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Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City

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13441 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64145
18169429141
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 329
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
BBQ lover's paradise

Arguably the best BBQ in Kansas City. Nice sit-down restaurant. Excellent service from an attentive staff. My favorite side is the cheesy corn. Be prepared to spend a little more but, it's worth it. NOT a fast food joint, fine dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gordon C
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Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arguably the best BBQ in Kansas City. Nice sit-down restaurant. Excellent service from an attentive staff. My favorite side is the cheesy corn. Be prepared to spend a little more but, it's worth it. NOT a fast food joint, fine dining.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you life dining at "original" places this is your best bet for BBQ... it was my Dads FAVORITE place.... oh and the Lamb ribs are fabulous so tender melt in your mouth. Jack stack is one of the few places that you can get some huge mouthwatering BEEF ribs...... one of our "go to" spots for family celebrations.. there... More 

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Thank Kimsh4
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jack Stack is my overall favorite BBQ in Kansas City and the Martin City location is the original (for me) with the best overall ambiance / feel! No disappointments in any menu selection; always consistent in presentation and taste and delivered by great staff! If looking for one of the best fish options in BBQ format, be sure to select... More 

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Thank kat r
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was excellent, service more than expected, very accommodating with young children, food out of this world good with generous portions and excellent flavor.

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Thank JA R
Belton, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More expensive that most BBQ joints, but well worth it, especially for a special occasion or out of town guests. Full menu, sandwiches and burnt ends especially good. Don't miss the cheesy corn bake or baked beans!

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Thank Msfreethought
Kansas City, Missouri
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, great selection, rib tips and cheesy corn are a must try. Nice bar. Brisket, ham and chicken are awesome.

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Thank C E
Cabot, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having this restaurant recommended by everyone I met in Kansas City, from the airport shuttle driver to several service members, I decided to try it. The burnt ends, cheesy corn, and baked beans, which everyone recommended, were amazing. I will be returning whenever I'm in Kansas City.

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Thank Margaret G
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

While Jack Stack BBQ is not located in the most convenient place (downtown KC), it was well worth the visit. I had my trepidations when I saw the size of the restaurant and the higher end décor as these places typically have minimal BBQ and it is all about the tourist-trap atmosphere. NOTHING could be further from the truth. Real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The selection is fantastic. I ordered the turkey and ham. Both were juicy and not over cooked. They have the best French fries by far. I also enjoyed a piece of fresh carrot cake.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went during restaurant week and our server was super. The fried mushrooms were big, but I didn't like the taste. I didn't like the sauce that it came with either. The barbecue had a lot of vinegar in it, which I didn't like. I definitely prefer the Memphis style bbq. I think the ribs were over cooked. The ceasar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13441 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64145
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 18169429141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?