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Gates Bar BQ

103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
+1 913-383-1752
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“beef” (16 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent multiple summers with my grandmother in Kansas City as a child. My son, mom, and I recently were in KC and my mom wanted gates. We went by State Line and got dinner. The ribs were really salty - I don't remember them...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Don't get this way very often so we dropped in. It is funny that over the years the size of the beef on bun continues to shrink, but the wonderful taste is still there. We like it.

Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ordered a slab of ribs and a bowl of coleslaw. The ribs were nice and tender and the coleslaw was perfect. This is a great way to have dinner and the price is decent. Will be back to this place again.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

"Hi, may I help you?" When you hear that your minutes away from world class bar BQ. Ribs are great, the beans are the best I've every tasted.

Thank Atmuffinman
Reviewed 6 June 2017

After living in Kansas City for over 30 years we finally tried Gates BBQ. If you want some basic bbq or basic sandwich, this place would be right up your alley. I was a little taken aback that there weren't many plate items on the...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Once a year the family takes a trip to the KC area for a convention and this is always the one place that we HAVE to eat at. Food was excellent as usual. All 4 of us ordered the burnt end sandwich which was amazing...More

Thank Travlers17
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went this past Sunday and enjoyed some BBQ. I am not a fan of BBQ sauce at all but really enjoyed my beef sandwich even though it had sauce on it. The sauce was just enough on the meat to still enjoy the meat. The...More

Thank jshew25
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

If you grew up in Kansas City, chances are; you grew up eating Gates. However, over the past 5 years; Gates has been inconsistent and not worth the money nor the time. Now, my last 25 visits to Gates has been subpar, and mediocre at...More

Thank Reggie R
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After hearing how great Gates BBQ is, the meal was pretty disappointing. We got the 4 ends meal and sausage meal. Ribs were just okay, beef and pork were both pretty fatty. Fries and BBQ sauce were both good. Sausage was okay, pretty dense though....More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After hearing about how great it was supposed to be, I was really disappointed after eating here. Everything my fiancé and I had was mediocre at best.

Thank Aleshia C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leawood
  • Phone Number: +1 913-383-1752
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