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Gates Bar-B-Q

1221 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO
816-483-3880
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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The sauce is the best. Make sure to order the center cut ribs, a little more but so worth it. The chicken was good too. They give a lot of fries, enough to share

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gates is the Bar-B-Q in Knsas City and 12th & Brooklin is the best location. Our family has been going there for 40 years, They have the best beef sandwiches. Hreat for tail gating at the Chief's or Royal's dame.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

plenty of food for the money, a little on the vinegar side. all in all not bad.nice friendly service. clean.

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went here after the Blues preseason hockey game at Sprint Center. It was very good. I really enjoyed the burgers and fries! I really loved the BBQ and was dipping my fries in it. The meat fell right off the bone on ribs which I like. Great pricing also.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Everything is authentic and you will want to enjoy your time at Gates. We drove quite a ways from our hotel because several locals gave us high marks. We were not let down. I was with several meat eaters and they were all stuffed to the gills with great food. More than they could eat. I had a simple turkey... More

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gates food was great, but the portions were out of control large. We also found the menu a bit hard to decipher until a regular explained it to us. I wish there had been descriptions for the different cuts of meat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best barbque sauce i have ever put on my tongue. We were in KC for a national convention and I called a fraternity brother of mine to see if he was in town. He recommended Gates because he is from KC and goes all the time. The food is good and the price is resonable.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Absolutely awesome.....blows the doors off of Jack Stack & leaves them "eating their dust". More meat on one sandwich than on 10 lunch plates at Jack Stack, and about 1/2 the price. The sauce is some of the best in BBQ land. Simple food served in simple fashion but oh my!!!!....what flavor. Wish I had stayed for another brisket sandwich....... More

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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317 reviews 317 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Yummy bbq but confusing flow if you aren't a local. There were a lot of locals so I could follow along and figured it out without emarrassing myself. That being said the bbq was really good and that is what I am basing my rating on it was, well, rustic? Not the best neighborhood around but it was friendly and... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had a combo plate of ribs, ham, bbq pork & brisket. All of which were very good. The sauce here is a little bit sweet for my liking but overall, they have great service and a lot of things to try out. I would go back if I were in KC again. Definitely worth a try!

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Additional Information about Gates Bar-B-Q

Address: 1221 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO
Phone Number: 816-483-3880
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Barbecue

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