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Bates City BBQ of Shawnee

6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
+1 913-962-7447
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (7 reviews)
“burnt ends” (4 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
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LOCATION
6493 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216-2745
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE this small hidden gem! This is one of our favorite places to get excellent BBQ in KC. Portion sizes are big, fries are amazing and any of the meat is perfectly smoked. We go at least once a month and have never had a...More

Thank brummitt5
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are many different was to prepare BBQ ribs. When served, some arrive with very little fat and almost dry while others are more juicy and still have a little fat that hasn't been cooked off. Bates serves the latter variety and they are Great!...More

Thank 8,218
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I would consider myself something of a connoisseur of KC BBQ. I've been to most of the places in town...but hadn't been here. My wife and I split the burnt ends, beans and fries. The burnt ends and beans were average by Kansas City standards,...More

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always excellent tender meat. Love the fries and baked beans, always fast service and friendly staff. Flavorful bbq...

Thank CurlyGurlyRed
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...More

Thank Travelinggirl17
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...More

Thank TumbleweedandCactus
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....More

Thank John E
Reviewed 8 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
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
Reviewed 1 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....More

Thank CKT808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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