Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House

4.7
1279 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.

To stand out in the competitive KC barbecue scene of the mid 1970's, Jack and Delores, began cooking with Gourmet Hickory Wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country. The menu included Certified Angus Beef steaks, tender chicken, award-winning lamb ribs, and mouth-watering sides like Hickory Pit Beans and Cheesy Corn Bake.

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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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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What 1279 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served by a great server

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JasonL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a meal. The burnt ends and ribs were amazing. The pork Mac and cheese was some of the best I have ever eaten.

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Sbrid
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Can you take away the prime rib and the bread pudding the entire reason I came then I ordered a medium steak and it came out medium well
Then it took 30 probably 45 minutes to get a new one and then you were sold out of the Kc strip
You did give me another steak and it was cooked to perfection but I can’t believe I had to go through that many tries and it smells like sewer gas sitting outside it was terrible

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vipPortlandSue
Portland
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the sampler and share it. Tried the local whiskey flight too. Everything was great and our server was so helpful.

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vipHollyM
Oklahoma City
139 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was S-L-O-W. We were seated promptly. Five minutes or so later we received water, and ordered drinks. It took 16 + minutes to get our drinks. We ordered onion rings, cornbread, burnt ends, and beef ribs. Food was good.

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viplisa
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return if we are back in K!!

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cakcav
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Jack Stack many times and have always enjoyed wonderful BBQ. During this visit, however, we chose to go with the Filet and Strip Steak, as we were celebrating a birthday. They were perfectly cooked and very tasty! The baked potatoes, salads, and cocktails we also had were up to their usual high standard.

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Responded 2 days ago

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BradK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beloved KC treasure, we were delighted to learn that Jack Stack is as good as ever! =)

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipDonaU
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and place.

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Responded 4 days ago

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BRich
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter wasn’t very attentive. Baby back ribs were fatty and not much meat.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hello! Thanks for the review. 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 to hear more about your experience! Please contact 816.472.7427 during open hours and ask for Nick, our General Manager. He would love to hear more about your experience and take care of you from there! Again, we appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you soon!

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MikeD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, Server misunderstood what we ordered and by the time she checked back it was to late to correct

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BritainG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always! I love taking people to the Freight House Jack Stack for their first time. Everyone always loves the beautiful building and food.

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Responded 4 days ago

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PaulM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the food and the service. We had a great dinner

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Responded 2 days ago

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AndyH
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A favorite whenever in KC. This location has long been our favorite - great ambience! Some of the best BBQ around and don't forget the Cheesy Corn, beans and potatoes! Very good Old Fashioned too!

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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VonB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was just a little overcooked. Everything else was good

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Responded on September 10, 2021

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

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JenniferW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend there for his birthday yesterday evening. The waiter could not have been nicer to us, and the food, as always, was fabulous. It was a lovely experience.

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Responded on September 9, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exceptional as always

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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Maria
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices were delicious. We were celebrating my 81st birthday.

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Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the review! We are honored to have had you celebrate with us! Happy Birthday!

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WesleyW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Absolutely delicious. I had the Arkansas Topper and was blown away by the tenderness and the flavor. Our server, Issac, was attentive and friendly. He did an excellent job.

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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MARKP
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was just as good? Barely had to wait at all upon check in.

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Responded on September 9, 2021

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Bailey
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice atmosphere, great food - ribs, beef brisket - italian sausage outstanding

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Responded on September 6, 2021

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MattC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I sat on the patio so the noise wasn't bad. Had I been inside it would have been a bit loud for my taste. Really good food. Try the pepper sauce!

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Responded on September 3, 2021

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The barbecue was excellent. We had a wonderful server. They have a brownie with fudge sauce and ice cream that was to die for. Would highly recommend having dinner there.

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Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for the review, Molly!

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MichaelK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was an outstanding server

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We had a great time.

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Genius62
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent. Waitress was very good. I took my girlfriend and they sat us at a table for 8 even though we had a reservation. Said it would be another 30 minutes before we could get a table for 2. Someone (not waitress) brought the wrong appetizer to the table and were gone before I could tell them it was not ours. Loved the building. Seems like they are struggling to get good help

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 30, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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ChipW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend. Too bad we don't live closer. Outstanding

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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vipKimS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

HAVE to get the cornbread appetizer - it was the best part of the meal. Everything else was OK. Ribs were fatty to me, know I am super picky with ribs.
Inside decor was cool.
Service was decent.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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LMHP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great...the food, the wine and the venue!!! I really love it!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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vipTomC
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always an excellent meal and the service was spot on. I had for the first time the burnt end stew and was not disappointed.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jack Stack and have for years and years. We are never disappointed, ever. Best barbecue in Kansas City!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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RonN
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The food is excellent, staff is friendly and helpful, and the location is easy to get to.
I’m somewhat biased but the kitchen crew is fabulous!!

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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AKAK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, slow service this time.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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RichardY
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good amd moist, but a little more smoke flavor would be better.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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EdwardK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've eaten here many times and usually order the same thing and did this time. My wife and I ordered pork burnt ends and asked to substitute baked beans and coleslaw for the french fries, which they did. We both thought the slaw tasted different, like they changed the recipe, or maybe "off" a little. We pointed this out to the waiter who delivered the food and he immediately took it back to the chef. Then a manager came to our table and asked if we would like to substitute something else for the slaw so we asked for some more beans. I think he said they may have changed the recipe. Anyway, everything else was fine, the wait staff took very good care of us, and we had a good meal and good time.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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Dennis
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Glad we had reservations. It was very busy for a Saturday night. Wit times were about an hour to hour and a half.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I normally love Jack Stack. They might have had an off night, the burnt ends were dry and tough. Ribs we fine, not as good as normal.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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TimP
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Stack is a great fixture for BBQ in KC. I love going there when I am in town. Definitely try the Crown Beef Rib. Its so yummy! Don't forget the burnt ends too.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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ptkc
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better bbq joints in kc..Had the crown prime rib...fall off the bone tender!!

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Responded on August 23, 2021

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-7427.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House is rated 4.7 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

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