18th & Vine Barbeque

4.3
684 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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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidC
Dallas
8 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
67 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
6 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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vipMsSmith
Los Angeles
20 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
7 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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vipmacnmia
Dallas
13 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
13 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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Djm465
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We had reservations on a Wednesday at 6:30 and were seated promptly but waited almost 20 minutes for anyone to take our drink order and then waited an additional 30 minutes before we received our drinks. Our waitress was very nice but this was not a good experience. I"ll give it another try in hopes this was just an off night.

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vipMshbnyehud
Dallas
172 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I had high expectations for our visit to 18th & Vine BBQ, and was disappointed multiple ways. Maybe I should have been concerned when I was able to make a Saturday night reservation at 7:30 p.m. with no problem, and walked in to see half of the tables empty. We ended up being seated upstairs on a small table for 2, in what is normally a bar area (now vacated because of Covid precautions).

We started with an appetizer order of the well-known Kansas City burnt ends, except these burnt ends bore no resemblance to what i've enjoyed in KC on multiple visits there. Sauce was good. That's all I can say. The dish was loaded with fat, hardly crisp (as I would expect burnt ends), and wholly unsatisfactory. I should have sent it back.

My entrée was two meats with one side dish --- slow cooked brisket and sausage. The brisket also contained much too much fat, and the brisket didn't seem to have any consistency. The sausage was, in my opinion, inedible. Not at all like Texas sausage I've had in many other locations. Yich!!

My partner's chopped salad was just okay. Too much weird lettuce items. We both enjoyed a decent tasting order of fried okra.

Service by Jacoby was excellent, which rescued one star. There's no sense giving this restaurant a second chance. This was a really bad experience but for the service and the BBQ sauce itself.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Met my cousin visiting from Ohio. We had a pleasant experience, the food was just ok, the service was good, not crowded had reservations sat right down with no wait.

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vipWilliamL
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service. Perfect atmosphere.

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ShelleyD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Only answered lower on service this time because it took longer than usual to get our food. They had a couple of larger parties in at same time which backed up the kitchen a bit.

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Orbea
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and all. What a great way to wrap up a busy week.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night’s bartender was great! We loved her

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ awesome atmosphere and our waiter/bartender (Blake)was outstanding.

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vipKimB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bbq wasn’t very hot/fresh, some of it better than others but service was good.

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vipWinelover
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just OK. Since we were sitting outside, the street noise from cars was a bit loud but otherwise the porch is nice for an early dinner on Saturday afternoon.

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vipLuv4sushi
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Brisket was ok but not Kansas City BBQ. Also, ribs were almost meatless and the meat was tough and chewy. The side of Jalepeno grits was really good so not a total loss of dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drive from Frisco for our favorite bbq

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived to the Restaruant, and wait for 20 minutes to be seated.

They didn’t check on the app for the reservation.

Then seated we wait another 15 minutes to be attended for the first time by the waiter and it didn’t arrived to the table, so we preferred to leave the restaurant.

Unfortunately the were short in personnel of waiters.

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vipMadisenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice staff - lunch is also a great value - gorgeous inside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

1st time to visit. Brisket was tough, too salty and not very good. Sausage was soft and chewy inside...not very good either.

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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 4.3 stars by 684 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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