Great food, I'm extremely picky when it comes to barbecue but this place has it right. Really fast service I was able to sit and eat right away and then couldnt stop eating.
This is notable, however, do not expect fancy here. These are the best places, in my opinion though. Large portions (I am an eater, after all), their ribs are lingering in my memory right now! One can also buy a bottle of their sauce to have at home. Parking can be bad, but it is well worth it.
All of it: Fried green tomatoes, wait staff, tabasco honey, rosemary lemonade (the wife liked), Charred Bits & Grits. We will absolutely be back for all these creative and unique items on their menu. Parking can be challenging - bring some patience. The space can be loud but there's always takeout!
Had the shredded beef special, it was tender juicy and not over done. For the 1st time going was good but not great. However I will be going back as the waitress/ bartender was awesome and I wanna try some other menu items.
I think if you are not already a part of the clientele here, it is very had to enjoy yourself. I went when they were crowed and felt absolutely invisible most of the time. I am sure the bad service and the way I felt in there affected my food rating. It might be better. I just couldn't enjoy it. If you are going to try it I suggest you go when it is unlikely they will be busy.
Front counter staff extremely rude, talked to us like we were children that weren't listening . Evidently, this is the norm at Gates. Has happened at other locations too. Will not be back.
good food great sausage , chicken is too die for fast service for an in an out bbq place. a must stop in Kansas City
Get the Jack Stack special - excellent! It has an assortment of beef ribs, a half rack of baby back ribs, and burnt ends - this is the best place for BBQ in KC.
The food is good, but the staff spends too much time playing and ignoring the customer. I would go here more often if the wait was not so long, even when there are no other customers
Great food. Clean location. One of the best restaurants. Let alone one of the best bbq spots in kansascity. Highly recommend