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Bates City BBQ of Shawnee

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6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
+1 913-962-7447
11:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many different was to prepare BBQ ribs. When served, some arrive with very little fat and almost dry while others are more juicy and still have a little fat that hasn't been cooked off. Bates serves the latter variety and they are Great! I just wish that I was skinny enough to eat them more often. We always... More 

Thank 8218
Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I would consider myself something of a connoisseur of KC BBQ. I've been to most of the places in town...but hadn't been here. My wife and I split the burnt ends, beans and fries. The burnt ends and beans were average by Kansas City standards, which is to say there were good. The fries were hand cut, lightly seasoned, and... More 

1 Thank Eric W
Shawnee, Kansas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always excellent tender meat. Love the fries and baked beans, always fast service and friendly staff. Flavorful bbq...

Thank CurlyGurlyRed
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Bates City tonight and ordered the burnt ends dinner with baked beans. It was pretty good. We have had burnt ends in several places in town and these are my favorite so far. Most places--including the expensive ones--have a ton of fat on them and I spend more time picking the meat apart than eating. That being said--the burnt... More 

Thank Travelinggirl17
Park City, Utah
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395 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visit our son and kids in Shawnee Mission frequently. Bates is convenient. Given a choice, would drive a bit further to something more notable. We've found Bate to be adequate BBQ but there are better options if you have the time. If you're in Shawnee Mission, it's your best choice. We've never been dissatisfied, but also never blown away.... More 

Thank TumbleweedandCactus
Ballwin, Missouri
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658 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Having driven by this place dozens of times, I finally decided to try it for lunch. I was sorry I did. Everything I tasted tasted "off," from the meat to the sides. It simply didn't taste good no matter what standard you're measuring it against. Consider how many good KC area barbecue places exist (Arthur's Bryant's, Joe's of Kansas City),... More 

Thank John E
Platte City, Missouri
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Fun little place with friendly staff and good Kansas City barbecue. Lunch specials with a drink and fries under 9 bucks, best fries around and nice big portions.

Thank Jon W
Bloomington, IL
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We've been to the Bates City location many times and been very pleased every time. However, the Shawnee location just doesn't compare. The beef is nothing special - tended to be dry and flavorless. Will not go back.

Thank pilotmom90
Honolulu, Hawaii
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553 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We never hesitate to eat BBQ in the Kansas City area, but this was disappointing. The prices were good and the meat had a smoky flavor, but the quality of the brisket we had didn't seem that good. The sauce was ok, but nothing special. You order and pick up at the counter. When we picked up our food, it... More 

Thank CKT808
Ozark, Arkansas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We pulled up and it wasn't crowded so we were a little worried but we went ahead and went in, I'm glad we did staff were all great food was amazing you must get their beans! Ribs were excellent, great atmosphere and longnecks were only $1 will be going back for sure!

Thank Gohogsgo12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 913-962-7447

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