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Gates Bar BQ

103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
+1 913-383-1752
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“beef” (15 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local resident informed us that Gates was her go-to BBQ, so we added it to our list of places to visit while in KC. I found the restaurant less than welcoming. It wasn't quite clear when we entered which line we were supposed to...More

Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Milton, we stopped at Gates instead of another BBQ place. Glad we got here early - at 6pm the line was out the door. We had the full rack of ribs, french fries and onion rings. The fries and onion rings were terrific....More

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Always crowded but if you want no frills down and dirty BBQ at a decent price this place is for you. Dining area always a little sketchy cleanliness wise and don't bother with the bathrooms, but the place pumps out good BBQ and not much...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my ribs at Gates.. It is somewhat stressful to order though.. you have to look at the menu quick and be ready when they call on you... Food was good..

Thank Arkansastraveler74
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I spent multiple summers with my grandmother in Kansas City as a child. My son, mom, and I recently were in KC and my mom wanted gates. We went by State Line and got dinner. The ribs were really salty - I don't remember them...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Don't get this way very often so we dropped in. It is funny that over the years the size of the beef on bun continues to shrink, but the wonderful taste is still there. We like it.

Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We ordered a slab of ribs and a bowl of coleslaw. The ribs were nice and tender and the coleslaw was perfect. This is a great way to have dinner and the price is decent. Will be back to this place again.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

"Hi, may I help you?" When you hear that your minutes away from world class bar BQ. Ribs are great, the beans are the best I've every tasted.

Thank Atmuffinman
Reviewed 7 June 2017

After living in Kansas City for over 30 years we finally tried Gates BBQ. If you want some basic bbq or basic sandwich, this place would be right up your alley. I was a little taken aback that there weren't many plate items on the...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Once a year the family takes a trip to the KC area for a convention and this is always the one place that we HAVE to eat at. Food was excellent as usual. All 4 of us ordered the burnt end sandwich which was amazing...More

Thank Travlers17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Leawood
  • Phone Number: +1 913-383-1752
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