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Gates & Sons Bar-b-q

) #42 of 227 Restaurants in Kansas City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
+1 913-621-1134
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“burnt ends” (15 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gates is s must stop on your BBQ tour of Kansas City! More of a fast food style of ordering but the food is anything but fast food! Long hours of smoking the meat makes it super tender. I had the burnt end sandwich and...More

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

As many have stated, the ordering process is kind of crazy and chaotic which can be overwhelming and confusing for some. The bbq is pretty good and affordable.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Gate's is a Kansas City staple and one of the more popular bbq joints in town - though there are plenty to choose from! Every establishment has good and bad days - this was a good day for Gate's! The service was fantastic, food delicious...More

Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I recommend calling your order in. Ordering in line can be chaotic and stressful but for some it is part of the charm. On busy days parking is non-existent. Get there early and wait for a spot. Don't be that jerk that parks where you...More

Thank the5kites
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

So the decor and chaotic ordering system may not be the best (no real lines to order, just a bunch of people milling around, and be prepared for someone to holler asking what you want as soon as you walk in), but I tried this...More

Thank gamevod
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My friend raved about this place & we were SO disappointed. It was kinda confusing ordering if you have never been before. It is WAY too acidic & vinegary to stomach & the ribs were SOOOOOOO dry!

Thank sephorachick
Reviewed 20 January 2017

WOW - what a unique and friendly restaurant. Great bar-b-q meals and a good selection of choices all at reasonable prices. Friendly staff and if you leave hungry it is your own fault!

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ordered a rather large carry out order for family that was staying at KU Med center. Quick Service and the food was amazing!

Thank MrsMoser
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Gates is a place that is almost aggressive in the way you're greeted (that's one of the reasons I tell out-of-town people to let the host order first so they get an additional 38 seconds to see the menu board), but once you're used to...More

Thank arrowbert5
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I really enjoy going to this gates because they have chicken wings everyday. Also the service is usually really quick and I can grab some dessert with free coffee!

Thank GodisGoodandMerciful
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how much are the party trays
23 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from rdubbs08 | Reviewed this property |
The Presidential platter (no sides) is around $80...you cannot go wrong!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-621-1134
  • E-mail
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