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Gates Bar-B-Q

) #123 of 1,154 Restaurants in Kansas City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
+1 816-753-0828
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“mixed plate” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (118 reviews)
“sandwich” (52 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
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Reviewed yesterday

I love Gates bbq! I lived in Kansas during high school and this was my favorite place to visit. They did not disappoint me during our visit. We ate there everyday!!

Thank joshalind a
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Place was nice clean...they where very friendly...food was on point was made very well place was packed....u will enjoy...Mmmmm..Mmm good

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Might be good in any other city besides Kansas City. Service is quick. The customer orders at the counter. The rubbed butt pork dish was on the fatty side.

Thank AZ1912
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I feel like I've been robbed of 80 bucks! Frozen fries, dumped over thinly sliced grocery store ham and roast beef. Our sample players also included some chainsaw it off the bone if you can ribs. We should never have taken a rec. From a...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In KC for fun. This was recommended over Arthur Byrants. We spent $55 to sample several dishes. Even though we left food on our plates, we loved it and the atmosphere . Say yes to the Beef on bun or the burnt ends, but no...More

Thank emerson325
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled everywhere and you just cannot beat Gates and Arthur Bryant BBQ. For that matter any of the KC BBQ places are the best.

Thank kansascitynative
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't eaten here in 3 decades. I do not remember the cafeteria style ordering process at all- I remember a relaxing table experience. BUT...I have to say, despite the rapid throughput of customers, my burnt ends sammie was DA BEST I have had!! So- before...More

Thank Oper8bsn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kansas City food always starts or comes to BBQ and who has the best. There are different styles in the city. Gates is based on the traditional, classic Kansas City style. Wonderful food. A must to taste while in KC.

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Famous Name. Have their rub in my spice cabinet. Weird place....You wait in line to order. Very rude staff....I am not sure why? Is that suppose to be part of the atmosphere?? I wanted ribs...but was told I could only order 2 with a sandwich??...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 6 GATES BBQ restaurants in the area.We stopped and had the Burntend sandwich----great----but for me the best was the small--about 4 inch--YAMMER sweet potato pie---really good--$4.25 each--I even stopped a different day that I was driving by just to get another pie.

1  Thank suedo66
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Questions & Answers
1 March 2016|
Response from WASH913 H |
Jack stacks much better!
Todd T
7 June 2015|
Response from Todd T | Reviewed this property |
Hurlicia T
4 April 2015|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
From the Gates BBQ website: Hours of Operation: Open everyday 10:00 am until midnight. Friday and Sat. open 10:00 am until 1:00 am. Sunday 10:00 am until midnight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3205 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-753-0828
  • E-mail
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