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County Road Ice House, Kansas City, MO

County Road Ice House

4.7
4.7
136 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
County Road Ice House is Kansas City's spot to eat world-class BBQ, drink ice cold drinks and hang out in a fun, energetic environment. A joint venture between Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Back Napkin Restaurant Group, we take pride in being a Kansas City-based concept that incorporates smoked meats with delicious beverages.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 399-4967
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please e-mail info@countyroadicehouse.com for catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    County Road Ice House is the perfect place for social events, family gatherings and corporate parties. Your event will be a hit with our world class Joe's Kansas City Barbeque, ice cold beer and our accommodating staff.
  • Private party contact
    Caitlin Valencia: (855) 993-3834
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / River Market
  • Cross street
    Walnut and 14th Street
  • Parking details
    County Road Ice House validates parking for the KC Live! public garage.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for business meals

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for outdoor dining

136 Reviews
  1. ChrisS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to eat and gather. Wonderful BBQ with great service makes for a nice night!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere and service! Would definitely go there again!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great service and good food. If the patio had umbrellas to block the late afternoon/early evening sun it would have been perfect.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and our server was so sweet! Next time we are in town we will definitely come back!

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  5. Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was KILLER, so delicious. I did find it a bit strange that the "bacon" on the main salads was literally the dried bacon bits you buy in the grocery store (Bacos). I expected the bacon at a BBQ place to be real bacon that had been smoked. The real BBQ (burnt ends, ribs, and smoked chicken were divine) and the sides were all spot on.

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  6. Shell

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service - super loud - great BBQ - will def go back

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  7. Ardecy

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Solid BBQ in power and light. We were there for dinner on a night the PBR was in town. There was plenty to see, but the staff/kitchen kept up with the demand. Could use a little tlc for things like wobbly tables. Overall a good spot.

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  8. Larry

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    service was very good. food was mediocre. 3 of the 6 or 7 burnt ends were 100% fat cubes. ( not appetizing and not good) Flavor on the burnt ends that had meat was good but not great. probably will go back to Jack Stack next.

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  9. KimO

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great KC BBQ. House salad was huge and delicious with pulled pork!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, dinner out with three families and two children . Able to get a reservation on a Saturday night and it was honored and we were seated upon arrival. Food is 100% bar b que from Joe’s. This is awesome . Plenty of variety . Children’s menu is a little scarce, Mac and cheese is too Spicy for kids. Other dishes were on the spicy side too. Service always outstanding! In all pleasant surprise, having a wonderful dinner on a schedule and budget for our family traveling into KC and meeting downtown for a 2 hour get together

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bland bbq without detectable smoke ring or taste. Service was fine

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  12. JasonR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I mean the location is great in the P&L district. It is basically Joe's KC but rebranded? The food was very expensive for the same thing you can get at Joe's KC. Parking was expensive too. Server was great ... and the food was quite tasty ... and we don't go downtown very often ... but probably won't be back.

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  13. BradD

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Food was good. They had the NBA Finals game on so loud we could not talk at our table.

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  14. Heather

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had very bad service for our dining experience. Our reservation was made about 2/3 weeks in advance; we were not a large group who walked in without a reservation. These were our issues: 1. Our entrees were brought out at different times. 2. The waiter never placed the complete order. The other 6 guests were already eating when I asked where my dinner was, the waiter responded “oh, I’ll put it in now, it shouldn’t take long”. 3. All sandwiches were supposed to be served with french fries, but the french fries were not served. 4. We asked for the french fries, we were charged for the french fries (should have been included; as per the menu), and they arrived right as we were getting ready to leave. We already had the check. 5. The beer was served in a plastic cup. One of our guests asked for a glass. From that point on, the waiter never returned to our table. He never brought the glasses out. We had to ask a waiter from a different station for two clean glasses. 6. Though we requested straws, we never received those either. The service was TERRIBLE. I’m sure others may have had a better experience, the food was good, the ambiance is ok. But bad service can break an experience. There are so many excellent restaurants in Kansas City. I will not go back To this one.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Kansas City for one night and really happy we found the County Road Ice House. Fun atmosphere, delicious KC bbq and very nice staff. We would highly recommend it and hope to come nack on day!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar and enjoyed delicious hard ice tea and jalapeño margarita drinks. Bartender helped us select the best food. The barbecue was like nothing we have ever tasted in the northeast, mouthwatering spices and very tender chicken & beef. Highly recommend a side of baked beans & spicy coleslaw

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  17. SteveW

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at County Road. The smoked meat was the best and the drinks were unique and added to our dining.

