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Gates Bar-B-Q

1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
+1 816-531-7522
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“sandwich” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best barbecue I've had. So good. First time here and the staff went out of their way to make it superb for us!!

Thank chs70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been told for years that I needed to try Gates Barbecue. I finally did, and believe me, Kansas City has far better barbecue than this. From the outside, the building looked very nice, upscale. Inside, well, very crowded and the worst part was...More

Thank Cindi K
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I ordered ham and turkey and got game and beef but I would recommend this place over jackstack and their sauce is amazing.

Thank catgaming s
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Being from Texas it’s hard to find really good BBQ outside of the state. Gates was alright but not what I’m used to at home. I had the ribs which were good and the beans and coleslaw were average. The food was a little on...More

Thank Ghpenn
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Well you have to have to be excellent to be BBQ in Kansas City. Several location in area. This one is pretty upscale for BBQ. National known for its BBQ sauce. The sausage is excellent and almost spicy enough to make you break out in...More

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 25 October 2017

As part of my annual visit to Kansas City, I always plan a dinner at Gates. So I was prepared to stand in a long line in the deliciously smoky serving area--and prepared to give an answer when someone shouted to me, "Hi, Can I...More

Thank AndyScheer
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were here twice. The first time, I came for carryout and they were out of ribs. That was shocking and rather appalling. Although I could have waited 30 minutes for ribs, I didn't have that patience. I ordered two of their buns, which was...More

Thank CP220
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Overall, it's a prize winning BBQ experience. However, the customer service gets a failing grade, as I was greeted by rude order takers who yelled at me for taking longer to decide on what I wanted to order.

Thank plogan0854
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I was told by someone who migrated to K.C. (now a resident), that Gates had the best barbeque around. Maybe I should've asked a original K.C. native (shrugs)... Sorry K.C.,... But we've got spots in Philly that'll put this place in a coffin! The staff...More

Thank Philly G
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The turkey and brisquet was excellent,no sauce required. The original sauce was a bit too hot and ruinedthe taste of the meat.

Thank _vondaseannatyler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-531-7522
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