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Bates City Bar-B-Q

313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
+1 816-625-4961
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ham” (6 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
“baked beans” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
313 Market St, Bates City, MO 64011
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  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 19 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
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were driving to Kansas City, saw this little restaurant on TripAdvisor. We love little mom and pop places so we stopped. Smoked turkey was excellent, burnt ends were a little to burnt. Nice ambiance, had to get a tray and slide it along the...More

Thank Mamapapa6kids
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful family run BBQ restaurant. More of a sweet flavor, so if you like spicy Flavor you may not like it as well. Fries and BBQ beans to fie for.

Thank OpattyMissouri
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Friends had heard good things about it, so we went for dinner but were disappointed. BBQ was average and dining room was not maintained.

Thank SLG91
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I visit this BBQ at least once per month, usually twice per month and have never been disappointed in the quality of its BBQ and the excellence of its service. The Kansas City region is nationally renown for its style of BBQ (using ketchup and...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016

Doing a cross country road trip and can't go thru Kansas City without trying BBQ. Atmosphere nothing fancy but great food and reasonable. Feel I got a good sampling of KC Bbq.

Thank jamaicameonemoretime
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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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