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Gates Bar-B-Q

1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
+1 816-531-7522
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (23 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The turkey and brisquet was excellent,no sauce required. The original sauce was a bit too hot and ruinedthe taste of the meat.

Thank _vondaseannatyler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at Gates Bar-B-Q for lunch. Had heard a lot about it so decided to give it a try. My son and I had the ribs which were okay the meat was good but fatty and the sauce was too vinegary for my...More

Thank Wingdinger2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the BBQ turkey sandwich as always. Had a side order of potato salad. Alas, it was not as good as Que city's potato salad. Great service...with the 'Hye, may I help you?' Received generous portion of turkey on my sandwich. The hostess was kid...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Visiting KC, I was told we had to visit here, as it was one of the older joints in the area (or at least company-wise). You walk in and order at the counter, after they have yelled a greeting to you. I opted for the...More

Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have lived in Kansas,City for 3 years. We had tried pretty much all of the big BBQ places. For some reason, we still hadn't made it to Gates! We went on a Sunday night in a group of 4. We got...More

Thank Kalin L
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Yesssss one of my fav places for bbq in KC...in independence hwy40 opened again after the fire and its amazing!! I missed the old building the old bathrooms the tiles etc...but this new new sits more people it has a bigger kichen outdoor patio and...More

Thank rd400r
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You can't beat Gates! The sauce is spicy, meat is tender, fries are thick. You gotta walk in screaming your order on demand to feel like a local. My favorite is a combo --hold the ham for pork. This means the sandwich has beef and...More

Thank G4194UOsheilab
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was traveling through Kansas City with a friend who used to live there, and he absolutely had to stop at Gates for lunch. In fact, he spent most of the morning car ride raving about it, so he had set my expectations high. Unfortunately,...More

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We came here on a whim. We drove past on our way home from the Plaza and turned around to go back and eat. Usually we go to a different restaurant for BBQ, so we were excited to try one of the famed Gates. We...More

Thank Hezzy_t
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This location has some of the BEST people around. Even if you have to wait at the counter, the counter people always strike up a conversation with you. Make sure you get a chance to do that, as you never know what's you'll find out....More

Thank arrowbert5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: 1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64110-1880
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-531-7522
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