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Gates BBQ (Kansas City) review

One of my favorite places in Kansas City to eat is the famous Gates BBQ. They are all over the city but I normally end up at the one on Main. It is by far the best lunch I will have all week. Hands down.

It gets really busy during the lunch hour because people like to come and eat out for a business meeting but if you get into their around two in the afternoon, you should be fine. That has been my experience anyways. When I am home in Kansas City, Gates BBQ is a normal stop at least weekly.


What can you get at the restaurant?

Well they have the burnt end sandwich that I love but they also have  the slab, the short end, the long end, sliced beef, and of course the mixed plate that every BBQ house will have. The prices start between $9 and $24 for the slabs. The burnt end sandwich are $7 and the huge order of fries are $4. A over sized drink will hit you for $1.49. Not super cheap but worth it, I tell you!

I really love their fries. They are the big thick ones that are hard to find. One of the fries is a like a pound, I kid you not. They are just amazing.


Gates BBQ sells their sauce too

In alot of stores around Kansas City, you can get the sauce. I have bought it but I can’t get the meat to taste like they do. I do not know if it is because I am white or what. All my attempts have been failures. Maybe, I just suck like that.

I will happily go to Gates BBQ and just throw down the Mastercard until I can learn to make the meat like they do. I love the food that much.


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