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“Great KC Place”

Jack Stack Barbecue
Ranked #9 of 1,471 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2014

One of my favorites in the KC BBQ scene. You can't go wrong here.
I prefer both the spicy and hot sauces to the regular.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

A caveat: we are new to Kansas City barbecue.
The meat was incredibly tender.
The flavor? The meat was incredibly tender.
Maybe that’s a hallmark of Kansas City barbecue.
The ketchupy sauce provided was boring, and why would you want meat that didn’t have any flavor at all? Zippo. None.
Sure was tender.
We ordered what was suggested: the Jack’s Best sampler: the crown prime rib, baby back ribs, and beef burnt ends. For sides we had beans and cheesy corn. For a starter, the gumbo.
The gumbo was the clear winner, by a mile. It was a fair gumbo. Not like something we’d expect out of a Cajun restaurant, but decent for barbecue place.
The beans . . . if you don’t like the sauce, you’re not going to like the beans.
The corn was bland.
We’re still confused how they managed to get all the flavor out of the meat.
But it sure was busy (we waited an hour for a table) and everyone seems to love it, so maybe that’s what Kansas City style is.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Overall, it was okay. Nothing spectacular and the prices are high. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Great BBQ with very reasonable prices! I had the Jacks Best, which included crown prime rib, baby back ribs and beef burnt ends - everything was delicious. Add to that a nice atmosphere, great service and an excellent beer selection for a very nice birthday dinner celebration. And if you are celebrating a birthday, make sure you tell your server - you'll be treated to a free chocolate dessert that is amazing!

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I went to Jack Stack on a Friday night for dinner. The place was packed with families and shoppers, and the front desk told us it would be about an hour long wait. Because they don't take reservations, we had planned for this and didn't mind. We just shopped around the restaurant until we got the text that our table was ready.

Once seated, service was unbelievably fast. We both ordered the combo with pork spare ribs and burnt ends. The pork burnt ends were fantastic, but the brisket burnt ends were a little chewy. The ribs were phenomenal and literally falling off the bone. As far as the sides, I would highly recommend the cheesy corn bake and the cheesy potato bake. Both were excellent. We would definitely come back here (and get ribs with a side of ribs).

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