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“So THIS is Kansas City BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gates Bar BQ

Gates Bar BQ
103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
913-383-1752
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Ranked #27 of 90 Restaurants in Leawood
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texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“So THIS is Kansas City BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having eaten bbq everywhere from Texas to East Coast, I was excited to finally try KC bbq. Inquired at hotel and with no hesitation, was sent to Gates. Thankfully they were open until midnight! YAY! Delicious! Friendly service, very casual down-home atmosphere. Staff recommended we try a platter that included ribs, pork and beef - $25ish. Very good and plenty for two. The sauce had a little kick! Will go back to Gates if we pass this way again!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shawnee, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“If there was a no star option”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lived in Kc entire life and gates has been here forever. However it is not worth your time. Ribs are fatty and tough. Sausage is some strange kind of meat combination that looks disgusting. Brisket is okay but again very fatty meat. Ham was good. If you don't know BBQ then this might be good. However save yourself the time and money and go to One of the many other options

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Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Burnt ends? Say, "YES!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Holy cow this was good. The place was smokey from the wood smoke and the meat was absolutely divine! I'm not sure how some rate it as "ok" because it was flipping good BBQ!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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194 reviews 194 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let me say, you go to Gates for great BBQ, not for the service. They are fast and efficient at the counter, but that comes out sounding rude at times. Let it go, the food is worth it. The ladies they have walking around the dining room to make sure you have what you need are friendly enough for the whole restaurant. We will always come back.

Visited July 2014
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Kewaskum, WI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Outstanding Carry Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We got a rack of ribs and side of beans for tailgating at a Royals game. Outstanding bbq and beans. Nothing better with a beer in the parking lot before a great ballgame.

Visited June 2014
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