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Wabash's BBQ and Blues Garden

646 S Kansas City Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2639
+1 816-630-7700
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (40 reviews)
“brisket” (33 reviews)
“fried mushrooms” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
646 S Kansas City Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2639
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband is a huge BBQ fan...so a block or two away from The Elms is a fun BBQ place in the old Wabash train station. Good food...my husband got the Tuesday night rib special and I got a brisket sandwich. Both came with fries....More

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ I have ever had but left smelling like grease and smoke! Oh well, it was worth it!

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a block walk from the elms hotel/spa in an old train depot. Great BBQ and in the summer bands and an outdoor party atmosphere.

Thank wearegoingplaces
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bbq joint—-but too dirty for my taste. Old train station, but not very well taken care of. It could be a lot better in cleanliness and atmosphere

Thank MarciaLHansen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to town a little early. Heard alot about this place. Not overly impressed. It smelled great upon getting out of the car. I ordered the piggyback platter. The pork was dry dry dry. The ribs were not very favorable. The fried mushrooms were...More

Thank trooper198
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great atmosphere and some of the best bbq in the KC area. Don't like BBQ? Try the Train Track Tenderloin or the fish. Get the mushrooms or onion strings as appetizers. Go on a Saturday night in the summer and fall to listen to free...More

Thank blyth64062
Reviewed 21 December 2017

They also have the greatest fried mushrooms. They are sliced thin before they are battered and they have a house made dressing to die for!

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Fantastic food every single time I have been there. (which is a lot) I have been with just one person to a whole group. Always fast and friendly.

Thank Kelley U
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the barbeque sauce!! So great. excellent prices, quick service. Not overly friendly staff, but nice enough. We ate at the bar side (separate enterance) as the dining side closes earlier. Husband got chicken strips and also liked them, but was highly disappointed when he...More

Thank prattdf
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had the half rack of long ends. You pick up a bone and meat fell off. Was enough for 2 and mouth watering. The pulled pork was melt.in your mouth 😊

Thank preble15
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16 June 2016|
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Response from thefabulous4 | Reviewed this property |
When I asked the waitress she said they don't offer any gluten free options. I have a severe gluten allergy, I ordered a salad with smoked turkey and had no problems. If you are looking for gluten free the Mercantile in... More
1 December 2015|
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Response from DavidSX3828ND | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. If the restaurant has specials, it may change from time to time.
1 December 2015|
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Response from butterbean73 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of daily specials, I do not eat there anymore because they do not smoke on premises. It is cooked in Excelsior Springs and reheated here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 646 S Kansas City Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2639
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Excelsior Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 816-630-7700
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