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Bates City BBQ of Shawnee

6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
+1 913-962-7447
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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“beans” (7 reviews)
“burnt ends” (4 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here for yrs. but the quality just continues to slide downhill. Ordered takeout to serve 10 family members and it was bad. If you like very dry, think sand dry beef with a slight, been in the refrigerator for days taste, you're gonna...More

Thank mike3431
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Super yummy. Fun atmosphere. Some of the best French fries I've ever had and seriously the portion size is HUGE!!!

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

LOVE this small hidden gem! This is one of our favorite places to get excellent BBQ in KC. Portion sizes are big, fries are amazing and any of the meat is perfectly smoked. We go at least once a month and have never had a...More

Thank brummitt5
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are many different was to prepare BBQ ribs. When served, some arrive with very little fat and almost dry while others are more juicy and still have a little fat that hasn't been cooked off. Bates serves the latter variety and they are Great!...More

Thank 8,218
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I would consider myself something of a connoisseur of KC BBQ. I've been to most of the places in town...but hadn't been here. My wife and I split the burnt ends, beans and fries. The burnt ends and beans were average by Kansas City standards,...More

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always excellent tender meat. Love the fries and baked beans, always fast service and friendly staff. Flavorful bbq...

Thank CurlyGurlyRed
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Bates City tonight and ordered the burnt ends dinner with baked beans. It was pretty good. We have had burnt ends in several places in town and these are my favorite so far. Most places--including the expensive ones--have a ton of fat on them...More

Thank Travelinggirl17
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visit our son and kids in Shawnee Mission frequently. Bates is convenient. Given a choice, would drive a bit further to something more notable. We've found Bate to be adequate BBQ but there are better options if you have the time. If you're in...More

Thank TumbleweedandCactus
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Having driven by this place dozens of times, I finally decided to try it for lunch. I was sorry I did. Everything I tasted tasted "off," from the meat to the sides. It simply didn't taste good no matter what standard you're measuring it against....More

Thank John E
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Fun little place with friendly staff and good Kansas City barbecue. Lunch specials with a drink and fries under 9 bucks, best fries around and nice big portions.

Thank Jon W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 913-962-7447
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