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Woodburn Shanks is Morgantown’s only authentic Kansas City Pit-style BBQ.

What is Pit-style BBQ?
Pit-style = time + smoke in a well-seasoned smoker.  We start with oak wood for heat, then add hickory, apple and cherry for flavor. Apple and cherry wood is sourced locally. Our smokers are ‘ugly drums’. They may not be pretty, but steel drum smokers win competitions all the time. Our focus is on the quality of meat and quality of smoke.

What is Kansas City style BBQ?
Kansas City BBQ is dry rubbed, smoked with a mixture of wood, and served with a sweet sauce on the side. A dry rub is a blend of spices applied to the meat before smoking, as opposed to a marinade which is wet.  The wood mixture changes based on the type of meat being smoked.  

Our meat is served dry, it stands on its own without sauce, but you can add sauce to taste. Our sweet sauce is a tomato/molasses based sauce. We have a Carolina sauce for those who know and love BBQ from our neighbors to the east.

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T. Rogalski

DINER REVIEW • JAN, 2014

I had Woodburn when we were visiting friends in Morgantown, and loved it! We live in Savannah, GA and have had lots of BBQ in the Southeast. Woodburn Shanks BBQ is far superior than anything my husband and I have tried. We miss our BBQ from the midwest, and this takes us back home. Check this place out!

Better than KC BBQ

DINER REVIEW • JAN, 2014

After visiting Morgantown a few times, I decided to never ever miss a visit to Woodburn Shanks BBQ for some homemade slaw, corn casserole and the best melt in your mouth, falling off the bone ribs ever. His brisket beats my mother-in-laws any day and I have never said that before! I grew up on BBQ in Kansas City and can honestly say this BBQ takes first place forever. The owner, Derrick Shanks goes out of his way to please his customers between smoking and cooking 24 hours a day. Find your way to this great hidden gem of a place that you will keep coming back for.

Kansas City Style it is

DINER REVIEW • JAN, 2014

I'm from Kansas City and this is very good Kansas City BBQ.

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DINER REVIEW • JAN 16, 2014

What a gem! If you want some mouth-watering BBQ this is the place! I never liked ribs but I tried them here and I loved them. Great people too. Glad they decided to open a shop in Morgantown.

Best BBQ Around

DINER REVIEW • JAN, 2014

If you want great BBQ that is given the care it deserves, try Woodburn Shanks Pit Style BBQ. BBQ that doesn't require sauce unless you want it doesn't come around everyday :) Don't miss out.

simply the best

DINER REVIEW • JAN, 2014

you are not going to find any better bbq anywhere within 100 miles, and maybe further. dee-licious! great side dishes..and very reasonably priced. it's a little hard to find inside the mountaineer mall, but the time and trouble getting there are more than worth it. what are you waiting for? go now!

Keep Coming Back For More

DINER REVIEW • DEC, 2013

In multiple visits, Woodburn Shanks impresses time after time and doesn't disappoint. It's apparent that they know what they're doing. Complex flavor profiles, tender, fall off the bone meat with not too much rub nor too much smoke....just right. Regarding the "poser" comment....any foodie that travels and knows BBQ knows that coonasses don't BBQ; they've perfected boiling and frying. Traditional food for Georgia....fried chicken, okra, greens, cornbread...need I go on? BTW...Love the change in the slaw! Only con....not a seated establishment.

Awesome

DINER REVIEW • NOV, 2013

pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, and ribs - This is by far the best BBQ I have had anywhere. Woodburn SHanks is one more reason West Virginia is almost Heaven.

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DINER REVIEW • SEP, 2013

I really liked it and was very much surprised!they also take debit cards which is a huge plus and the servings are large. I are with boyfriend and an extra meal for his lunch for just over 20.

Backyard Pit BBQ

DINER REVIEW • AUG, 2013

Morgantown has been starving for finger licking good BBQ. Pulled Pork, Brisket, St. Louis Ribs, Baked Beans, Cheesy Corn, Cole Slaw, Jambalaya. We are selling out almost every day catering to the Mountaineeer Mall crowd and drawing in more people every day! Newly opened we are receiving awesome feedback and hope to start working the town with the mobile truck soon! Look for us at football games and High Street

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DINER REVIEW • OCT, 2013

Woodburn Shanks BBQ would rival any KC BBQ restaurant. Food is phenomenal.

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DINER REVIEW • OCT, 2013

This is how you define bbq!! The pork is delicious, the brisket is savory, and the corn is outstanding! Get the baked beans if you can and enjoy the best bbq in Morgantown (maybe all of wv). Great people, great food!

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