Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City

4.8
520 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 520 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 10 hours ago

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ChadD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Room was extremely loud and food was not impressive.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 9 hours ago

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 4 days ago
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 10 hours ago

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JeanneD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and service were great but it was FREEZING inside.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 10 hours ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was awesome. The food was great

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 10 hours ago

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DaleT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!! Service was wonderful! Love this place!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 10 hours ago

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The restaurant is not the charming, cozy, intimate place it was for so many years. It really feels more like a cafeteria. Portions are definitely smaller, and prices are definitely higher. A meal for four with drinks and dessert cost us just over $200 plus tip. I’m not sure if they’re understaffed, but I thought the service was best described as indifferent. In future, I will be going to the Metcalf location which has a much nicer ambience and feels like a real restaurant.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 9 hours ago

Hello! 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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CindiO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spinach strawberry salad with salmon was perfect and of course you can’t pass up the giant mushrooms and onion rings! My friend had the poor Russ with bbq beans and fries and said it was perfection! We left stuffed and with to go boxes….did I forget to mention the Carrot cake and brownie sundae well just OMG it was fantastic!

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Responded 10 hours ago

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RuthC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new renovation is beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Ruth!

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Farmer
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our server was excellent. Comfortable seating. A place to sit and really enjoy your meal.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 26, 2021

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ThomasN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Baked Beans: Unbelievable
The Jalepeno corn bread: Phenomenal
The Cole Slaw: Best I have ever had
Pulled Pork: Very Good
Pork Ribs: Very Good
Beef Ribs: Best I have ever had

Overall an extraordinary experience. If you are near there or anywhere within 100 miles, you need to go. One of the Best BBQs anywhere.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 7 days ago

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ParisOnThePlains
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to hear back to Martin City for the Jack Stack Experience. The renovation of the historic restaurant is fantastic with a great new bar area and outside seating. We enjoyed a great table on the patio and had great service and of course great Jack Stack BBQ.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 26, 2021

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vipCKavl
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in the newly renovated Martin City location. It looks great.. food was excellent as always.. and the service was awesome. Had friends in from out of town and they also loved it... Thank you Jack Stack.

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darius was our server. He was so kind, genuine, prompt, and had great recommendations. Darius was amazing and made our experience at Jack Stack perfect.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 22, 2021

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gmadiane
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, we had reservation so it was nice to be seated. many others were waiting.

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

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DocD
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent BBQ! The same on the most recent visit.

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

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CurtisF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Jack Stack didn't disappoint. You know it's gonna be top notch when you make the reservation and it always is.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 19, 2021

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DianneR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great BBQ just a long wait for our server to arrive, and receive our drinks, and dinner.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 19, 2021

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DianaF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Although the food and service were excellent, we were very disappointed in the remodel of the Martin City location. We incorrectly assumed that Jack Stack would maintain the ambience from the original building. We found that not to be the case. In fact, we thought we were at a Denny's restaurant until our food arrived. The remodeled location seemed to us to resemble a diner or cafeteria than a typical Jack Stack restaurant that we had become accustomed to. We will still patronize Jack Stack in the future, but not at the Martin City location. Sorry, but just being honest.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was 3:00 on a Saturday and luckily we did make a reservation as they were very busy. Service was okay, my 11 year old said it correctly that the meat was dry.
Sides were very good. Just a bit disappointing as the reviews were so fantastic that the bbq didn’t live up to our expectations.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 26, 2021

Hello! As you might know, 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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vipRicardoE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience has changed a little with the renovation but the food and service are still AWESOME!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to jackstack for years. Tonight’s meal, service, and overall experience was the best we’ve ever had. Thank you for a great meal. We will be back very soon!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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TimoH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent waiter, a bit pricy. Excellent facilities

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 19, 2021

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MJ06
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved seeing the newly renovated Jack Stack restaurant. Food was excellent as always.

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

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Never disappoints. A little pricy, but worth every penny.

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

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service provided by Darrius. Always a good BBQ spot and the new remodel is nice too.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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vipRyans
Kansas City
100 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived at our reservation time, and after initially being seated in the VERY LOUD bar area, we requested a move, and were reseated in the actual restaurant. Service, by one of the long-time employees, was truly outstanding. She even got the "mini-Jumbo" my mother-in-law wanted. (Flexibility of the menu is one of the great things about Jack Stack.) My wife & I got the "Round-up", which makes 2 full meals for both of us, a bargain for $33.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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jhawktalk
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jack Stack and the renovated Martin City location is beautiful. Service was prompt, food was delicious and the menu offered something for everyone.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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MattW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual.

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JimE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pork and beef burnt ends and baby back ribs. The ribs were meaty and tender and so delicious, and the burnt ends were excellent. As good as it gets for barbeque in KC.

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

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vipBeckyB
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Our server, Cindy, was very thoughtful, friendly and efficient. She does her job with a smile on her face!

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

Thanks for the review, Becky!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always wonderful with the service and food consistently and reliably above par!

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

Thanks for the review!

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vipjayman
Kansas City
178 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best beans and BBQ in KC. Always consistent food quality and service.

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

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DavidL
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good barbecue no matter what you order. Poor Russ sandwich is a winner!

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

Thanks for the review, David!

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JoniR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So unbelievably delicious! We took my dad for his birthday and he couldn't have been happier.

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

Thanks for the review, Joni!

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AndyA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Darius our waiter was fantastic!

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

Thanks for the review, Andy!

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KristinK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took about 25 minutes just to get 2 drinks out. The waitress was really nice and helpful but I noticed she was taking a lot of time to get things. The table beside us needed something for their food and never got it until after done eating. The table caddy corner got drinks and food before we got drinks. They just happened to sit down a few minutes after us. Love this place it’s our go to date night just a little slower tonight.

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

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goodtime
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Noise was a problem for us.

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

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NatalieB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs and the smoked meats are excellent choices!

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

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing to complain about at Jack Stack. The remodel is great.

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

Thanks for the review!

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City is rated 4.8 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

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