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Snead's Bar B-Q

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1001 E 171st St, 171st & Holmes Rd., Belton, MO 64012-5531
+1 816-331-7979
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brownie” (23 reviews)
“burnt ends” (27 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1001 E 171st St, 171st & Holmes Rd., Belton, MO 64012-5531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to love it. Got the "brownies" and they were good. Did not love the BBQ sauce. Fries were greasy and kids meal hamburger had too much spice on it. Decor was very outdated and the bathroom smelled so much like mold I was...More

Thank Lupi73
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

KC’s reputation for the world’s best BBQ is well-deserved, so standard’s are high for good ‘que. Snead’s is ok but barely average by KC standards. Certainly not worth the long trip to its Belton location (near Loch Lloyd). Even if you live nearby, not sure...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Snead’s is down home bar b que. Been eating here since the 70’s. Top five bbq in KC. Burnt ends and beans my favorite. Two meat sandwich cole slaw and fries with Snead’s hot bbq sauce my husbands favorite. We drive 40 miles several times...More

Thank bbarb2015
Reviewed February 24, 2018

This was another let-down. Food was okay, but doesn't live up to being legendary KC BBQ. If you live in Belton or Lock Lloyd, this is close and decent. If you live anywhere else, don't waste your time.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Some friends recommended this place, but we were sorely disappointed. It's meh and so-so. Nothing great. The interior look like one of those throw-back places where the food makes up for the lack of decor? Except, the food is just as disappointing.

Thank Dell65
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I recently went out of my way to try Snead's Bar B-Q. They have been off the beaten track since 1956, so I thought they must be doing something right. They are. I had a Hoover sandwich, which has three different meats that are all...More

1  Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

When it comes to barbecue, I am real picky. If you haven't read some of my reviews, I will let you know that I do have a Blue Ribbon from the American Royal BBQ and a Gold Medal from National for my BBQ. I also...More

Thank Chef-TK-KC
Reviewed August 5, 2017

I've intended to try Snead's for years and even more so after reading the laudatory TA reviews of their burnt ends. My wife and I each had the burnt ends and were very disappointed. First of all, they weren't burnt ends but were cubed brisket....More

Thank dskid
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Snead's is an out of the way BBQ restaurant but worth going to. The BBQ beans are sweet with molasses. I like the Log sandwich which is a mixture of crumbled meats. The fries are fresh cut and some of the best I've eaten. Be...More

Thank Kordster
Reviewed March 24, 2017

This is our first time at Snead's, though it has been there since about the start of time.....had lunch and the server was attentive and our sandwiches (both had BBQ brisket) and fries came out very hot! The fries are homemade without being covered by...More

Thank Mongo2kool
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E 171st St, 171st & Holmes Rd., Belton, MO 64012-5531
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Belton
  • Phone Number: +1 816-331-7979
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