4615 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park | 913-901-9700
The best way to find Brobecks Barbeque is to stick your head out the window of your moving car, like a dog enjoying the simple life, and sniff for the hickory smoke. The intoxicating smell is coming from the smoker in the parking lot, and your mouth will be watering by the time you push through the front door. Brobecks is owned by Doug Brobeck, the man behind the Stilwell Smokehouse, and it offers table service — a smart safety feature, because his baby back ribs will knock you on your seat. The ribs are served dry, one at a time or by the slab. The meat pulls off the bone with the touch of your fingers, and the spicy dry rub keeps you licking your lips after you leave. You can (you should) douse the meat in the Carolina-style, mustard-based sauce on every table — a fine, subversive departure from the coterie of local, tomato-based sauces available from the dining room's condiment station. That's assuming you can put the ribs down long enough to reach for the squeeze bottle.