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Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q

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201 Frisco St, Paola, KS 66071-5529
+1 913-783-4333
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Love my BBQ, tipped off by a friend and read the reviews, we were looking fwd to visiting the Bank. Was disappointed and saddened when we arrived to find signs in the doors that he had closed. His wife had passed and he decided to Close, but indicated he would still be selling BBQ sauce. Hopefully someone will step in... More 

Thank Woodywants2ride
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

There is an illness in the family, that's why they are closed right now. This family puts their heart and soul into this place, and they serve the best ribs in KC. My favorite road trip, period.

Thank PocketMozz
Overland Park, Kansas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

My wife and i have been going to this place for years now. Its only seasonal so we usually go every weekend when its open. The food is great and so is the customer service. I love mom and pop shops like these that value every customer.

Thank David M
Lenexa, Kansas
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to venture out and try Hillsdale a Bank Bar-B-Q. After a 30 minute car ride we pull in and much to our surprise it is closed for the season. We had checked their website before leaving home and there was no mention of them being closed. I am rating them one star and it would be 0 if... More 

3 Thank KCWine
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We were in Kansas visiting family and my brother in law said we have to go rob a bank?- well what a relief to know it was a bbq joint in an old bank ! What delicious burnt ends we had and the best root beer I've ever had ! The history of the place was quite fascinating too!

Thank 50by50
Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The folks were friendly inside and the interior decorating was interesting. Some of the old artifacts and ledgers are neat to check out. There was part of the ceiling that seemed to be falling down, but we don't know if it was intentional or not so it was fun to discuss. The fries (sweet potato and regular) were great. The... More 

Thank FlyingSmithy
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I have lived in paola for 8 years and had never been to the Hillsdale bbq. We finally went one Saturday afternoon and I will say that the food was pretty good for kc bbq. When walking in you don't think everyone is going to fit, but its pretty roomy inside. There is a railroad car attached to it as... More 

1 Thank kansasfamof5
Louisburg, Kansas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Loved the setting and the food is excellent. Check for hours of operation as it's "Family Owned/Operated" and their achedule varies, depending on the time of year.

Thank thefish747
Olathe, Kansas
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Located in the old bank in Hillsdale Kansas. It also has a old train car attached that you can sit in. The food is good but the portions are pretty small for the price. The hand breaded mushrooms are worth the trip alone.

Thank mistergks
Olathe, Kansas
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This Bar-B-Q in in the old bank building and has a railroad car attached to it for seating. Its a very small place but worth going for the food. It's kind of hidden but worth a trip to see the place. They are not open all the time so checkout if they are open before going.

Thank mistergks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Frisco St, Paola, KS 66071-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: +1 913-783-4333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?