Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City

4.7
556 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
"Highest-rated barbecue in the country!" - Zagat Survey

Jack Stack Barbecue originated in Kansas City in 1957, by Russ Fiorella in a traditional storefront barbecue, with a modest selection of 5 or 6 items. Jack Fiorella, the eldest son, worked with his father until 1974 when he decided to branch off and start Fiorella's Jack Stack of Martin City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 556 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughter’s birthday. I thought they would at least acknowledge it 🤷‍♀️

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We made a reservation. Came in a bit early gave the hostess our name. Went to the bar and were ignored ( huge mistake). Then watched several non reservation parties be seated before us. I then went to the hostess stand to remind her of our presence (we were waiting right next to the stand) and were finally seated. Our waitress was fantastic and the food as usual was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite bbq restaurant in the world. Burnt ends are great and the crown prime beef rib was amazing. The beans are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & excellent BBQ food!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 4 days ago

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GraceJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always meets and exceed expectations. Loved the food got it just in time and the server Andrew was awesome!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 20, 2021

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vipjayman
Kansas City
182 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. Teh best BBQ in town.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 20, 2021

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The main dinning room very noisy! Party room is next to it but only has a partial wall between the rooms? Food was great as always!

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Responded 4 days ago

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luv2eat
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. BBQ Chicken is one of the beat kept secrets

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 16, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and so was the food! For the price I would have liked a little larger portions but there was enough to eat. It was a little cold inside but overall it was a great meal!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you back soon!

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vipConnieB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We've been going here for years. They also have a nice outdoor space with good happy hour food and drinks.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review, Connie! We hope to see you back soon!

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LyleM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the volume of business they do, I would recommend reserving a table. This trip was 11 AM on a Thursday morning and they had a long waiting line outside before the doors were opened. I had reserved a table, so my party got in right away.

As far as the food goes, if I want BBQ, I go to Jack Stack in Martin City. I moved to KC over 30 years ago and quickly settled on them as my favorite BBQ place.

As far as the food, goes, I don't remember ever having a bad meal there. My favorite meal is ribs, with sides of cheezy corn and onion rings.

Highly recommended.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review, Lyle! We hope to see you back soon!

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vipSkip
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best for food and service. Darius is a great server. Really knows his stuff.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you back soon!

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donkeyfur
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are a number of BBQ places in KC, several of which I really like. Jack Stack however is my go to place. It’s been great consistently.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you back soon!

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MichaelP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Booth next to us had small child kept yelling. Should have gone to Lees Summit location, they don’t force you to wear mask to enter and leave. Screaming kids always ruins the night

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Michael! Thanks for the review. We guarantee our guests a remarkable barbecue experience – and it sounds like we missed the mark during your most recent visit. If you're open to it, we'd like an opportunity to hear more about your experience! We've escalated this review to our Martin City Restaurant team. Please contact 816.942.9141 during open hours and ask for Robin, our General Manager. She will take care of you from there! Again, we appreciate the feedback, and hope to hear from you soon!

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LeighL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burnt ends were so tender and delicious, we’ve never had better. We also loved the jalapeño corn bread and the baked beans-very flavorful. Dash, our waitress, was attentive and friendly. Very good service from everyone. We sat outside which was comfortable, clean and quiet.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was very kind. Unfortunately, we had to leave right after sitting down due to my wife getting ill and the waiter was very understanding. We’ll try again when she feels better.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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vipAngelaW
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have given it 5 stars, if our fries weren't cold and soggy. They must have let them sit a while before bringing them out.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Angela! Thanks for the review. We guarantee our guests a remarkable barbecue experience – and it sounds like we missed the mark during your most recent visit. If you're open to it, we'd like an opportunity to hear more about your experience! We've escalated this review to our Martin City Restaurant team. Please contact 816.942.9141 during open hours and ask for Robin, our General Manager. She will take care of you from there! Again, we appreciate the feedback, and hope to hear from you soon!

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Jerry
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brie was our server and she was efficient, enthusiastic and thoughtful. Though it was a hot day for lunch on the covered patio she made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us often. The food was excellent as well.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thanks for the review, Jerry!

