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Gates Bar-B-Q

1221 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO
816-483-3880
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Ranked #174 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Recommend by a local, this was definitely some good bbq. Great flavor, good service. Wish they had a kids meal/portion. Paid $13 for a full meal for the kids, and they could barely finish half. I get it, good bbq is pricy, but give us an option for kids so lunch for 2 Adults and 2 kids doesn't cost $65... More

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va
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great KC BBQ! Friendly staff as well. We split a slab of ribs and added sides. Plenty of food large portions! At first we thought the items were a bit pricey but considering the portion size you get your money's worth. Will be back if in the area again.

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Joplin, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had always heard about Kansas City barbeque, and Gates certainly lives up to the reputation. Although we were there during the noon rush, we spent very little time in line. They took our order quickly and accurately. The food was mouthwatering and oh so good. This was some of the best we have eaten.

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Richmond, Virginia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fries were ok, but the burnt ends sandwich on a hoagie was out of this world. Ate here for lunch and did not need another meal for the rest of the day. I have heard mixed things about the service. One lady several people in front of me had words with the cashier and got out of the line and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we had to try this place out was recommend by a family member now they have spacious dining area and the food is very good so if your wanting a bbq place that is also in various areas of kc so it is convenient if your staying or in various areas of town definitely check it out

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hot springs, arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

had a chance to eat here. The staff was overly kind and informative about what might best suit our tastes. Sauce has a little heat to it. Fries were enough for two.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food was very good and the beer was cold. Excellent value for the quantity and quality of food. I love the servers.I have a new appreciation for bar-b-q. the assorted platter for four can really feed six. I had sauce on the side. I found myself sopping the sauce with my bread.

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Reno
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I like to sample good BBQ, without sauce. I look for smoke, flavor, tenderness and moistness. Annually I go to many BBQ cook-offs and try their customer served ribs, brisket and pulled pork. I have found Texas and Carolina to have the best and the most consistent BBQ. Gates was told to me, by many locals to be the best... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

it's the sauce.....it is to die for........love the welcome slogan....also toured the sauce distribution center.....bam

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I think this is the location we ate at (there are several in the city). The service was friendly, the bbq good and the price was right.

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