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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
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
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
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
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
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