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Snead's Bar B-Q

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1001 E 171st St, 171st & Holmes Rd., Belton, MO 64012-5531
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dine here a lot, I love their BBQ chicken salad, husband likes the brownies. Servers are pleasant, and helpful. Food is hot and place is clean.

Thank Sky B
Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had actually eaten at Snead's about 22 years ago or so. I don't remember anything about that time other than the dining room was filled with smoke. Not sure if it was a ventilation issue or just something to add to the ambiance! This time around ... no smoke! Just one loooong room with tables and chairs set up.... More 

Thank motherheavy
Raymore, Missouri
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

So here in KC nothing is more polarizing than BBQ. Snead's regularly shows up in many top 10 lists with good reason. Their BBQ is good. Their Brownies (burnt ends) are absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. Their ribs were very good. The right combination of rub, smoke, tooth, and tenderness. Brisket was fantastic. Tender and perfect smoke. Ham was... More 

Thank Andilyn75
Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Debbie our waitress was very attentive and another staff person was cleaning off table as we finished appetizers etc. and helping to check on drink levels.

Thank DennisbluesN
Raymore, Missouri
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Went here for dinner with my son on Wednesday night. It was all you can eat ribs. The food was very good and the price was certainly right. The beans, slaw and fries were also very good. The service was fat and our waitress was very friendy.

Thank vanderslice1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the 3 meat. Ribs, shaved sausage and beef brownies (burnt ends). Sausage looked like "spam" but was good. The ribs and "brownies" were dry, dry, dry. Must have been leftovers from the weekend. Was very disappointed. Had expected much better from an establishment which has been around a long time. Maybe the time is up for this place. To... More 

Thank Peter P
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This BBQ was started by the Snead family in the mid 50's. The well seasoned pit has provided many tons of smoked meats over the years and still produces wonderful products today. The "Beef Brownies" (Beef Burnt Ends) have always been my favorite, along with their cole slaw (a touch of sweetness) & baked pit beans. The Snead sauce is... More 

Thank Larry W
Belton, Missouri
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is good quality BBQ but not outstanding. I personally did not care for their sauces. Some folks might love them. That is just my opinion and my wifes also.

Thank Sherman R
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you like beef brisket as tough as shoe leather, then you will love eating the very thickly sliced smoked beef brisket from Snead's. The food doesn't even come remotely close to what was originally served in the 1960's and 1970's when it was sliced thinly, very tender, nicely smoked, and the servings were piled high. So extremely disappointing, and... More 

Thank whiskerlady
Lees Summit, MO
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place has been in the KC area for years and we just visited last week. Of all the BBQ places, Sneed's has the best beans of all, and we have tried many. The decor hasn't left the 70's but that just adds to the fun. I had the sliders, which allow you to try three of their meats and... More 

Thank szvacek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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: 816-331-7979

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