18th & Vine Barbeque

4.6
392 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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18th & Vine BBQ – an upscale Kansas City barbeque, full-service restaurant and bar. A portion of the menu offers traditional Kansas City barbeque plates while the other is a selection of seasonal, composed chef-created dishes. Pit master Matt Dallman with award-winning chef Scott Gottlich have developed a unique menu in a comfortable yet casually chic environment. Traditional Kansas City BBQ is available for those interested in a pure barbeque experience. However, the collaboration between Dallman and Gottlich combines talents and knowledge of a classically trained chef with a self-taught pit master to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with smoke and other barbeque techniques.
18th & Vine BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner. A quaint upstairs bar/live music venue (The Roost) offers a separate bar experience/menu and open every night. The entire space is 3400 square feet with 100 seats downstairs in the main dining area and 30 seats upstairs at The Roost.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(214) 443-8335
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Gottlich & Matt Dallman
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Catering
Please contact us for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple & Throckmorton
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet, as well as street parking and a private parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

18th & Vine BBQ not only serves up Kansas City BBQ and Chef driven entree's, but we're also home of hosting fantastic events too.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Darn good authentic BBQ...meat is seasoned/smoked to drool-by-smell quality. Ribs, brisket, pork all ravs... Popular enough that you should call ahead to see if availability of menu items are good. They post "limited availability" with meat-by-pound but was shocked at 5:30 they were out of mashed potatoes.

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MN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great BBQ experience - brisket and turkey were fabulous. The wait staff was really helpful in deciding what to try and very attentive. The only downside was the Peach Cobbler dessert - more like brown sugar soup with a couple of peaches.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular brisket and burnt ends!!!

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JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always! The best barbeque in Dallas, in my opinion as a KC transplant. Try a Boulevard beer and a "Two 'Que Plate" (my favorite combo is pulled pork & brisket with pit beans).

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d
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter is the best we have ever had. Besides that he was working on his birthday. The hostess was MOST welcoming. All staff members were excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was our anniversary and maybe I should have mentioned that to the hostess but I didn’t. We were seated downstairs at a table that just didn’t seem even semi-private. It was just too casual. The waiter was super attentive and polite (Anthony or Antonio, I think). The food was pretty good. I don’t know what I was thinking. Messy BBQ for our anniversary was probably not the best idea.

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PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday dinner at 8th & Vine! Great food - a good mix of pulled pork, ribs and brisket. We also had Brussels sprouts, fried okra, cauliflower steak with pesto, potato skins, blue cheese salad, etc. Great wine, great craft cocktails, great atmosphere! Thank you for making our Saturday night so special. Fun staff and excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had an amazing dinner! We got the pulled pork ribs and 4 diff sides ! Highly recommend

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ES
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, great food. My only criticism would be that they were anxious to turn over the table even though there were other vacant tables in the restaurant.

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BD
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner at 18th and vine! The restaurant had a great vibe with what I would classify as upscale casual. It was wonderfully accommodating for a family but would also be a nice date spot. And the food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend!

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w
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Felt like a little bit of home, Kansas City style. Sauce was great but brisket pretty fatty. Like my meat trimmed better. Mac And Cheese nothing to write home about but beans and burnt ends were amazing. Beer selection and service are top notch

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FN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Upscale barbeque place with options other than their amazing ribs and brisket.
Everything we had was delicious!

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Kansas City and wanted to stop. Food was some of the best food we’ve had in years. Recommend highly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food is excellent. The ambiance is cold and it is too loud in the dining room.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in again to just get together with some friends! We had a blast. Jeremy, our waiter was attentive and provided excellent service. We will be back.

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GW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great as usual.
Noise in main dining room LOUD as usual. Hard to hear conversations at the table

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RH
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Barbeque! with a full bar and great service.

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JL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. Our children love BBQ, and they said this was one of the best places in Dallas! We tend to go to the same couple of places for BBQ and we are happy to add a new favorite to the list. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, so hard to say what the evening vibe is like, but there is a cool bar area in a separate room, and it's an old home type setting, yet updated and clean. We'll be back!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it here, the only thing I have to say is I always order too much food when I have BBQ and the sausages are very spicy.

It has fabulous decor, the food is tasty and the staff are lovely. 5 star.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST BBQ THIS SIDE OF KANSAS CITY! LOVED EVERY BITE! WHETHER YOU WANT CHICKEN, BRISKET, RIBS, OR PULLED PORK THEY'RE ALL DELICIOUS, TENDER AND UNEXPECTANTLY LIGHT.
THE BURNT ENDS ARE ADDICTIVE. THE COLLARDS ARE SPICY AND FULL OF FLAVOR. THE GRITS ARE DIVINE. THE PIT BEANS YUMMY. THE DESSERTS ARE LIGHT AND FULL OF GOODNESS. THE PORTIONS ARE PERFECT. THE DRINKS ARE FUN AND THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON THE MENU. DEFINITELY WILL BE BACK. WORTH THE DRIVE FROM SHREVEPORT, LA.

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BA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Way overpriced for what this restaurant served. Food quality was fair at best. Go to your local BBQ joint and get a better meal at a much fairer price.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice place. As an out of towner I can’t comment on the location but lots of new development in the area.

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CS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to 18th & Vine for a special occasion with out-of-town guests, and were very happy with our experience. There were six of us, so we appreciated that 18th & Vine took reservations. And we were having a late Sunday brunch so the ambiance of the restaurant was ideal -- relatively quiet allowing us to have good conversation. Our waiter, Jeremy, was great -- he was attentive without being intrusive, and had a great sense of humor and hospitality. The only (very slight) disappointment is that the member of our group who ordered the pork chop special was not as happy with the choice as the rest of us, who ordered barbecue, were. But all in all a very good visit. Will recommend and will return.

