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Gates Bar-B-Q

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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“sandwich” (34 reviews)
“fries” (44 reviews)
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1221 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-1913
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All the way here from Philadelphia, And no burnt ends !be ready when you arrive the greeting may SHOCK YOU 😀

Thank jimbo9381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you need to wait, get in line, get a tray, place your order, and find a table. It's simple but fun and a really good price/quality value. Pick from sandwiches (we did - 2 singles, ham and beef - yum!!!!) or complete meals you...More

Thank GermanGuy50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived and found a long line, were greeted upon entry and waited our turn which did not take long, those who received the orders were accustomed to seeing many in line and were well versed in sharing the menu choices. There wee 4 in...More

Thank Gwendolyn970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't like the sauce and I'm so sad because I was in town from Texas to see the eclipse and wanted to try Kansas City BBQ. Highly anticipated! But just because the flavor wasn't for me doesn't mean it wasn't a nice experience. When...More

Thank Meranda C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 3 July 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 28 June 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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: 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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