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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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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Shawnee, Kansas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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374 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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618 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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494 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This place would qualify for some folks rudest of KC lists. Food was mediocre, Service was awful. This is not worth your BBQ money in KC.

Thank Troy O
Shreveport, Louisiana
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's a unique place in a strip mall. Friendly staff, clean not sure I would agree it's the best bbq. Large portions.

Thank Julie_and_kids

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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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