Bates City BBQ of Shawnee

Bates City BBQ of Shawnee

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Is this a place where you pay before receiving your order?
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles43 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
16
Average
7
Poor
4
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Warren C
Olathe112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
Grabbed the pulled pork sandwich and one side lunch special for six dollars. Soft drinks at self serve are $2.5 for a decent size cup. Sandwich good size with fair serving of the pulled pork on a white bun. Served with sauce. The sauce amount was just right but they offered more sauce in a small cup of needed. The fries were outstanding in taste. Nicely seasoned and an extremely large serving. You might consider sharing fries. All in all excellent. Prices for non specials are what you'd expect. Inside store is clean, staff friendly. Covid protocols are in place and enforced. They haven't blocked off tables but people spread out nicely. Arrived 1145 and had only one person in front.
Written March 1, 2021
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waldodeefendorfer
Overland Park49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
OK BBQ, but not great. I had the brisket sandwich, the 'famous fries' and a beer. The brisket was lacking in flavor and was also not quite as tender as I would have found at some of the more popular BBQ restaurants in KC. The 'famous fries' was a large portion of fries that were tasty but a bit greasy. The fries were tiny (like shoestring). The only ketchup available was in small packets that I had to tear open. The fries were good, but difficult to enjoy since they were so small and dipping in ketchup was cumbersome. The beer selection was limited (mostly cheaper beers like Bud, Bud Light, Miller, Miller Light), but I was able to find one that was OK. This was my first time at this restaurant. This is a place where you order, pay, get your food, fill your drinks, then seat yourself. The menu is limited and the descriptions of the menu items are anything but verbose. The food was quickly prepared so that we ordered at one window and our food was ready when we moved to the second window to pay. The sandwich and fries were served hot and fresh. After I provided my credit card, the cashier rotated the 'register' for me to finish paying by selecting a tip amount. The suggested tip percentages begin at 18% and moved up from there. Of course, you can also select a custom tip amount or none at all. I always tip, but 18% seems a bit much when you are placing your own order, getting your own drinks, seating yourself, and then clearing your table afterwards.
Written July 29, 2023
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ben r
Maryville387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
It was a miserable rainy day when I stopped in for carry out. The service was fantastic and the food was very good. We got ribs which by the way are $15 a rack, so we got two. Also the pulled pork sandwich with slaw on it, it was very good. Don’t sleep on the fries. The BBQ sauce was probably only item that we did not find to be very good. It wasn’t horrible just wasn’t great. We would most definitely go there again, they had some nachos that looked great.
Written February 13, 2021
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travelingpioneers
Lenexa5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We ordered cary out from the counter. Person behind the counter was friendly and helpful. He also made great recommendations on what to order. Restaurant is decorated with license plates from across the country and KC sports memorabilia (Royals and Chiefs). Ribs and French fries were the best part of the meal.
Written February 24, 2020
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L W
Wichita11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 solo
Ordered BBQ to go. The food was fair. The prices that I found online were not correct. The food did not have a lot of flavor. I ordered sliced brisket, beans and cold slaw. The beans were the best part of the meal.
Written June 11, 2023
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Stan O
61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Excellent bbq. Everyone had something different that we ate family style. Sides were very good especially the fries. And food to take home. I also liked the sports memorabilia. Good atmosphere.
Written October 23, 2022
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Mark B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Good food. Good sauce. Will go back again. Staff was very polite. Clean atmosphere and quality of bbq was better than a lot of the well known places in kc
Written June 7, 2024
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kurteg
Lenexa452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
Ribs were a bit rough (fatty, overcooked), but good flavor. The sandwiches were overpriced. Fries were very good. Beware I'm biased towards the other bbq places I generally go to.
Written September 13, 2019
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SteveEE
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 solo
Bates city Shawnee has great barbecue. The variety is excellent from ribs to burnt ends to many other choices, and it is all great. And to top it off, they offer some of the best fries I have ever tasted.
Written September 3, 2019
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Gary H
Kansas City87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
The fries are great. Burnt end and Brisket sandwiches were both good. Sauce is a little sweet but tasty.
Written May 31, 2019
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lighthouselovertoo
8149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 none
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!
Written December 5, 2018
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djjazzyjeff
Madison11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
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 chicken tenders, and the adults had a good sampling of the menu—-the brisket and pulled pork are outstanding but the the burnt ends plate is highly recommended—-very tender and flavorful—-if you want good solid bbq you will be very pleased to visit this friendly place with attentive service oriented staff—good experience
Written July 7, 2018
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Mike L
Shawnee18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 family
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 love this. Good fries, bad bbq
Written May 28, 2018
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Heather M
Joplin9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 family
Super yummy. Fun atmosphere. Some of the best French fries I've ever had and seriously the portion size is HUGE!!!
Written October 6, 2017
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brummitt5
Lenexa50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 family
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 bad meal. Even our kids love it!
Written September 7, 2017
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