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Gates Bar BQ

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103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
+1 913-383-1752
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (17 reviews)
“mixed plate” (4 reviews)
“beans” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop at Gates BBQ in Leawood off I435 on the way to Lawrence, Kansas to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Gates has several convenient locations around KC. We picked up a pound of beef and pork with a large side of baked beans....More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped at this restaurant because there were so many cars out front. When I went inside there wasn't a direction signs so I was just standing there trying to figure out what I was doing when this grandma at the register hollered "you're in...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gates is my go to spot for bbq sandwiches. I recommed the combo and a half, a HUGE sandwich with brisket and ham. Get the fries and dip them into the sweet and mild Gates sauce which is my favorite. This is the sandwich I...More

Thank Jayhawker1983
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Amazing BBQ! I always order a combo and 1/2 sandwich and fries extra crispy! My favorite is beef and pork combo! My husband eats the pork and turkey combo! The sandwiches are HUGE! They typically make two meals! There are 3 different sauces! I like...More

Thank b4osage
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I arrived at 11:30 AM and the Gates parking lot was already full. I waited in line a while and then ordered a mixed plate. The guy behind me asked, "How can you eat all that food?" I replied, "I probably can't." Then I added,...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed September 24, 2017

A local resident informed us that Gates was her go-to BBQ, so we added it to our list of places to visit while in KC. I found the restaurant less than welcoming. It wasn't quite clear when we entered which line we were supposed to...More

Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Milton, we stopped at Gates instead of another BBQ place. Glad we got here early - at 6pm the line was out the door. We had the full rack of ribs, french fries and onion rings. The fries and onion rings were terrific....More

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Always crowded but if you want no frills down and dirty BBQ at a decent price this place is for you. Dining area always a little sketchy cleanliness wise and don't bother with the bathrooms, but the place pumps out good BBQ and not much...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my ribs at Gates.. It is somewhat stressful to order though.. you have to look at the menu quick and be ready when they call on you... Food was good..

Thank Arkansastraveler74
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I spent multiple summers with my grandmother in Kansas City as a child. My son, mom, and I recently were in KC and my mom wanted gates. We went by State Line and got dinner. The ribs were really salty - I don't remember them...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leawood
  • Phone Number: +1 913-383-1752
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