Super yummy. Fun atmosphere. Some of the best French fries I've ever had and seriously the portion size is HUGE!!!
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
We've been to the Bates City location many times and been very pleased every time. However, the Shawnee location just doesn't compare. The beef is nothing special - tended to be dry and flavorless. Will not go back.