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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Consistantly Very Good For 30+ Years

I have visited this particular Gates for many years and have found it to be the most consistent of all of the outlets. My favorites are the sausage and the beef and 1/2, both lean smoky and perfect with the original Gates sauce. Complimentary coffee at the end of the bar. Nice interior considering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Gary G
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Athens, Alabama
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Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We'd heard this was excellent barbecue and it really was. Had a great selection of meats and sauces. They moved everyone through the line very efficiently.

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

While visiting KC it is only natural to try out different BBQ spots. This location was close to my hotel so why not. There were a few cars in the parking lot and a few people in line so, I figured it must be good. I chose take out as the place was smokey and I didn't want to smell... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have visited this particular Gates for many years and have found it to be the most consistent of all of the outlets. My favorites are the sausage and the beef and 1/2, both lean smoky and perfect with the original Gates sauce. Complimentary coffee at the end of the bar. Nice interior considering the age of this place. Lunch... More 

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Basehor, Kansas
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Q here lacks the heart and soul of the KC bbq scene. Its mass produced and has no character. The animation of the staff makes a unique visit, but the fare falls woefully short.

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Galveston
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was told I had to try Gates when in town. The ribs were very tender and had a great dry rub. Service was slow. Having good BBQ in Texas, I wasn't that impressed.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I stopped here on my way to the airport and couldn't have been more pleasently surprised. It is a hole in the wall and a little run down, but the food was amazing, cheap, and delicious. The staff could not have been more friendly. There are no waiters, you order at a register, but the staff was more attentive after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great BBQ. Interesting menu and felt pressured when I ordered (in a good way). Ended up ordering the beef bbq sandwich and it was very good. I live in Birmingham and we wanted to enjoy some good KC BBQ and Gates did not disappoint. The sauce was fantastic! You can get the sauce here and we also saw it at... More 

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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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