One KC BBQ made national ‘best wings’ list — and was tops in both Kansas, Missouri

News and entertainment website BuzzFeed says there’s nothing that hits the spot like a plate of finger-licking chicken wings. On the other greasy hand, there’s nothing like the “utter betrayal” of biting into bland-tasting meat or dry, overcooked chicken.

So BuzzFeed got together with Yelp to determine the best place for chicken wings in every state — so you don’t have to.

And the Kansas City area had the winning spots on both sides of state line — and they are a mirror image of each other. In fact, they are the same.

For Kansas: Q39 South at 11051 Antioch Road, Overland Park.

“The chicken wings were mind-blowingly good,” according to one Yelp reviewer.

For Missouri: Q39 Midtown, the original location at 1000 W. 39th St.

“Obviously we got the ‘world’s best chicken wings’ .... sauce and spice married to the thick, chunky wings. I must’ve licked my fingers about 20 times by the time I finished my half,” another Yelper said in her review.

Q39 was the only name that made the list twice.

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Joyce Smith has covered restaurant and retail news for The Star since 1989 under the brand Cityscape. She appreciates news tips.