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Bates City Bar-B-Q

313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
+1 816-625-4961
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (5 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Took a retiring business associate out for lunch and decided to drive out of our way to Bates City, BBQ. We placed our order and our food order was assembled quickly. I ordered a burnt ends sandwich, fries and baked beans. I was surprised to...More

Thank Mack M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Love the BBQ here, however I have one issue, this place could use a good scrubbing, The floors are horrible. They have the best Cole slaw I've ever tasted anywhere. The service is great.

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Bates City is not far from KC. On a Rainey day we hit this local favorite that we had not visit for some time. The Turkey and Beef was amazing. It had the best smoked flavor. I am very picky about my baked beans. So...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is a mixed review. I'm giving Bates City BBQ 4 stars overall, but on a food only review I'd give it 5 stars. Bates City BBQ is a non-descript, Plain Jane, no-frills hole-in-the-wall eatery offering cafeteria style ordering and (very small) styrofoam plates. The...More

Thank 1EatWell2TravelOften
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Supposed to be one of the BEST BBQ's around NOT in my opinion .Way too expensive for my taste since the taste was not that appealing. The beef was tough and the salads were sour. Not sure where they got their fame. Not worth getting...More

Thank Mawstrip2013
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hubby and I eat here occasionally. Back in the 1980s and 1990s this was THE place for BBQ and folks drove from miles around to get their food. It is okay now but definitely not what it once was. The place is clean and the...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The simple sign and empty stomachs drew us to Bates City BBQ. If you are travelling on I-70, it is a short side trip to this comfortable small town restaurant. Order at the counter and the food comes up quickly. May not be the best...More

2  Thank JerrySimpson
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Small town charm with a great bbq taste! Speedy service with a smile, and bbq that can't be beat. If you are driving down I70, do forget to make that stop at Bates City, you won't regret it.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is very popular, and I know people who drive out of their way to eat here. I live nearby, but rarely eat here. When you order a sandwich, the put the sandwich together, then microwave it. To me, that sometimes makes the bun...More

Thank bdscre
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to do a job in Bates City and noticed this little place. We decided to stop and try it out. My sidekick had the burnt- end plate and I had the mixed plate. Sides cost extra, but I got fries...More

Thank SwampL1zard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Bates City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-625-4961
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