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Gates Bar-B-Q

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1221 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-1913
+1 816-483-3880
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (78 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 reviews)
“fries” (42 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1221 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-1913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Kansas City Barbecue. First of all the staff was very friendly. The ambience of the place was very relaxing. The service was fast. I ordered the mix plate BBQ. The brisket had good taste but not savory, it was cut thin...More

Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last Sunday afternoon... parking lot was full, so we were expecting good food. It was a very disappointing experience. Line wasn't too long...but with 8 people standing ahead of us we heard "hi, may I help you" repeatedly until I acknowledged her. She was...More

Thank Sharpinvestments
Reviewed July 3, 2017

My husband and I were in town and went on the KC BBQ tour. The last stop was Gates. It was our four BBQ joint, but we still had a bit of room to taste their ribs, turkey and baked beans. Everything was delicious. We...More

Thank Kristen T
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

This was our best barbecue on this trip. I had the center cut ribs and they were great. Our service was very friendly. When I thought that I would order chicken the person taking the order recommended the ribs instead in a pleasant way.

Thank Dale F
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The sauce is AWFUL. The ribs were DRY. The beans taste like cans beans with BBQ meat. This place is TERRIBLE. Against my wishes I tried this place again and was DISAPPOINTED. The pricing structure is confusing. I had to pay a $2 service fee...More

Thank rboykins71
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Although not a true backyard BBQ joint, Gates rocks. Food is excellent, plentiful and well priced. You order cafeteria style but it has table seating inside. The line to order was quite long, but being KC BBQ rookies we took the time to get educated...More

Thank Langer1967
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I went to another BBQ place that was featured on Diners Drive in's and Dives and got OK BBQ, but at Gates is where I found true Kansas City BBQ, the burnt end sandwich was awesome and the lady working the tables was phenomenal, i...More

Thank huhsein
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

The food is great! The sausage and brisket sandwich was awesome! My husband love the burnt end sandwich. Only thing he didnt like was the fat in it. So make sure u get it lean. Customer service is awful! The ladies in front is short...More

Thank Deidre S
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Spent a lot and they offered no refills. Ordered the full slab... Wished they offered choice of sauce on it. The original was too spicy .... Would of liked the sweeter sauce.

Thank 1030monfort
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

The burnt end sandwich was phenomenal! We have been to almost all of the major BBQ places, and this is one of the best! It was a great experience all around! The staff was super friendly. On our way out the door, we were getting...More

Thank Kalin L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-483-3880
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