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Bates City Bar-B-Q

313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
(816) 625-4961
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Bates City
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Oak Grove, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'll start by saying I'm a bit biased in the fact I've been eating here since I was a kid, and still eat here a couple times a month usually. I would definitely miss it if it were gone. The BBQ is better than average but not great. Some days it is better than others. The beef or ham are... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We didn't go to the restaurant but instead checked into the KOA at Oakgrove, MO. The Bates City BarBQ restaurant had a portable serving station, with a delightful young couple, at the KOA. I had ribs and my bride had pulled pork and we split sides of cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad and hand cut French fries. The meat... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I had the burnt ends which were very tasty but my husband was not impressed with the ribs which he found overdone. Maybe it's a regional thing, but we could not figure out why we got a piece of plain unbuttered bread. Beans we're okay as well.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We were pretty disappointed on that lack of flavor that we had on the burn ends and pulled pork sandwiches we had today. Also the baked beans were no better than opening a can of pork and beans and adding some onions. Not a keeper for us.

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a very nice little restaurant with very tasty BBQ. The owners are very friendly and hard workers and you can tell they know their BBQ. I only had a pulled pork sandwich with slaw and sweet tea but it was more than enough and excellent. so nice not to have to go to a chain restaurant. Stop by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I love BBQ, especially Kansas City style, and I have tried it many different places but Bates City BBQ is still the best. As other reviews say, this is a bit of a "back-woods" kind of place but the food they do is first class. My regular is a combo sandwich (that's beef and ham) with a side of their... More 

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Odessa, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Bates City Bar-b-que is a small cafe-style restaurant, located just a few minutes off of I-70 in the small town of Bates City, Missouri. The sweet barbecue aroma is apparent as you near the restaurant. When you enter walk right up to the counter, pick up a tray and a person will be right there to take your order. Their... More 

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Oak Grove, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Bates City is probably best known for their BAR - B -Q. The restaurant is not much too look at...but the food is great. No table service. You must go through line and order your food and carry it to the table, but the prices make up for that small inconvenience. Fills up fast on Sunday around noon. Friendly staff.... More 

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Bates City, Missouri
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Nothing better than Bates City Bar-B-Q. A small quaint place to eat. Burnt end sandwich is very good. Would go there again. Very reasonable prices for the amount of food you get. Off Z highway when going east on I-70.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Out in the middle of nowhere along interstate 70 is a town called Bates City and they have a great Bar-b-que restaurant. The food was very good, I had a mixed plate of 3 meats. The prices were extremely reasonable and the portions are very generous. The food was ready very quick. There's nothing fancy about the place but it... More 

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Address: 313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
Phone Number: (816) 625-4961
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Bates City
Cuisine: Barbecue

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