18th & Vine Barbeque

4.5
700 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
18th & Vine BBQ – an upscale Kansas City barbeque. Our menu features traditional Kansas City barbecue plates, in addition to composed chef-created dishes. We offer a full bar, which boasts seasonally inspired cocktails, in addition to our extensive beer and wine lists.

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 35 seats upstairs at The Roost.
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vipLawrenceM
New Mexico
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ribs were meaty and tasty, however, the brisket was very dry. If you like the taste of vinegar, then go for the cole slaw, otherwise, don't order it

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vipMichaelS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat a lot of BBQ and I think I had the best pork sandwich of my life here. Which is odd because I never think of pulled pork sandwiches in that way, but it hit me mid sandwich that this was possibly the best. The bun, the pork, and the apple cider slaw worked perfectly.

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SLS01
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and found this restaurant using a "BBQ near me" Google search. We made a reservation for 2, but ran into another friend, also from out of town, about an hour before our reservation. We took a chance and brought her along. The hostess did not skip a beat in finding us a bigger table. The restaurant was a bit short staffed (I assume because of COVID) but they sent the sommelier out to act as our waiter. He was amazing; very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was outstanding. The burnt tips appetizer and the jalapeno cheese grits were excellent. The collard greens were very well seasoned. The house BBQ sauce (which they sell by the bottle) had a bold slightly spicy flavor.
The portion size was ample, but not so large that we felt overstuffed when we finished. The restaurant had great ambiance. It was really nice to find good BBQ in an upscale atmosphere. We will be back the next time we are in Dallas!

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vipOuttolunch
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!!

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Jasmine
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been here then it’s an absolute MUST! From the appy’s, salad, ‘que, to dessert - wow. 10/10 experience!!
We are from Canada and wanted to try an authentic BBQ restaurant and this place hit all the stops. Everything was made in-house and fall-off-the-bone delicious! If you’re lucky, Blake will be your server and make it the complete wonderful experience!

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vipMarshaL
Fort Lauderdale
74 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last meal on our vacation in Dallas and it was very good. The waitress was especially wonderful so nice and friendly and accommodating.

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David
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Scott the owner, Jerry the manager, Blake, Jason, etc. as servers — these folks make 18th & Vine a great place for KC BBQ (and some very tasty salad options) and a go-to for business lunches in the area

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JackH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bbq. Get the burnt ends for sure

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ALFREDW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The supply chain is playing a major role in this VERY FINE restaurant maintaining its reputation for being a HIGH QUALITY eating establishment. They did not have my favorite menu item last night leaving me very disappointed.

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JillB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was limited and the one waiter who showed up was so great and personable that we thought he was the owner. The food was just shy of perfection but VERY close. The Old Fashioned was PERFECT. Loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional KC Barbecue! Great location and beautiful building.

Will be back!

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KarenH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, although I felt that some of the booths needed a reupholstering.

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Maiyt
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the restaurant. Nice people, the food: Wow!

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2thd0ct0r
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting from out of town and We went in for lunch so the noise level was low. Can’t speak for when it’s dinner time. Everything was great! Anybody who’s visiting Dallas this place is a must stop!

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vipDavidC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointing to previous visits. Food was cold and for KC BBQ not very distinctive. Good service though nothing special. Likely stick to Pecan Lodge in future.

If never had KC style, still worth a visit and may just have been a bad day as the place was empty and likely understaffed.

Good drink and draft menu and nice happy hour deals you can try.

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vipRickInDallas
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding barbecue with an incredibly rich sauce. Sides were big enough share. Service was great and mixed drinks were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was awesome. The barbecue was good but not anything special.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and happy hour deals!

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Tallguy
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Called twice during the week to see what were
July 4 hours . Told twice open till 6 :00
Our 4 o’clock reservation was met @3:50 with a front door sign saying closing At 4:00. The manager said “we were waiting for you”. The manager seemed to be preoccupied with things , took our drink orders and and went on his way. When our dining friends showed up late and wanted to order , our server was friendly and explained the menu.She was great , the manager was more interested in having us eat and go as someone was coming by to see if our plates were clear so they could remove and look forward to closing . The bbq and sides were tasty and a good value. July 4th was not a good day for this restaurant.

