Wait For It: 10 Restaurants Worth Waiting in Their (Very) Long Lines
Ever since kindergarten, we’ve been instructed on how to properly stand in a line. While it was once to take a turn on the swing, now it’s all about grabbing a bite at the hottest restaurant in town. Ever wonder why some places have a line wrapped around the block or a two-hour wait time? Here we round up the top 10 longest restaurant lines in the country, and explain why they’re worth the wait.
1. Oklahoma Joe’s — Kansas City, Kan.
The line at Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City stretches almost all the way to Oklahoma. (Photo: Joe Newman/Flickr)
You’d think a barbecue place that operates out of a gas station wouldn’t be much to write home about. But with a line starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until closing, Oklahoma Joe’s is clearly serving up some to-die-for ribs.
Oklahoma Joe’s famous pulled pork. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says you should try it before you die. (Photo: Marshall Astor/Flickr)
This Kansas City institution has been on every local and national “Best Barbecue” list; in an article for Men’s Health magazine, Anthony Bourdain put Oklahoma Joe’s on his list of “Places to Eat Before You Die." Lots of people are taking that advice to heart. The line at Oklahoma Joe’s original location, at a Shamrock Gas Station on West 47th Avenue, is as legendary as the food.
2. Mussel & Burger Bar — Louisville, Ky.
This is what awaits you after a two-hour wait at Louisville’s Mussel & Burger Bar. (Photo: Mussel & Burger Bar/Facebook)