Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park

4.8
976 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 976 people are saying
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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ. Prompt service. Good wine selection.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner and they made it a special occasion.

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Responded a day ago

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vipChrisB
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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Responded a day ago

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EmilyO
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many great choices on the Jack's Stack menu! It's always hard to decide. My favorite lamb ribs and spinach salad. Beef ribs are outstanding. The carrot cake with warm sauces is delicious if you have room!

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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ZakkL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was awesome as always, except they had us sat in a tiny corner behind a large party that we couldn’t fit through. You had to turn sideways and brush yo ur self up against another persons table to leave or go to that table. There was about 20 of us shoved in this tiny space. But the food was awesome, service was even better!!

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Responded 4 days ago

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JohnM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner out with my wife to celebrate anniversary.

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Responded 7 days ago

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GinaF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

What is an emergency exit for? Apparently at this location, it's a more convenient way to serve the people sitting outside than using the side door. Annoying? Absolutely!!! Every few minutes either a patron was being seated or a server was going in/out. When we were seated next to the emergency exit, how were we supposed to know that as soon as our food started to arrive ... the door would be constantly squeaking, the sunlight would be in our eyes, warm air would be rushing by, and we would want to rush through our anniversary meal just to get away from this place? Why is management allowing their staff to use this door to ruin their customer's enjoyment? Do better Jack Stack! You aren't some restaurant in a seedy area of town. We wasted over $100 at your restaurant, our memories of our experience there are tainted.

Will we recommend this location? Yes, but with a warning to steer clear of that side of the restaurant at all costs.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Gina! Thank you 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 make this right for you! We've escalated this review to our Overland Park Restaurant team. Please call 913.385.7427 during open hours and ask for JR, our General Manager. He will take care of you from there and we hope to hear from you soon!

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DebbeT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Need to get your message to me snout my reservation off my phone! Please advise! Thanks

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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JulieM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Jack Stack barbecue - it is delicious! We have been several times & it’s delicious every time.

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Responded 4 days ago

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vipRick
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server. Allowed us to order smaller sandwich off of lunch menu.

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Responded on September 9, 2021

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MeganS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our visit was just ok. Our first time going to the OP location, and we’ll go back to only visiting the Martin City location. We had reservations and were sat as soon as we arrived. We waited awhile to be greeted and then another server helping ours came to get drinks for us. They were out of the wine that I ordered, and it’s the only option they have on the menu. We placed our drink orders and our server came just as they hit the table. We asked about their different sauce options and if we could try them ahead of ordering. The waiter returned to our table to take our order and we just went with it. We were told they were also out of burnt ends. This is twice we have now tried to order something and get “we’re out of that.” One app was ordered along with two salads. At this time- a couple of our drinks were empty and sat that way for a little bit. Our salads and appetizer hit the table the exact same time our dinner did. At this point- I’d about had enough. It’s so frustrating! I hate places that do this and the only way to control it is to refuse to order until the apps/salads make it to the table. Now with all the dinner plates along with the salads and apps on the table- we didn’t even have room to do anything. Constantly shuffling around trying to make room. Irritating for sure. By the time we finished our salads, my dinner plate was about 1/2 cold. Not once did any of them offer to take our plates back to allow us time to work through our order as it should have been. And by now- we just wanted to eat and get out of there. Again, at this point drinks on the table are empty again. Food overall was pretty good, but not their best. The beef burnt ends are not nearly as good as the pork and the pork is what they were out of…. Our waiter was catering to a large party we were sat next to, and once things started to go downhill for us- I feel like he avoided our table a bit. Did just enough, and we paid the bill and left. Again, it all could have been better.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been there in a long time. I will be back soon.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you back soon!

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vipmk10gtk8
Kansas City
112 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food as always

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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pvdiner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly service.

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Responded 4 days ago

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MRE1
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite location and prefer to be seated in the bar.

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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PhyllisT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brunt Beef and the Baked Beans were SCRUMPTIOUS

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always! From South Dakota. We always make sure to eat at Jack Stacks when we travel through!

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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HerbG
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful excellent waitress

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MidwestTransplant
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and exceptional barbecue. We'll be back.

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Responded on August 31, 2021

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Brian1962
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in KC area! Great all around. Phenomenal service.

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Responded on August 31, 2021

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OliviaJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off our waitress was amazing! The beef burnt ends were melt in your mouth good! But the surprise for me was the hickory beans! Best baked beans ever! The salmon salad was also delightful!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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JulieM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best barbecue in Kansas City area! Great prices and wonderful that you can make a reservation.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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Midwest
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baked beans are delicious!!! Constantly great food!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Special dinner for my son.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is very good. They were very busy and I am not sure they had enough help. Noise level is not conducive for normal conversation. Had to talk loud to talk to people across table.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
Responded on August 30, 2021

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roybert
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Having eaten at Jack Stack restaurants many times in the past years, we hadn't been there in over a year. The meats were as good as usual, but the once delightful slaw was not creamy, sweet or delicious. Something I had always looked forward to was a total disappointment, Basically shredded cabbage. Not good

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DonnaA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks and dinner for my son's 25th birthday and everything was amazing! The bartenders were so friendly and helpful with questions and suggestions; then dinner was delicious and servers were great.

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Responded on September 7, 2021

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Jackson
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like to arrive early. If you want quick and friendly service then show up 10 minutes before your reservation. They were fast and clean with the table. Friendly waiter. The food was great.

We had the Pitmaster meal. Suited for (2-3 people). There was plenty of food for my date and me. Great spread that was, besides the chicken wings. Just a little bit dry. All round great BBQ.

We were able to sub out the coleslaw with cheesey potato and the corn with fries, we like potatoes.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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Mark
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having a meeting with a cousin I hadn’t seen in years. The waitress was attentive and helpful. The food was received as ordered. There was no press to leave when we were finished. The food was good. Will go there again when in the area.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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Chelsea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and terrific service. Restaurant was very crowded and busy on a Saturday night, but we had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server was awesome!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
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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LivM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal! A little on the pricey side. With tip, it was $70 for 2 adults and a child. We would definitely go back though. It was very good and food came out quick and hot.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
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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DiannaS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the crown prime rib, just do it!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
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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kevinm
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was “ok” but for this place we expected much better- server was slow with drink orders and actually think he forgot one time, did not impress our out of town guest.

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ColleenH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we have had in a while. Food and service was outstanding!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Overland Park
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Waiter was fantastic and recommended some great choices. Will definitely be back

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Responded on August 17, 2021

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andreaj
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great good! The only bad thing on the menu is the coleslaw. I wish they had better coleslaw but everything else is delicious

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Responded on August 16, 2021

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our out of town friends who wanted to experience Kansas City BBQ. Thanks

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Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks for the review, Kathy!

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RobertD
Springfield
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just simply amazes me. It is my ONE go to place in all of KC everytime I am there and it has YET to disappoint. Seriously service is great, food is better, and just overall cannot say it enough. I hear from all other places covid excuses, this is why, this is that, etc. Never have it here. Thanks for being awesome even in these trying times.........

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Responded on August 16, 2021

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making reservations was simple and effective. The staff was great and food really good. Wonderful place for a small birthday gathering. Thanks to our server Nate! He did a great job!

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Responded on August 16, 2021

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