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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 good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“sandwich” (17 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at Gates Bar-B-Q for lunch. Had heard a lot about it so decided to give it a try. My son and I had the ribs which were okay the meat was good but fatty and the sauce was too vinegary for my...More

Thank Wingdinger2015
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the BBQ turkey sandwich as always. Had a side order of potato salad. Alas, it was not as good as Que city's potato salad. Great service...with the 'Hye, may I help you?' Received generous portion of turkey on my sandwich. The hostess was kid...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Visiting KC, I was told we had to visit here, as it was one of the older joints in the area (or at least company-wise). You walk in and order at the counter, after they have yelled a greeting to you. I opted for the...More

Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have lived in Kansas,City for 3 years. We had tried pretty much all of the big BBQ places. For some reason, we still hadn't made it to Gates! We went on a Sunday night in a group of 4. We got...More

Thank Kalin L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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