18th & Vine Barbeque

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447 reviews
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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.

18th & Vine BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner. A quaint upstairs dining room, The Roost, features its own bar and restrooms, perfect for any private event. 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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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a hidden gem. A little off the beaten path but its worth venturing to. The staff is friendly, pleasant, and attentive. The food was amazing; Started with Queso w/ pulled pork, Turkey, ribs, and brisket for entrees complemented with charred Brussels sprouts and their vinegar based slaw. Can't wait to enjoy the patio when the weather heats up!

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CD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and really cute atmosphere! Our server was very nice and accommodating!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was average at best. Had to send one of our meals back because it was ice cold. They microwaved it and brought the same plate back. You could tell it had been refrigerated all day. Ribs were tough. For this to be patterned after KC BBQ, this place wouldn't last a month in Kansas City.

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N
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated New Years here and thought everything was great! BBQ keeps getting better!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BBQ is the main draw and it is quite good. The meat has a wonderful smokey flavor. Their sauce is good but honestly you don't need it - the meat is so good. I prefer lean cut brisket and they did try and serve it that way but there was still more fat than I like. Still amazing. I also tasted the chicken which was outstanding. We shared a brownie dessert but my husband and son finished it before I could taste it. ;) The atmosphere is very nice...it is a small restaurant with warm and welcoming deco.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great restaurant...I enjoyed the food and drinks...everything was great....The pit beans was delicious.....and the waiter name Isaac was the best waiter I've every had I strongly recommend this restaurant

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu including the wine list. He was able to describe the difference in wines and how each dish would taste. The pulled pork was amazing and a very large portion size!

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was some of the best brisket I’ve ever had. Everything was amazing. My only problem was I ate way too much.

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

We came around 9 and we still received great service from the moment we stepped in the door. Also, the bbq was delicious. I will definitely be going back.

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ML
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy barbeque in a kinda bistro/cafe setting. Burnt ends were delicious. Smoky, grilled brussel sprouts were amazing!

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p
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was so good we came back again the next evening.

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Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent barbecue and good service. I recommend the "Two 'Cue Plate" -- lots of meat and one side. I usually have the chicken and pulled pork, and the brisket and sausage are also great. If you like fried okra, try their appetizer version -- with the seed sliced in half and fried and served with a special sauce -- yummy!

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CG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

BBQ was cold and sides were bland. Queso and chips came out of a can and the mac-n-cheese had a terrible chemical taste. Service was just as bad as the food. The prices are outrageous and the portions are kid size like. Overall terrible experience in every aspect and would NOT recommend this place to anyone.

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SD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy 18th & Vine and take many friends there!! Highly recommend the okra appetizer, the two que plate with brisket/pulled pork!! Then you have to save room for the apple fried pies with ice cream!!!!!

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Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything. from the atmosphere, to the service, to the good was outstanding. If we’re back in Dallas, 18th and Vine will be on our itinerary.

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JA
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Two tables in the restaurant with customers and they set us back to back leaving the rest of the place empty... very odd. They offered a dessert for the birthday but no celebration or anything. Food was good though and waitstaff was attentive

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AA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our fourth time to eat at 18th and Vine. Unfortunately ribs were fairly dry and without a good flavor. The sides were okay, but nothing spectacular. The burnt ends were also dry and undersized for the price. The desserts were the same story, undersized for the price. The buildout is great and the noise level is good if you don't want the noise level of a more crowded BBQ place, but all in all it was a disappointment, as the trend in food quality has been down each time we've eaten at 18th and Vine.

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance, the music, the photography on the walls, the bar and most importantly- the food!

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our time here. Easy access. Food and service was great.

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r
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommend this place.

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Amarillo
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It is apparently KC Style BBQ, but it frankly wasn't anything special, especially given the price. Okra is different, but good. For overall food satisfaction I'd probably stick to Rudy's (or Pecan Lodge, if you're in that area) vs going back, especially with the prices. Very nice place though and would be an ok place for a client meeting.

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CN
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding and everything was very nice! I thought a bit pricey for a BBQ restaurant, but everything was delicious!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Where is my 100 points?

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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the room was cold

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MR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This place was recommended in Open Table for it’s Kansas City style BBQ. Not sure why. I have eaten bbq in Texas many times. I had the brisket and my wife had the smoked sausage. My brisket was salty and overly smoke tasting—which I didn’t think possible. To me, the smoked sausage was not edible even though my wife managed a few bites. Avoid.

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T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Meats were delicious....side items not so much! Mac cheese and jalapeno cheese grits were bland....not much taste to them.

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and so was the service! Blake was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The burnt ends literally melt in your mouth. I had the brisket and pork ribs with Mac and cheese for lunch - amazing! This is a don’t miss place! I will be back every time I visit Dallas!

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DE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blake was FABULOUS!!! We had such a great time here in Dallas and he made the best bloody this side of New Orleans. Look at the photos - the burnt ends were amazing!!!!

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this restaurant after hearing its owner present at the Texas State Fair last year, and try to make it back every time we're in Dallas. I took our younger son this weekend and his reaction was, "Oh my gosh." Instant fan. :) Hands down my favorite barbeque in Oklahoma or Texas. Love the ribs, and the fried okra is fantastic. Parking is a slight hassle, but it's well worth it.

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M
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place the food and service was awesome! The atmosphere was great!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

No allergy help or Gluten Free food. Waitress not helpful

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SK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This unique chef owned barbecue restaurant continues to deliver...this was our third meal over a few months. The quality of the food and service are both outstanding. The environment is friendly and casual while quiet enough to have a conversation. The fried okra is the best anywhere...ditto for all of the smoked meats. We also like the hot, smoked salmon.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town. The food was good, atmosphere just right to sit and talk and laugh. No rush on us. Food was very tasty BBQ. They have an appetizer which everyone raved about - the tips.

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DT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was sooo looking forward to their "competition ribs", and unfortunately I was very disappointed,, the flavor was there but they were (tough), I mean don't come off bone, chewy, tough,, I think it had to be an off night I guess, (Friday night), anyway the sides, drinks etc were good, just the main course was not even close to what I expected,

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and exceeded expectations. Was perfect venue with great food & staff.

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d
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolute amazing experience. The mexicutioner and burnt ends were life altering experiences. Service was pristine and food was Delicious and well executed.

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great spot for lunch. Food and service are always good. Freezing cold inside. Outside front patio was better.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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CM
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The Brisket needed to be trimmed. Not much edible after trimming off that fat layer.
Turkey was good, the beans were way too sweet. No bread, or pickles, or onion. Missing basics.

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DM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Easy to get into and good parking. Bright and vibrant inside that has good decor and design. Was served by several people during our evening; waitstaff was very friendly. Initially delivered the wrong orders but was corrected. Collard greens were fantastic. Cocktails looked very interesting although didn't try. Overall average experience although I'd pick my BBQ from another place if given the option.

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