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KE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the burnt ends as a appetizer although for the price we did expect more on the plate. We each had a 2 meat BBQ plate and again, for the price we expected a little more meat on the plate. Overall the food and service are great, but the prices are a little high.

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J
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The booth seating is horrible... way to tight to be comfortable. I would not go again if that was my only option.
The food was fine and the service was good

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m
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little noisy but the food was 10 star! Amazing bar b q sauce and the ribs were very tender.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good! Service was average. Kind of expensive for what you get, but overall we enjoyed it. Get the cheese grits and pulled pork!

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EL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here multiple times and consistently have a great experience.

This was my wife's first visit, and she left as satisfied as she could have been.

If possible, request bar seating for a cozy, but friendly setting. I was born in KC, MO and this is a bold statement, but 18th and Vine is as good of KC BBQ as you will get ...even back there! Sorry , "I still won't call it Kansas City" Oklahoma Joe's, but it's genuinely how I feel.

Must haves:
burnt ends, fried okra, brussel sprouts

Can do without:
BBQ sauce (but this is a good thing, despite the sauce being housemade and delicious)

Nice touches:
bar seating, the bourbon list is quite good, great background music played over the house system

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JW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was a 4. Our guests thought it was a 5. So very good overall. I thought my wife's pulled pork was better than my ribs and brisket. My collard green and the beans were very good. My only food complaint is that what they call cobbler is not what I call cobbler. There was NO crust at all. Just a mild sprinkling of tiny crumbles on top. The taste was good. Service was excellent.

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I
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best BBQ I have ever eaten..
Ribs fell off the bone.
Turkey was amazing.
The pulled pork was outstanding.
What can I say about the Brisket except to say WoW!
Mouth Watering!
Oh and the French Fries and Cole slaw.Amazing
And with all that our waiter MICHAEL was just as Amazing as the food! Its so so nice to have a Waiter that knows the food on the menu and is able to describe it in such a way that makes you want to order everything...
Thanks for a great meal!
We will be back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Very kind and helpful and the food was absolutely amazing. The Brisket was so tender and the BBQ sauce was the perfect flavor. Everyone must try the Burnt Ends, they are a must at 18th & Vine! And also get the Sweet Tea, it’s so delicious.

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JM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have had the BBQ delivered before and loved it so I decided to invite some friends to eat here. Again, the food was great but the service was lacking. There were only 3 tables sat and the service was so slow. Took a while to be greeted by our waitress and then took even longer for drinks to make it to the table. Our burnt ends appetizers beat our drinks. We were not in a hurry, just enjoying the company of friends we hadn’t seen in a while so the extended meal was fine, but I would not suggest coming here for a quick bite to eat. The food outweighs all minor service issues though. The burnt ends and brisket are my favorite of all the Dallas BBQ joints I have tried. I may stick to delivery though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at 18th and Vine! There were five of us and we split the Whole Sha-Bang. Your stomach will definitely thank you afterwards, even if in protest. There was so much food and we even were able to box some of it up to take home. We really enjoyed the dining experience and look forward to eating at 18th and Vine again.

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FM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered the brisket quest and burnt ends for an appetizer and both were really good. I liked the homemade pickles served with the burnt ends. The bloody mary was good with nothing crazy in it. For my entree I tried the ribs, brisket and sausage. Ribs were fantastic! Sausage had a good kick. I tried the mac n cheese and seasoned fries. Mac n cheese was really buttery. The fries are thin and seasoned nicely. Ordered vanilla ice cream for dessert and it was probably the best I've had. I'm a chocolate girl so quite a surprise!

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D
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous and the serving sizes large. The two-top is too small for all the plates we had with our meals, but we were told there wasn't a larger table available at the time we dined.

We'll be back!

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t
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, wonderful waitress

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in Dallas for a few days and tried the KC BBQ at 18th and Vine. We were not disappointed in any way. We started with burnt ends as an appetizer and they were excellent. The really big chopped salad is great and made to share- definitely worth getting.

The brisket was tender, flavorful and juicy with layers of flavor. The pulled pork had a nice mix of bark and was not dry at all and again had layers of flavor. The homemade (in the restaurant) sausage links are off the charts with a slow build up of flavors that seem to reveal more layers with every bite. There is nothing overpowering or dominant, just great flavor. The pork ribs were pretty amazing as well. The meat was tender on the inside with a proper char on the outside and came cleanly off the bone. Again, layers of flavor. The BBQ turkey is also juicy and flavorful.

All of the meat is extremely capable of standing on its own without sauce- great job! The restaurant does offer two sauces on the table; a fairly traditional, but very good KC BBQ sauce and a southern style mopping sauce for pulled pork. Both are excellent and make a nice side for an occasional dip of the magnificent meats.

The Brussels sprouts are the best unadulterated offering I have tried. They are smoked then finished on the grill. Simple, not smoky, and no bitter taste.

Save some room for dessert. The fried apple pies with sweet sour cream and the blueberry, lemon cobbler are excellent.

The staff at this restaurant is excellent. Warm, friendly and happy to answer questions and talk about the great food with you. This place is amazing and I can not recommend it enough. I will be back next time I’m in Dallas - I will have to try the original in KC next time I’m there as well.

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was full of flavor, wonderful okra, great slab of ribs. The brisket was pretty fatty and the collards were interesting with the touch of sweetness. Service was questionable, just missing the mark for good. Had to ask for appetizer plates, same with needing dinner plates then received a small appetizer plate. Never asked if drink refill needed or dessert. I prefer takeout from them or door dash delivery.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a very good job of getting us seated as they had the entire downstairs booked with a wedding party. It was cozy and fun. Food was great.

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Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific server named Hillary!
Everything was delicious!
Well done!

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