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AlisonH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordering the lean burnt ends made our dinner spectacular!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thanks for the review, Alison!

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went to Martin City to see it after the remodel. I have to say I was not impressed. It now looks like an upscale Applebee's. I miss the unique seating spaces, cozy nooks and charm of the old location.

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WardB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good as always and came out quickly and our server was very attentive and pleasant.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We hope to see you back soon!

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Highly recommend!!!
Very pleased

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We hope to see you back soon!

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ChrisS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and still my favorite BBQ in the country.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We hope to see you back soon!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary was the perfect chance to ditch the kids because they don't like BBQ (We don't know where we went wrong) and have a nice evening out. The food was great, the service too despite how busy the restaurant was, and we enjoyed our first "date" in 18 months.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great as always, but the service was a little slow and the cost us double than those places in the area with comparable food.

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GloriaJofOlathe
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was so so tender I could have cut with my fork….. and so tasty …. Plus our waitress Sarah is top shelf… she makes our dining experience wonderful!!!!! I was there for my birthday and I decided it is my go to place…. For any special occasion and just going for no reason!!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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JoleneC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location was better than the one in lees summit. 10/10

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 16, 2021

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vipBlingfromLL
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a friend in from Chicago.
Several years ago I had sent him a gift of JackStack barbeque. He had recently had surgery and I knew he would enjoy a meal of wonderful barbeque!
As soon as I knew he would be visiting, I made reservations at JackStack Martin City.
Last night he was totally blown away by every aspect of our meals. He ordered the
sampler plate for 2. He shared it with his guest. We also shared the onion ring stack as well as the warm out of the oven Carrot Cake!
He left with a carry out box containing all the left overs!
I could not have been more proud of the wonderful food, the excellent service and the ambiance of the restaurant!
It had been a favorite of me and my family and friends for over 40 years! It just keeps getting better with each year!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 16, 2021

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered family portion of honey BBQ ribs. Tender and meaty. Beans always a treat. Cole Slaw excellent. And Cheesy Corn !!!! 3 ate for under $50 including tip. Used OpenTable to reserve a place at @ 5:30. Table ready and we were thanked for making a reservation.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 9, 2021

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RANDYM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service & atmosphere. We will be back.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 9, 2021

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JeffreyR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, service was meh, would have to call our waitress when she was wandering around to get refills, strawberry lemonade wasn’t good at all. Wife couldn’t get thru half a cup of it.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 10, 2021

Hi Jeffrey! Thanks for the review. We guarantee our guests a remarkable barbecue experience – and it sounds like we missed the mark during your most recent visit. If you're open to it, we'd like an opportunity to hear more about your experience! We've escalated this review to our Martin City Restaurant team. Please contact 816.942.9141 during open hours and ask for Robin, our General Manager. She will take care of you from there! Again, we appreciate the feedback, and hope to hear from you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! We had read an article on this place and I have never had such tender and flavorful meat, ever!! Highly recommend the sampler for two with the Crown Prime Rib!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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CalebF
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 30, 2021

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KeithB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve eaten at Jack Stacks for many years. You would think once in a while you would get a glitch; food not so good, really long wait, or poor service. I’ve never had or seen a screw up. You can confidently always expect a wonderful meal!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks for the review, Keith!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! First time in since remodel. Very nice!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 2, 2021

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ChadD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Room was extremely loud and food was not impressive.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hi Chad! Thanks for the review. We guarantee our guests a remarkable barbecue experience – and it sounds like we missed the mark during your most recent visit. If you're open to it, we'd like an opportunity to hear more about your experience! We've escalated this review to our Martin City Restaurant team. Please contact 816.942.9141 during open hours and ask for Taylor, our General Manager. He will take care of you from there! Again, we appreciate the feedback, and hope to hear from you soon!

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TerryD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time customer. Like new layout. Cust Svc has always been terrific. Our waiter even suggested a change that better fit our food choice. Really enjoyed our meal

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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JeanneD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and service were great but it was FREEZING inside.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We hope to see you back soon!

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City is rated 4.7 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

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