We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gates & Sons Bar-b-q

1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
+1 913-621-1134
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (14 reviews)
“mixed plate” (2 reviews)
“burnt ends” (18 reviews)
All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This BBQ was fantastic. I was a "virgin" Gates BBQ customer, but no more! I ordered the Mixed Plate, it came with three ribs, some brisket, smoked ham, and a ton of fries. I was told that it would be enough for two meals; they...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This BBQ lived up to the hype! It's on the spicy side, but that's the way we like it. The ordering process up front was a little confusing, but worth it. Staff is really nice.

Thank gypsyfromtexas
Reviewed 1 August 2017

So I heard how excellent Gates is. NOT. They pass off some crappy, slimy pig swine as burnt ends. It's shredded, greasy and nasty. I don't advise any to go there. What a rip off.

Thank tastytwinkie
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a place that was on my bucket list of places to eat. Could smell the smoke just standing in the parking lot. Thought I was in heaven. A little confusing on how to order. Had to repeat myself several times because our sides...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

When I return to my hometowns of both Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, the first thing I must have is barbeque. Now we’re talking about a place known for the big Q. During my travels, I’ve had my share of ribs, burnt ends, sausage, tips...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Overall the food was good and I found the ribs to be the best meat item that I ordered. They were meaty, flavorful and not full of fat

Thank kennstransky
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Gates is s must stop on your BBQ tour of Kansas City! More of a fast food style of ordering but the food is anything but fast food! Long hours of smoking the meat makes it super tender. I had the burnt end sandwich and...More

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

As many have stated, the ordering process is kind of crazy and chaotic which can be overwhelming and confusing for some. The bbq is pretty good and affordable.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Gate's is a Kansas City staple and one of the more popular bbq joints in town - though there are plenty to choose from! Every establishment has good and bad days - this was a good day for Gate's! The service was fantastic, food delicious...More

Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I recommend calling your order in. Ordering in line can be chaotic and stressful but for some it is part of the charm. On busy days parking is non-existent. Get there early and wait for a spot. Don't be that jerk that parks where you...More

Thank the5kites
Nearby Restaurants
Bonito Michoacan
30 reviews
.41 km away
Go Chicken Go
12 reviews
1.53 km away
El Camino Real
30 reviews
.85 km away
Krizmans House of Sausage
10 reviews
1.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center
24 reviews
1.49 km away
Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point
20 reviews
2.21 km away
Cathedral of Saint Peter
7 reviews
1.10 km away
7th Street Casino
11 reviews
.88 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
I thought the sides came with our meal, but it may depend on the entree' you order. Thus, you may have to ask at the time of ordering.
23 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from rdubbs08 | Reviewed this property |
The Presidential platter (no sides) is around $80...you cannot go wrong!!!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-621-1134
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing