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Gates & Sons Bar-b-q

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1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
(913) 621-1134
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We stopped here after a visit to the city market. First thing in the door is "Hi, May I help you!" The girls at the counter were so friendly. I ordered a slab of ribs and two combo lunches. So much food leftover. It may be a little expensive but it was a few meals for us. The potatoes salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jennifer L
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Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a visit to the city market. First thing in the door is "Hi, May I help you!" The girls at the counter were so friendly. I ordered a slab of ribs and two combo lunches. So much food leftover. It may be a little expensive but it was a few meals for us. The potatoes salad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Gates and Sons is the standard bearer for Kansas City Bar B Que in my opinion. As a native Omahan, we know good meat, and are BBQ experts in our own rights. Anytime our family visits KC, it is almost mandatory that we either visit the restaurant, or at the very least order the take-out platter. It is always a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very disappointed! We had heard great things about this place, but it was only mediocre at best. The turkey was deli sliced thin with a strange, orange bbq sauce on it that was not good! The burnt end sandwich was decent, but the fries were soggy. I would go elsewhere for bbq.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

How May I Help YOU! as you are greeted, pretty much as you walk in the door. be ready to order! Never a bad meal, at any of the locations. I've gone to the KCK locale for too many years to count. Good Brisket, REAL turkey, ham, pork...smoked to perfection. Your tummy will be happy just coming in the parking... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really wanted to like this place. The mutton ribs were ok, and I really did like the sauce. But the terrible service ruined it for me. The "yelling at you" was not quaint, and they seemed like they wanted to go out of their way to make me feel stupid for not knowing that I needed a tray. Way... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The menu isn't easy to understand and ordering is just as difficult. People are waiting in line, and they want your order before you reach the register. The sides were confusing to me and it was super loud. . My daughter in law and I had the Burnt ends, and both orders were very fatty. It was quite disappointing. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love their barbecue. Love the fast service. Sides are delicious but expensive. But you do get what you pay for. I've been eating Gates for over 30 years now and my whole family of 10 and their family and their family and.... 😊

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This bbq greatly exceeded my expectations! I had the center cut ribs and cucumber salad and was very pleased with my meal. The cost was also extremely reasonable.The counter staff were very friendly and knowledgeable in answering questions about the menu. Overall a great meal! Will definitely stop here every time I visit Kansas City!!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is a long time favorite. You can't go wrong with anything you order but my favorite is the Burnt Ends on Hoagie bun with Sweet and Spicy sauce. The staff is friendly and make you feel at home.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Average barbeque. Nothing to write home about. On the expensive side. Had the 4 boner dish which came to $32 plus change.

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Additional Information about Gates & Sons Bar-b-q

Address: 1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
Phone Number: (913) 621-1134
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (913) 621-1134

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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