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1001 E 171st St, Belton, MO 64012-5531
816-331-7979
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sneads Bar BQ - Belton, Missouri

This BBQ was started by the Snead family in the mid 50's. The well seasoned pit has provided many tons of smoked meats over the years and still produces wonderful products today. The "Beef Brownies" (Beef Burnt Ends) have always been my favorite, along with their cole slaw (a touch of sweetness... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Larry W
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the 3 meat. Ribs, shaved sausage and beef brownies (burnt ends). Sausage looked like "spam" but was good. The ribs and "brownies" were dry, dry, dry. Must have been leftovers from the weekend. Was very disappointed. Had expected much better from an establishment which has been around a long time. Maybe the time is up for this place. To... More 

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Thank Peter P
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This BBQ was started by the Snead family in the mid 50's. The well seasoned pit has provided many tons of smoked meats over the years and still produces wonderful products today. The "Beef Brownies" (Beef Burnt Ends) have always been my favorite, along with their cole slaw (a touch of sweetness) & baked pit beans. The Snead sauce is... More 

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Thank Larry W
Belton, Missouri
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is good quality BBQ but not outstanding. I personally did not care for their sauces. Some folks might love them. That is just my opinion and my wifes also.

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Thank Sherman R
Overland Park, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you like beef brisket as tough as shoe leather, then you will love eating the very thickly sliced smoked beef brisket from Snead's. The food doesn't even come remotely close to what was originally served in the 1960's and 1970's when it was sliced thinly, very tender, nicely smoked, and the servings were piled high. So extremely disappointing, and... More 

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Thank whiskerlady
Lees Summit, MO
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place has been in the KC area for years and we just visited last week. Of all the BBQ places, Sneed's has the best beans of all, and we have tried many. The decor hasn't left the 70's but that just adds to the fun. I had the sliders, which allow you to try three of their meats and... More 

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Thank szvacek
Belton, Missouri
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Family dining environment, food very good, I will go back next time I'm wanting BBQ. Service good, and servers friendly. Only disappointment I had was they don't serve sweet potato fries. I like sweet potato fries with honey mustard. (no brown sugar please)

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Thank Janice N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

not my favorite place. The ribs were ok dry and hard to chew. The sauce was nasty. Place needs. Major update inside look like the 70's. This is kc there are way better places to eat. Don't waste your time or money

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Thank Jason L
Lees Summit
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times and love it. I had smoked turkey and brisquet sandwich. Their fries are freshly cut and fried, so good! Ribs are tasty too.

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1 Thank Karen L
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Debbie was our waitstaff, and she was incredibly helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We ordered 1/2 slab, and the "brownies" (burnt ends). The pit beans are the best in the area. The "other" bbq establishment does not compete. The atmosphere is clean, and simple. The menu was easy to read, the lighting perfect, and the smoke rings amazing. It is... More 

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We ate at Snead's about two decades ago, so when we came through town over Easter weekend, we decided to pay it another visit. My fondest memory was the BBQ beans and they didn't disappoint. We dined a little before the dinner hour so the place was nearly empty. We were seated quickly and placed our orders. Our server was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 E 171st St, Belton, MO 64012-5531
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Belton
  • Phone Number: 816-331-7979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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