Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza

4.7
943 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 943 people are saying
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vipjorlowski
Oklahoma City
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food is excellent. Service was also excellent. I would say the restaurant could be refreshed...we dined late (7:30 pm)...but the restaurant was a little messy with food on floor/carpet in some places. Also as always, the food while excellent is also expensive relative to size, portions, and what the competition offers. Jack Stack is "upscale" barbecue so that's okay when the service is good (it is) and the ambience is good (giving them a Mulligan this time).

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cblankstir
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Anthony, was wonderful and attentive. Our food was great, and we went on the morning of the Chiefs/Bills game. One thing that will bring us all together -- Barbecue! Jack Stack Barbecue!!

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Responded 3 days ago

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vipTaraS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our server was phenomenal there was an extremely loud party a couple tables over and our server moved us to another table so that we could enjoy our meal. Our food was great as usual. We go to this location often and always enjoy the service we receive.

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Responded 3 days ago

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great KC BBQ! Parking at the Plaza is easy and free, and very close to the restaurant.

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Responded 3 days ago

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Stacy
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ, good service. Worth a visit if you are in the KC area.

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Responded 3 days ago

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DwightC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant week selection was a good value and we enjoyed all the dishes. The noise level was uncomfortably high, though expected I suppose for a busy night. We weren't pleased that not one employee that we say was wearing a mask.

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NaeemP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your amazing restaurant! Keep up the good work! Food was amazing

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Responded 3 days ago

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out of pork at 7pm

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for the review. As you might know, we guarantee our guests a remarkable barbecue experience and it seems like we left something to be desired during your last 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 Plaza Restaurant team. Please contact 816.531.7427 during open hours and ask for Mike, our General Manager. He will take care of you from there! We appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come here for burnt ends when we are in Kansas City, Mo.

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Responded 7 days ago

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack stack is always in my regular rotation for bbq. The atmosphere is always welcoming and food is fantastic.

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Responded 7 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, service and FOOD! Can’t wait to go back! Tried this establishment yesterday with family for KC Restaurant Week. Overwhelmed with Joy due to the treatment of staff and atmosphere. GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME! Portions WERE HEFTY!!!!!!

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Responded 7 days ago

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JohnD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food and service. Manager Ronnie is the bomb!

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Responded 7 days ago

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LesD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Ribs are amazing, beans are great. Service is top notch.

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Responded 3 days ago

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GleB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and barbecue for a reasonable price.

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Responded on January 18, 2022

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Stars all around. Oh, potato salad was amazing, and I recommend the baby-back ribs.

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Responded on January 18, 2022

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SherriL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Great service! Restaurant was fairly loud.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 18, 2022

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vipHappyComfortableMN
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Scott did an excellent job of making our evening enjoyable and yummy. His wine and BBQ recommendations were just what we were looking for.

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Responded on January 18, 2022

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vipLuis
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The fire wings and bbq ribs amazing
Pull pork a little dry

But Great place!!!

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Responded on January 18, 2022

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious KC BBQ! And excellent mixed drinks! Big hit for the whole family!

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Responded on January 15, 2022

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Lucas was amazing and so nice! The food was great and we enjoyed our first time dining here!

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Responded on January 11, 2022

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DonnieC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat there a lot. The service is great
We tell them what we want and we get what we ask for. That's why we always come back.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 11, 2022

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MadisonB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a great Birthday experience will definitely come back soon

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Responded on January 7, 2022

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SandraS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience with family visiting from out of town.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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vipPaulT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pretty empty when we arrived service was a little rushed.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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BruceR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love Jack Stack, but they are very pricey. It was a special occasion, so we splurged.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and bbq!!! Recommend the crown prime rib

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we definitely be back!!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very noisy, but other than that everything else was great.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

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Rich
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good BBQ and good service. Make a reservation to save time!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thanks for the review, Rich!

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jvgkc
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family dinner out. Good experience overall. Food was great! Service was average but we were there during a busy time! It was loud!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 31, 2021

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kjwalt
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. Meat, fries and baked beans were exceptionally delicious!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 31, 2021

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SherylL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackstack on the Plaza was a wonderful experience. The food and service was delightful. The only thing was that during the meal the lights kept dimming for a bit and then would come up again and then dim. Not sure if it was just a electrical issue or if someone was trying to give more atmosphere to the restaurant. Didn't really affect our evening, just a little strange.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 31, 2021

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ScottS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best visits to Jack Stack that we have ever had. Our server was great!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 31, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited after attending a KC Chiefs game. It was busy but with a reservation our table was ready on time with no issues. We ordered the burnt ends , beef and pork, as well as onion rings for appetizers. Both were delicious. For dinner one member of our party ordered the two meat meal with burnt ends and pulled pork. They accidentally sent out burnt ends and sliced brisket but corrected the mishap immediately. Two members of our party shared the Taste of KC. This was a shared plate meal and included ribs, sliced brisket, pulled pork and ribs along with three sides. We got French fries, potato salad and baked beans. Everything was absolutely delicious. I will be back and would certainly recommend this to anyone dining in Country Club Plaza. Our server was attentive and actually caught the mistake on the order before he sat the plate down. This was a wonderful dining experience.

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Responded on December 28, 2021

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PlazaVisitor
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated within 2 minutes and the server was there immediately. The food came out promptly and was very warm. Excellent experience as I have always had here.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 28, 2021

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TerriW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was wonderful & service was outstanding! Amazing!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 28, 2021

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kcsanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the roundup.. Selection of a number of things on the menu.
GREAT food.

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Responded on December 28, 2021

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KayDH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and super fast service. Also, the carrot cake is a must!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza
Responded on December 28, 2021

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza is rated 4.7 stars by 943 OpenTable diners.

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