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1001 E 171st St, Belton, MO 64012-5531
816-331-7979
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still the best beans I ever ate!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
JrBill
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Hazelwood, Missouri
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Lees Summit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Snead's is off the beaten path, a long way off. Driving from the city to here is a trip, you will pass other Bar-B-Que along the way. Pass them by and go here. This has been Kansas City's best kept secret for 50 years. Let me say it again, in one of the Meccas of Bar-B-Que, this is sacred ground.

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an old school BBQ joint that has been in the same location since I was a kid. I remember eating here with my dad as a child. Every time we come here I always order the burnt ends. They are so good and tender. The mushrooms are also pretty good. It's a lot of food for a decent... More 

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Belton, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Snead"s has been at the same location many years and the food is good and they have more than just BBQ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sneads prime rib is smoked and very tasty. Cut is 12/14 ounce it seems which is more than enough. Large baked potato and pit cooked baked beans finished my meal off. Special is $17.99 not bad for the quality and quantity. Server Debbie is always outstanding.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Looking for a laid back no frills setting with some very tasty food, Sneads hits the spot. The Fried Catfish was very good, and I was able to sneak some BBQ from my wifes order of Brownies (crispy ends of beef) which was fabulous as well. If you want good food at a fair price then you will enjoy Sneads.... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Very popular spot with many of my friends. I've eaten here 2x now. I think the beans and slaw are good as any other place but otherwise food is just average. Staff is super nice and attentive. Decor is old and could use updating. Not a bad spot and just as good as some other more pricey KC locations.

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Additional Information about Snead's Bar B-Q

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

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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
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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