Rosedale Bar-B-Q

While not the oldest barbecue establishment in town, Rosedale Bar-B-Q is the oldest joint continually operated by the same family. Opened on July 4, 1934, by Anthony Rieke, the place is still owned and operated by the Rieke family, and judging by the lines out the door every afternoon, it’s still going strong. Anthony Rieke not only gave his own family a start in the barbecue biz, but several of his employees went on to open their own barbecue eateries, including Johnny White. White owns two barbecue restaurants – aptly named Johnny’s BBQ – in Johnson County, where he can still be found working the serving line most days. Johnny’s joints are crazy-popular lunch destinations and have been featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. (Photo courtesy of Rosedale Bar-B-Q)

Rosedale Bar-B-Q, 600 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, 913.262.0343,