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  18. DeanS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great. Service, food and ambiance all solid.

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  19. AmberD

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Took my boss from the East coast to dinner, and he really enjoyed it.

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  20. jpl67

    Charleston

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good BBQ, great service and quick!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great Ambiance fantastic Beer great Service good Overall great place!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing to add

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  23. BryanG

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been my go to place for 5 years since moving to KC. It’s great for out of town visitors or work team events. The food is phenomenal.

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  24. JeffS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Not the best but good. Service was excellent.

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  25. JulieD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fast, affordable and delicsious. I highly recommend it for lunch.

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  26. MariaH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious, the portions are average, great value for your money and the ambiance was wonderful. It’s was not too loud to hold a conversation.

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  27. jiml

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food great Service slow to take order; delivery fast once ordered More of a sports var atmosphere than a restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  28. AprilE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious barbecue! Excellent service and our food came so fast!

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  29. travelingcowboy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and good atmosphere, but the food was only okay. Disappointing for BBQ in KC.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Link

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice surprise to find out it was tied to Joes KC. The food is always above par and delicious!!!

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  31. imagnpc2

    Kansas City

    46 reviews

    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was slow. We watched servers chatting in different parts of the restaurant rather than taking care of customers. We had to find our own condiments, go to the bar for drink refills, and eventually ask a manager to push the server to charge our meals. Food was ok. Probably won’t visit again anytime soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. BarbaraH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere, wonderful staff from the person who greeted and seated us, to the waitress who went above and beyond. Made our special occasion perfect!

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  33. KyleeJ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our server and will definitely be dining again!

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  34. JavierG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. The service exceptional. All my friends and I enjoyed eating here a highly recommend it!

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  35. Tamara

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alphonso was our server and he did an amazing job and had great recommendations for us. We got there right at opening and it was pretty quiet but quickly started to fill up. I will say the menu described the mac and cheese as "spicy" but there was nothing spicy about it.

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  36. KSJLC

    Kansas City

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our party of 4 arrived and were seated within minutes of our reservation. The server was very attentive, taking drink orders immediately and giving us the proper amount of time to review the menu and then order. As expected, the food was very good...we have eaten at Joe's KC a number of times and knew that we would not be disappointed. County Road Ice House is a convenient option for dining prior to any event in downtown Kansas City...we will be back.

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  37. Mike

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table was ready upon arrival, food was served quickly, service was great. Will definitely return.

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  38. KimbraM

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m not sure I will visit this venue again. I’ve been coming here for over six years and this year the management is not where it should be. The money I’ve spent (and also the money my friends from the KC Power and Light building have spent) here is surreal As we live a block away and along with the friends from my building of Kansas City Power and Light Building-it’s just not the same. Disrespectful and DOES NOT try and make a win/win situation. It would be different if we weren’t locals, but we patronized this restaurant during the worst time. Makes me sad

    1 person found this helpful

  39. JimfromOmaha

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great BBQ and super fast service at a reasonable price

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  40. EricaB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The receptionist wasn’t very friendly. She informed us that the kitchen closes in 10 minutes which was confusing since we were allowed to make a 7:45 reservation. There was another woman sitting at the front desk also who had her feet kicked up on the counter. Our server was very friendly and did a great job. The food was also good.

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FAQs

County Road Ice House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 399-4967.

County Road Ice House is rated 4.7 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for County Road Ice House

100 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Walnut and 14th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / River Market
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    County Road Ice House validates parking for the KC Live! public garage.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 399-4967
  • Catering
    Please e-mail info@countyroadicehouse.com for catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    County Road Ice House is the perfect place for social events, family gatherings and corporate parties. Your event will be a hit with our world class Joe's Kansas City Barbeque, ice cold beer and our accommodating staff.
  • Private party contact
    Caitlin Valencia: (855) 993-3834
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