Atchison – Iron Horse BBQ
|Kansas Style Iron Horse BBQ|
My family and I took a trip to northeast Kansas to visit my grandmother for her 90th birthday. While there, I thought I would check out the local barbeque scene. A quick Google search of the area led me to Iron Horse BBQ in Atchison, (not to be confused with Iron horse BBQ in Arkansas or Georgia or a company that makes train shaped smokers.).
|Gotta love the train theme.|
After visiting with the employees, I learned that Iron Horse BBQ has been open for a few years and is the only barbeque restaurant in town. It was located in a cool old downtown building close to the Missouri River. I have to give this place extra credit for atmosphere because it is the only train themed barbeque joint I have ever seen in Kansas.
|Sweet and Smokey.|
The smell of wood smoke wafted to nose as I walked through the front door, which I always consider to be a very good sign of what is to come. I would characterize Iron Horse as a Kansas City style barbeque restaurant due to the smoky flavor of the meat and the sweet homemade sauce choices. While I certainly prefer my barbeque to have much more flavor from a good quality rub, I would probably give this place a second chance. The prices are hard to beat.
|My kind of value menu.|
For around $25 I picked up a family platter with ribs, sausage, fries and several smoked meats. This was a real feast, and a bargain at that!
The waitress also told me about amazing rib specials that can be had on the weekends and I will undoubtedly be there for a taste of their rib special the next time I am in the area.
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