Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City

4.8
472 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 472 people are saying
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ConnieH
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great! First time eating inside since the renovation, very nice but so loud it was unpleasant

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded 2 days ago

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

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DonC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not pass on this place it is great! I will be coming back.

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Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks for the review, Don!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was fantastic. The place was so LOUD that we couldn’t have a conversation with our friends across the table. But we’ll go back for great BBQ with no chit chat.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on June 4, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server- Darius- He was a top notch server and friendly and personable! Made the evening fun! And food was awesome as usual!!

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

Thanks for the review!

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PattyC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely renovated restaurant. Was a nice place to meet up with friends.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 28, 2021

Thanks for the review, Patty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most consistently delicious barbecue food in the Kansas City area. Also, it has been renovated. What they did is absolutely amazing. It’s like a brand new restaurant. I love it. Went with a friend but can’t wait to go with family.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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KathyT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! They made me a special sandwich and it was delicious. And, of course, the beans are the best!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thanks for the review, Kathy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out fast! Perfect service. Great food.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was great!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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vipJoeV
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacks Stack offers the best BBQ in Kansas City !
The service is great and the variety of food is excellent. The burnt ends are delicious

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

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Went for birthday dinner and they didn’t had no pork burnt end or sausages.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ as always!

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

Thanks for the review!

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JulieT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was great. We were disappointed to find that the restaurant was out of most items, in in particular the items we had hoped to order. They were out of ribs and wings. My husband ordered burnt ends, which were good, but he had his heart set on ribs. We had a reservation for 7 pm. It was Mother's Day, so it is understandable that they would be out of their most popular entree's, but it was still a disappointment. We are hoping our next visit is a better experience. We are willing to give it a try on a non-holiday weekend.

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

Hi Julie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We hope to see you back soon!

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DebbieM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ! Love the new remodel in Martin City and their service is always great as well.

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

Thanks for the review, Debbie!

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vipHeleneS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darius is the most amazing asset to the waitstaff.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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RogerP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. We had the roundup. Our server was awesome. We have been coming here for years and did carryout several times the last year. First time inside since the remodel. The inside and outdoor patio look really good. We'll be back for sure.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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PatriciaA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside on their new patio. Very comfortable, even on a windy evening. As usual, the service was excellent and the food delicious. Especially the onion rings!

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

Thanks for the review, Patricia!

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MrsWick
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this updated Jack Stack. Had a great time and delicious food.

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

Thanks for the review!

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JudyC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Smoke Stack since the early 1960’s when it was located on Old 71 highway. The Jack’s Stack was called the 69er for .69 cents. Loved it then and love it still.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for the review, Judy!

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MaureenF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall!! Food, service, dining room were all great. The building is spacious and beautiful after the remodel!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Maureen!

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vipMark
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darius is an outstanding server. We're regulars and always request a table with him.

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

Thank you for the review!

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CalebF
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, thank you for being able to accommodate us early we really appreciated that, love the remodel, do miss the old building though but the new one is beautiful

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Caleb!

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Denise
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next visit when it's warmer and we can sit on the outside patio area, it looks very nice!

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

Thank you for the review!

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vipRyans
Kansas City
97 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations (a MUST now) at 5:30; we arrived at 5:20, and there were already people waiting, although we were seated immediately. We happened to get our favorite, corner booth, where the social distancing is excellent.
We ordered the Roundup, which provides a good variety and enough for a second meal for the two of us. Service and food quality was excellent as always.

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

Thank you for the review! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack and we hope to see you back soon!

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LauraE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, the taste of the food is what brings us back and the warm atmosphere as well.

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

Thanks for the review, Laura!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Jack Stack since they remodeled. Everything thing was exceptional from the environment to the service and of course the food. Thanks for a great experience.

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

Thank you for the review! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack and we hope to see you back soon!

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SueB
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always love taking out of towners here for the Q!!

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

Thank you for the review, Sue! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack and we hope to see you back soon!

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Foodie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice renovation and of course the food is excellent. Our experience was flawless, from great service to hot delicious food to payment.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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JimP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyablyas expected

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RonW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area was awesome. The weather was perfect and the noice level was low enough we could have a decent conversation without having to shout.

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

Thank you for the review, Ron!

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CalebF
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the place is beautiful and newly remodeled

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

Thanks, Caleb!

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Moocow
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing here! The service was outstanding, also. The brisket is the best in KC. Lean and tender! If your meal comes with one side, you can split it up and get half orders of two sides!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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JohnS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time at Jack Stack between the food and getting to know new neighbors.

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

Thank you for the review, John!

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BobbiC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very pleased with everything. The waitress was very helpful. I invited my son and his two children- sixteen and thirteen-they loved the dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in since it was newly remodeled and everything looked great. We have coming since way back it was smoke stack bbq, and the food is always quality with great staff.

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

Thanks for the review!

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RobertB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was fantastic

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks, Robert!

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TrainRick48
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the food. Our server was friendly and prompt in taking care of our needs.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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DebraM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best we've ever had! It was our 39th anniversary. Thanks so much for the free carrot cake. You made our day so special. Can't think of a thing we would change.

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

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Anniversary

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating. We appreciate it! Based on your rating, it sounds like we left some things to be desired during your visit. Is there a chance that you'll allow us to make it up to you? 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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Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City is rated 4.8 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

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