101 W 22ND St, Kansas City, MO | Directions 6410839.087607 -94.585169
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Near Downtown, Crown Center
I've had better... – Both times, I've left the Freighthouse location disappointed about the size of my portion for the price. Last week at lunchtime the brisket was fatty and flavorless, however the pulled pork was delicious. And I always like the original sauce. But even so, my serving was so scant.
I have been to the Plaza location twice also, and if I had to choose one over the other, I would say the Plaza location is better in terms of food quality. The atmosphere is pleasant in both; the service similar is similar. Next time I want BBQ though, I'm going to Dickey's where I can get better food for less money.
Watch out for the chicken! – I have grown up appreciating the Fiorella bbq restaurants, so I was extremely disappointed when my family and I went to this one in the freight district for dinner one evening. We had been there for lunch prior to this experience.
I ordered the flattened chicken. It was served to me while still bleeding. I kid you not. It had bloody juices running out of it. I sent it back once, but it was brought back to me about 15 minutes later in just about the same shape. Pretty disgusting, not to mention dangerous. When I finally was able to get the attention of our waitress, she took my plate away and that was it! I never was offered a substitute or reduction in our check. I was just plain tough outta luck. No dinner for me!
Then, we had a gift card which we were using to pay for the meal. Our tab was about $8 less than the card's value. Guess what? They don't give change! We (or rather, our son who paid for the card) were just plain out of the $8, while I guess Jack Stack pocketed the difference. Just doesn't seem right, on top of one of us not being able to eat a meal there, unless I wanted to sink my teeth into raw chicken.
Have not been back since and I don't know if we ever will go back. Just a bad experience, after all these years of hearing about and actually liking Jack Stack sandwiches, etc. I guess if you stick to the brisket, etc. you will be okay. But please, stay away from the raw flattened chicken!
Best BBQ on EARTH!!! – This is the one.
The absolute best on the planet.
I love BBQ. It's actually a significant reason why I've never moved out of KC. I eat here every chance I get.
Try it for yourself.
I don't know how they do it. It's just meat, right? Put a little sauce on it and put it on the fire. How hard can it be? Nope. These people have elevated the art. It's famous for a reason.
Best Ribs in America – Jack Stack is a remarkable dining experience. The ribs are absolutely to die for. The staff makes you want to come back day after day.
Extremely Good upscale BBQ! – After asking around for the best restaurant in the area, the consensus pointed me in the direction of Jack Stack BBQ. Although fancier than any other rib place I've been to before, they really delivered on taste and value. Being my first time, I decided to play it safe and going with the sampler (jack's best) with a side of beans and cheesey corn. Everything on the sampler (ribs and burnt ends) was excellent. The sauce, the smoke, etc... all melded together. Although skeptical of the cheesey corn, it proved to be a winner...especially in tandem with the beans. The ribs definitely made my Top 5 for barbecue...and I'll be sure to stop by the next time I'm in town.
Upscale for BBQ – Yes this is a very nice place. It is not a joint thats for sure. The best Beans I have ever anywhere. Why this is not my favorite BBQ restaurant they have my favorite beans.
Chain store does the best BBQ in KC? – Alright, I haven't been to Oklahoma's joe, which I heard is the best in KC. So, while it is often the hole in the wall restaurants that does the best, I found the best BBQ so far to be found at this slightly upscale chain. They own the Burnt ends and they have the best beans in KC. I loved their beef ribs (and many places in KC don't do Beef Ribs) and their brisket is very tender.
While I don't like to support the 800 lb gorilla, there is a reason why Jack Stack is the biggest in KC. It is great and consistent in their great quality.
BEST BQ in US – Martin City Location
This BQ Rest has several locations in KC.
Go to original Martin City Location. This is my number one BQ rest in US.
Friendly, effecient service.
Best BQ Beans, great slaw, and BURNT ENDS are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!
All BQ meats are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This place has no equal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wordsdo not do this place justice.
Sal Lick in Texas and Bessengers in Charleston S.C. are distant second to this place
The other KC locations are ok but the BQ pits at the original Martin City location have years of flavor that can not be duplicated at newer locations
WoWWWWWWWWWWWW what a meal!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG, the ribs!! And a really nice atmosphere, very friendly. – I had eaten at a few other BBQ places in KC and was told to try this one but wasn't too hot about it because it was in the Plaza and I thought it might be snooty or just have average food. So we got there hoping to meet our party who hadn't shown up yet. We asked for a table for 9 and was told 30-45min but she would try to get us in much sooner and we got those little vibrating thing to take with us. We definetly didn't wait more than 15min and our party showed up by that time. The front staff was so sweet and we were seatedright away. Nice big menus to our table, we had a really sweet waitress who was funny and even though it was a sat nite at 9pm she still had a great attitude.
The menus are huge, 2 of us got the beef ribs which were about $27 and one of us got their combo BBQ plate which was only $18, we got buffalo wings for appetitzers. The beef rib plate was gigantic!! I finished mine but nearly passed out, nobody finished their plates and everyone was amazed by their food. We all had booz too. I got a really delicious Merlot for $8 per glass, others got wine too and we got some beers.
It was really romantic, and some areas were really dim lit and some were lighter and there was plnety of space for intimate or large groups.
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