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RhondaD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ I've ever had - cute place - loved the R&B music

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AlfredA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

last min. reservation was accepted. the restaurant was so kind, they accommodated a seating change into the bar area. Nice mixed tunes from pop to old classics with a bit of motown thrown in. Drinks arrived ice cold and hit the Friday after a long week spot. Food hot and yummy. Everything was delicious. Thanks for feeding us!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A large party from my company decided to go to the restaurant and were very satisfied

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Food was decent, but not to the level it used to be. Biggest issue was walking in, and the server that greeted us told us it would be a hour wait, because we didn’t have a reservation. I opened open table, and booked one for 10 mins later. This was 7:34 and booked for 7:45. Walked back in. A new employee greeted us, went to the server that told us it was a hour wait, and then took the iPad to the back, before the original server that greeted us, sat us at a table that had been available the entire time. I know. That was a lot. The only reason we hadn’t made a reservation prior, was because there were reservations available throughout the entire night, so didn’t seem needed.

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MsSmith
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waiter Jacoby was awesome - he made several great recommendations and everyone enjoyed their food. The brisket is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was slow. Food w

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation but they were closed for a private party. Makes no sense to accept reservations yet closed. The person who came to the door to explain to me and my guest as well as other customers was very rude and didn't seem to care people showed up to eat and had reservations and just unprofessionally said oh well. Would NEVER go back

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GilbertB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson was in town. Before moving, it was one of his favorites.

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vipDarrellM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I know there are wide and varying opinions when it comes to barbecue but I have to give this place an “F”. The Texas Barbecue Association, if there is such a thing, should pull their license. First off, the burnt ends appetizer is a joke. It’s 7 or 8 pieces of what appear to be just brisket soaked in not so good sauce. Not a burnt end. Second, the pit beans reminded me of the can of pork and beans my mother used to server when I was growing up in LA - discussing. And the sausage - really, what is this. It’s nothing like sausage I’ve ever tasted. The texture isn’t even reminiscent of sausage. I would rate the brisket maybe a B+. And for the value, I would say this place rates a “D”. Serving size and cost don’t seem to be on the same playing field. I would recommend almost any other barbecue place in Dallas, and there are a tone of them, before I would visit 18&Vine.

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DavidA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Upscale BBQ at its best! The turkey salad was so unique and the portion was huge. The brisket was extremely juicy!

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IanC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and drinks were quite good and the prices were excellent. The dining room is pretty ordinary, though and the A/C was set too low.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s high school graduation here. Morgan, our host, was wonderful! She was able to accommodate our party of 15. The food was delicious. The music was right. Overall great experience!

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vipStuartH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bbq. Ribs and brisket were amazing. Sausage was good but not as good as the ribs and brisket. Highly recommend this joint for those that truly love bbq.

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vipmacnmia
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Quite disappointing, actually. We have been to 18th & Vine many times and had considered it a family favorite. So much so, that we brought family visiting from out of town to our “favorite BBQ spot.” Unfortunately, the experience did not live up to our expectations. Even though we were only 1 of 3 parties dining in the restaurant, the service was painfully slow. It took more than 10 minutes for them to bring us an empty water glass to drink water that was placed in the table. When ordering drinks it was discovered that they were out of stock on 5 of the 8 beers listed on their menu. When ordering food, they were out of stock on multiple appetizer, side dish and dessert options—at least they had BBQ. All in all it was a disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location and atmosphere!!! The fried okra is amazing!!!

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JeffT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good place to grab local beers on tap a great barbecue. Always leave satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service

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Tracie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, service started off great until the restaurant got busy. Overall it was great, I'd go back

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viplondonlover719
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food very nice server. The outside tables are nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was great. Great service and great food.

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18th & Vine Barbeque does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 18th & Vine Barbeque also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 443-8335.

18th & Vine Barbeque is rated 4.5 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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