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Gates Bar BQ

103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
+1 913-383-1752
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (18 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
“mixed plate” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
103rd & State Line, Leawood, KS 66206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was in from out of town and wanted to eat at this BBQ restaurant. I hadn't been there in years so was game to give it a try. Disappointed with the food. Stale bread and not much beef with no fries or side...More

Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Gates once and it was good. It's not my favorite in KC but it was still good. I like the atmosphere - the ladies at the front ask for your order the second you get in the door. It's kind of fun.

Thank jmc1202
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We decided to stop at Gates BBQ in Leawood off I435 on the way to Lawrence, Kansas to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Gates has several convenient locations around KC. We picked up a pound of beef and pork with a large side of baked beans....More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped at this restaurant because there were so many cars out front. When I went inside there wasn't a direction signs so I was just standing there trying to figure out what I was doing when this grandma at the register hollered "you're in...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Gates is my go to spot for bbq sandwiches. I recommed the combo and a half, a HUGE sandwich with brisket and ham. Get the fries and dip them into the sweet and mild Gates sauce which is my favorite. This is the sandwich I...More

Thank Jayhawker1983
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing BBQ! I always order a combo and 1/2 sandwich and fries extra crispy! My favorite is beef and pork combo! My husband eats the pork and turkey combo! The sandwiches are HUGE! They typically make two meals! There are 3 different sauces! I like...More

Thank b4osage
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I arrived at 11:30 AM and the Gates parking lot was already full. I waited in line a while and then ordered a mixed plate. The guy behind me asked, "How can you eat all that food?" I replied, "I probably can't." Then I added,...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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
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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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