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Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q

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201 Frisco St, Paola, KS 66071
(913) 783-4333
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were in Kansas visiting family and my brother in law said we have to go rob a bank?- well what a relief to know it was a bbq joint in an old bank ! What delicious burnt ends we had and the best root beer I've ever had ! The history of the place was quite fascinating too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Lenexa, Kansas
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We decided to venture out and try Hillsdale a Bank Bar-B-Q. After a 30 minute car ride we pull in and much to our surprise it is closed for the season. We had checked their website before leaving home and there was no mention of them being closed. I am rating them one star and it would be 0 if... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in Kansas visiting family and my brother in law said we have to go rob a bank?- well what a relief to know it was a bbq joint in an old bank ! What delicious burnt ends we had and the best root beer I've ever had ! The history of the place was quite fascinating too!

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Thank 50by50
Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The folks were friendly inside and the interior decorating was interesting. Some of the old artifacts and ledgers are neat to check out. There was part of the ceiling that seemed to be falling down, but we don't know if it was intentional or not so it was fun to discuss. The fries (sweet potato and regular) were great. The... More 

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Thank FlyingSmithy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in paola for 8 years and had never been to the Hillsdale bbq. We finally went one Saturday afternoon and I will say that the food was pretty good for kc bbq. When walking in you don't think everyone is going to fit, but its pretty roomy inside. There is a railroad car attached to it as... More 

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Thank kansasfamof5
Louisburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the setting and the food is excellent. Check for hours of operation as it's "Family Owned/Operated" and their achedule varies, depending on the time of year.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located in the old bank in Hillsdale Kansas. It also has a old train car attached that you can sit in. The food is good but the portions are pretty small for the price. The hand breaded mushrooms are worth the trip alone.

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Olathe, Kansas
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This Bar-B-Q in in the old bank building and has a railroad car attached to it for seating. Its a very small place but worth going for the food. It's kind of hidden but worth a trip to see the place. They are not open all the time so checkout if they are open before going.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q located in Hillsdale Kansas (population 229) and is about 25 south of Overland Park. Although they are only open F-S-S, the BBQ and the service is excellent...offered in an old, turn of the century bank building. Great place to take the family or carryout...it is unique and I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Hillsdale Bar-B-Q's sauce... More 

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lacygne
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

first, it is in hillsdale, not Paola. So good, nothing bad to say. Eat anything, it's good. Take a walk out back too, so pretty.

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Dothan, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is an interesting place with the old bank vault now pressed into service as restrooms. Lots of neat artifacts to look at and the caboose converted to a dining car is neat too. The food is consistently good; the place is clean, the service is quick and the folks are friendly. We'd recommend you visit them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Frisco St, Paola, KS 66071
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Paola
  • Phone Number: (913) 783-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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