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Bates City BBQ of Shawnee


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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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Reviewed May 31, 2019

The fries are great. Burnt end and Brisket sandwiches were both good. Sauce is a little sweet but tasty.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gary H
Reviewed December 5, 2018

The restaurant if filled with memorabilia and funny sayings from the owner. The pork ribs are a real bargaina and we usually get them and fries. The French fries look like scraps, but taste great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lighthouselovertoo
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit family and had to have some good bbq, so our family living in the area led us to Bates City—-a very clean place with decor that makes you feel right at home. The kids had a variety of ribs, pulled pork and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank djjazzyjeff
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I've eaten here for yrs. but the quality just continues to slide downhill. Ordered takeout to serve 10 family members and it was bad. If you like very dry, think sand dry beef with a slight, been in the refrigerator for days taste, you're gonna...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mike3431
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Super yummy. Fun atmosphere. Some of the best French fries I've ever had and seriously the portion size is HUGE!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank heathermL523WH
Reviewed September 7, 2017

LOVE this small hidden gem! This is one of our favorite places to get excellent BBQ in KC. Portion sizes are big, fries are amazing and any of the meat is perfectly smoked. We go at least once a month and have never had a...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank brummitt5
Reviewed April 11, 2017

There are many different was to prepare BBQ ribs. When served, some arrive with very little fat and almost dry while others are more juicy and still have a little fat that hasn't been cooked off. Bates serves the latter variety and they are Great!...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank 8,218
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I would consider myself something of a connoisseur of KC BBQ. I've been to most of the places in town...but hadn't been here. My wife and I split the burnt ends, beans and fries. The burnt ends and beans were average by Kansas City standards,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank ericWinKC
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Always excellent tender meat. Love the fries and baked beans, always fast service and friendly staff. Flavorful bbq...

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Judy W
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited Bates City tonight and ordered the burnt ends dinner with baked beans. It was pretty good. We have had burnt ends in several places in town and these are my favorite so far. Most places--including the expensive ones--have a ton of fat on them...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Travelinggirl17
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