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Gates Bar-B-Q

3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
+1 816-753-0828
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“mixed plate” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (122 reviews)
“sandwich” (53 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Originally from KC, I live 120 miles away now. Will drive there for my favorite BBQ. My favorite is the beef and a half. A pound and half of sliced brisket on sandwich bread, fries and Gates BBQ sauce to dip them in. Don't be...More

Thank papajohn72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sauce although I picked sweet was a little too society for me. I ordered a thigh and they gave me half a chicken. I wish they would have told me they don't sell single pieces, I wouldn't have purchased it. I was visiting and...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the single turkey sandwich without sauce. They served it with the sauce. I explained I couldn't eat the sauce, I needed it plain. They took the sandwich back in the kitchen, wiped off most of the sauce then there it on bread. OMG...More

1  Thank Miata P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gates has been around since I can remember. You probably can find a jar of their varieties of barbecue sauces around the nation. This is not your average chain store for barbecue. They have all you could want from barbecue to just a good ole...More

Thank 747dcworldtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was so much pepper on it you could not eat it. That's all you could taste. I wasted my money. You stand in line for 20 minutes. Just to get to the counter with people yelling. This is a bad set up to begin...More

1  Thank Annis A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by locals. It was good soul food. The line to order was long, but moved quickly. Everyone in our party head something different, so we were able to share. The plate was a big hit. The sausage and ribs were good...More

Thank Keshia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at Gates this week for lunch, eager to try this infamous taste of Kansas City. I read the reviews before I got there so I knew what to expect but was still disappointed with the slow service and wait time at the counter....More

Thank kmz7056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafeteria style restaurant serves a wide variety of AMAZING barbecue at very reasonable prices! The service was outstanding. There is a small bar/lounge, but all in your party must be 21 to sit there.

Thank rjanperkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Gates bbq! I lived in Kansas during high school and this was my favorite place to visit. They did not disappoint me during our visit. We ate there everyday!!

Thank joshalind a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was nice clean...they where very friendly...food was on point was made very well place was packed....u will enjoy...Mmmmm..Mmm good

Thank Joshua D
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29 February 2016|
Response from WASH913 H |
Jack stacks much better!
Todd T
6 June 2015|
Response from Todd T | Reviewed this property |
Hurlicia T
4 April 2015|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
From the Gates BBQ website: Hours of Operation: Open everyday 10:00 am until midnight. Friday and Sat. open 10:00 am until 1:00 am. Sunday 10:00 am until midnight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-753-0828
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