it defaults to "recommended". The first results were...curious. Once I changed "recommended" to "most reviewed", the top 10 changed dramatically.

Here is what I came up with when I asked Yelp to show me the most reviewed Kansas City, Missouri restaurants. The restaurant had over 5,800 reviews and even the 10th had 1,200 reviews. That's a pretty healthy sample size (no restaurant portion pun intended) of the best places to eat out in Kansas City.

1. Q39 Midtown - 1000 W 39th St Kansas City, MO 64111

2. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - 3002 W 47th Ave Kansas City, KS 66103

3. Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House - 101 W 22nd St Ste 300 Kansas City, MO 64108

4. Q39 South - 11051 Antioch Rd Overland Park, KS 66210

5. Arthur Bryant's Barbeque - 1727 Brooklyn Ave Kansas City, MO 64127

6. Char Bar - Westport - 4050 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64111

7. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park - 9520 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212

8. Jack Stack Barbecue - 4747 Wyandotte St Kansas City, MO 64112

9. Slap's BBQ - 553 Central Ave Kansas City, KS 66101

10. Beer Kitchen - 435 Westport Rd Kansas City, MO 64111

You can check out Yelp's top 10 Kansas City, Missouri restaurants for yourself. Just make sure you're looking at legitimate highly-rated places and not advertising.

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