Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit

4.8
577 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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vipJessyB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish there was better social distancing between the tables and high traffic areas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents moving away.🥲

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Danielle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as usual. Great service, short wait time.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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EllenM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jack Stack and loved trying the sampler. We both had never tried the ribs and it was fun to sample lots of new things. Our server was fantastic and even got to see another server who helped us last week.

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RichardT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in competition BBQ and run contests across the world. We were very impressed with the ribs!! We had the rest for lunch today. Restaurant week helped us to decide we will be back!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity by participating.

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JimR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Someone paid our entire tab, don't know who. It was very nice.

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Joshuac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jack Stack has been a Kansas City institution for years. This location is consistent and wonderful. We are so pleased to\have Jack Stack open in Lee’s Summit!

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and the food was amazing. And our server Cheyenne was so great!!! She was very helpful, attentive, and very sweet. I have never done this at any restaurant, but if I were to come back I would definitely ask for Cheyenne! I will rephrase that, I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great waiter! I’ve had better ribs there before.

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VictoriaT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our server, Anthony was very helpful and friendly, excellent value, we are returning customers

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was great as well. Nice variety for restaurant week! We will be back soon

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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DarleneM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carrot cake heated was delicious. Beef burnt ends are the best.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 3 days ago

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

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TraciR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went her for restaurant week for lunch. They gave you a ton of food. I even took some home. Everything we had was exceptional.

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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MaggieD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had to wait a bit, even with our reservation. And then service was slow. Server was personable, but he kept disappearing on us.

The food was great, and the portions were huge!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Maggie! 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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ChandaV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service and our waitress was amazing and quick.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks, Chanda!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was great. Food could have been a little hotter. Overall good experience.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Very accommodating in regards to allowing you to split side dishes. Much appreciated.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Nancy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a great meal. Everything was delicious.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the review!

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SSrevlis
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as expected always good.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both excellent! Our family enjoyed the experience.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review, Michelle!

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susie
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and food. Always amazing there.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the review, Susie!

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KarenA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great deal during restaurant week.
I love the burnt ends.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the review, Karen!

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KyleM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience with wonderful service.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Kyle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food arrived quickly

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was her first time eating here and she loved it. We both enjoyed ourselves and the environment. We appreciate the hospitality. You guys took care of us graciously. Thank you.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 8, 2021

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

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vipstella
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service great other staff are attentive to each other’s tables. I’ve always had a wow experience. I was a little disappointed that the crown rib on Monday seemed like it was a leftover from weekend. I will always comeback just not on Monday’s.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 7, 2021

Hi Stella! 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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KevinC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food I would highly recommend.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks for the review, Kevin!

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DustinF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered the Kansas City Combo with smoked sausage and burnt ends. I got 4 whole burnt ends. I also got a half gallon of cheesy corn which is the only reason I left full.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi Dustin! 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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KimT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and service and would recommend!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, Kim!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did & service was wonderful!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. The food came out quickly and was of excellent quality and flavor.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

for a prime evening the food was below what I expect from them, compared to prior dinning at Jack zstack. the food was like warm and part was sent back to reheat.
service was very good. will try again when they are not so dusy.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi Gary! 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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TerryS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I indulge in barbecue several times a year and Jack Stack is always my first choice. The waitstaff is courteous and patient with my sometimes lengthy scan of the menu -- plus they keep the ice tea coming! I know there are plenty of other 'cue places -- some of them plenty good, but I think Jack Stack remains first among equals.

The menu has choices for every palate from a plate of lamb ribs cooked to perfection to my favorite: The Poor Russ. And the baked beans speak for themselves... I could just about make a meal of those!

My go-to location is the Martin City restaurant but all the Jack Stacks are equally good and a great place to gather with friends and enjoy some barbecue.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

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

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Foodieexcellance
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food quality & service were exceptional!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and charming, the food was really good, but the ribs and burnt ends were extremely high in fat. We all ordered an adult beverage with our dinner and they were excellent but really pricey. Overall, dinner was fabulous just really expensive for where we are and what we got.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you 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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Holiday4
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was excellent and the drinks were very refreshing. Only down fall was the mask that had to be worn, but guess that’s just the times we live in.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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DarrylS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in KC, which means in the world. And THE best beans in the world!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thanks for the review, Darryl!

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KennethC
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in restaurant since COVID They seated us in remote location and were very attentive and appreciated. Food was GREAT.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you for the review, Kenneth!

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StephanieA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Stack is always a class act from the moment I walk in to the momemt I leave. Everything is great!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on December 21, 2020

Thank you for the review, Stephanie!

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FAQs

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 621-7427.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit is rated 4.8 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.