This place is the best.
MY Friend's dad owns the place so i used to go there every sunday when i was a wee boy growing up in shawnee. Since then ive moved to omaha but anytime i get the chance to go back to kansas im at bates city.
PROS: Great people, Ill always remember their cherry soda, french fries, t-shirts, price, environment, menu
best ribs anywhere.
We've eaten at both of the renowned Kansas City barbecues (Bryants, Gates). They don't hold a candle to Bates City Barbecue. As luck would have it, we live only a few miles from the place.
Best BBQ ever.
It gets better every time I go. This is by far the best barbeque I've ever eaten. This is a dining experience you will greatly enjoy. Warning, the atmosphere is not that of a fine diner, but of a greasy spoon.