Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House

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"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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DallasP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a different appetizer (BBQ shrimp) this time. Absolutely delicious. 35 wedding anniversary dinner . Probably gonna do our 36th same place.well done folks

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the atmosphere, service, and great food every visit!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review, Sara!

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VisitingfromHouston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Coming from Houston we take just as much pride in our BBQ. Different than what you’re used to is not always a bad review

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MichaelG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could NOT have asked for a better experience! Even the leftovers were wonderful!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, Michael! We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Sat outside. Plenty of spacing and felt very comfortable.

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Responded on September 9, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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VinnyP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the pick 3 and choose pulled pork, brisket and spare ribs. It was,all delicious. Brisket was melt in your mouth tender. Fries we good as well. Not heavy tasting. Dessert....to did for carrot cake!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the review, Vinny! We hope to see you back soon!

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smtim
South Dakota
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ and service!

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Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you!

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TERESA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that the restaurant was too dark. It was hard to read the menus. The food was great, services was great. We were seated at our reservation time, no waiting.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, Teresa! We appreciate it! We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Made reservations and was told they were running ten minutes behind. After watching them seat several people without reservations I spoke up and said something. We didn't get seated until 8 and our reservations were for 7:30. The hostess was rude and had no clue what she was doing. We won't be back

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WandaH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server unfortunately was having an off evening. She brought my beer right before the meal, even though my husband and dad got there’s 15 minutes earlier. The server spilled the tray of food, therefore we had to wait for a new one. They forgot to bring out the burnt ends and cocktail my mom had ordered. The waitress was no where to be found for 15 minutes and luckily when we asked another waitress they gladly got us the cocktail and burnt ends. It just was not the experience I was going for when my parents came from out of town to visit!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Wanda! Thanks for the feedback! We sent you a private message that contains our email address with further follow-up instructions. Hope to hear from you soon!

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DeanaF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a grear dine in BBQ this is the place! Food is delicious, hot and the service is amazing.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thanks, Deana!

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JurieK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service. All I need to say!!!!!!!!!!!

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Responded on September 9, 2020

Thanks, Jurie! We hope to see you back very soon!

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Todm
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, I loved the hickory beans and smoked sausage!

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Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the review, Tod!

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vipjayman
Kansas City
121 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ and service. My favorite place for BBQ in KC

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Responded on September 9, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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KristinB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was particularly excellent today. Very fresh and well cooked. The cook was very generous in the amount of meat served and it was all perfectly cooked-not dry at all, which can happen sometimes with BBQ. Our favorite BBQ in Kansas City.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for the review, Kristin! We hope to see you back soon!

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JAC2
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took an out of town guest to experience KC barbeque.

Great experience, atmosphere, staff was thoughtful and attentive. Cocktails were spot on and food was fantastic.

The spacing of tables was perfect. You could see that safety and care of the guests was top of mind.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 11, 2020

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

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LauraD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was lacking. Forgotten items (cole slaw). Never came back to check on table. Baby back ribs were luke warm and not very meaty. Beef ribs very dry. Skimpy on the fries which also were not very hot. The burnt ends were good but it stopped there. Would not go back.

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Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Laura! Thanks for the feedback! We sent you a private message that contains our email address with further follow-up instructions. Hope to hear from you soon!

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vipluvtotravel
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio. It was a nice setting and the food & service was great!

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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CoCa
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bbq I've ever had. I tried the pulled pork, beef brisket, beef ribs and lamb ribs. All of them are really good. The sides dishes are really good too.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on September 1, 2020

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

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MarcusF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to pick a day that it was quiet. Normally it is really busy and somewhat loud in the large open freight house. It is beautiful, but with mostly hard acoustic surfaces.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 31, 2020

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

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork burnt tips are really tender, the brisket and beans are delicious. Sitting on the patio felt safe in the time of COVID.

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for the review, Teresa!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server made our experience the best

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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Oscar40
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the service was OK, quiet place.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 25, 2020

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

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GeorgeD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burnt-ends & thick frys! Attentive waitress. Quiet lunch time - perfect for conversation.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 21, 2020

Thank you for the review, George! We hope to see you back soon!

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HENRYC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Highly recommended.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you, Henry!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Jack Stacks. We will be back.

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Responded on August 19, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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BeeQueen
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor sitting and good food and service as always.

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Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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CraigB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exceptional! If you are close make it a priority!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for the review, Craig!

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vipJetlaggin747
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall fantastic! The prime beef rib I had was a little too fatty for me. However, it did say it was well marbled. I also had the whiskey flight and carrot cake. Highly recommend and will return to try other items on the menu!

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Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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vipeatKC
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had birthday dinner there. Great food and service. Always eat BBQ at Jackstack.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thanks for the review and happy belated birthday! We hope to see you back soon!

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AlyssaP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such good food! 10/10 recommend if you are looking for barbecue!

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Responded on August 14, 2020

Thanks for the review, Alyssa!

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TarrinD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, location, service, and food!!!!!

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Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you, Tarrin!

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JoseG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best BBQ in Kc. Just due to the atmosphere. The food never disappoints. I love this place.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you, Jose!

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RodC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bar B Q I've ever had. I had the brisket (asked for it lean, and it was) and baby back ribs (fall off the bone). My wife had burnt ends and loved them

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you for the review, Rod! We hope to see you back soon!

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MaxR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And the complimentary brownie for my wife’s birthday, she loved it!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thanks for the review, Max!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passing thorough Kansas’s city !
Amazing lunch .

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you!

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always excellent! We arrived early so we could avoid the crowd and sit far away from other diners.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank for the review, Katie! We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Jack Stack. Only comment is we chose to be outside due to Social Distancing and Jack Stack has a nice patio. The flies were bad, got very annoying during our dining. Other than that all very good. I also noted we were there for a special occasion. Restaurant did not acknowledge.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We are always honored to be chosen to help celebrate any occasion - We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack and hope to see you back soon!

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JeffreyI
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. AMAZING burnt ends and beef ribs. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and overall value

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for the review, Jeffrey!

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JoyceD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ribs and food was fantastic, we enjoyed half slab, brisket plate and burnt end dinner. The sides were delicious and our server, did a great job by keeping drinks filled and asking if we needed any thing else. Our out of town guest enjoyed the dinner thoroughly!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for the review, Joyce! We hope to see you back soon!

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

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