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Gates & Sons Bar-b-q

1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
+1 913-621-1134
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“burnt ends” (16 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1026 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4409
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a place that was on my bucket list of places to eat. Could smell the smoke just standing in the parking lot. Thought I was in heaven. A little confusing on how to order. Had to repeat myself several times because our sides...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I return to my hometowns of both Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, the first thing I must have is barbeque. Now we’re talking about a place known for the big Q. During my travels, I’ve had my share of ribs, burnt ends, sausage, tips...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the food was good and I found the ribs to be the best meat item that I ordered. They were meaty, flavorful and not full of fat

Thank kennstransky
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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
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29 June 2017|
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Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
I thought the sides came with our meal, but it may depend on the entree' you order. Thus, you may have to ask at the time of ordering.
23 March 2017|
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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