Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit

4.8
524 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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vipmcg0543
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there a little early and called in when we arrived. We were seated right away, the server and food was excellent.

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Responded on November 24, 2020

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JimG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Jack's Stack gave my son a free dessert for his birthday!

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Responded on November 23, 2020

Thanks for the review, Jim!

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Drew
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The staff were friendly and polite. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. And the food was superb!! Very, very nice!

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Responded on November 24, 2020

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

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ErnestS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been years since I've been back, I've been out of town for a long time. I so enjoyed the food that I got I have been four times this month. Two birthdays and two times just because. I have the Crown Prime Beef Rib. It's one of the most amazing meals I have had the pleasure of enjoying thoroughly! I had it every time I went back. Might I suggest having it too. I would eat there every day but I would weigh a thousand pounds in a week LOL what a way to gain weight. So if you're trying to gain weight this is an awesome place to go, if you're trying to lose weight, eat sensibly you'll do just fine.

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Responded on November 19, 2020

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

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vipRobertC
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for the review, Robert!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I went there mainly for the prime rib. Wanted a 16 oz only had 10 oz. Add stated it was a smoked. Mine was cooked like a ribeye stake an the grill. I have eat a lot of prime rib, and what was served to me was not what I was expecting. Major disappointment. I love Jackstacks. This is the first time in 2 years I was not happy leaving your restaurant due to the food I was served. Will not go back for the prime rib again.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hi Michael! 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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vipPamF
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday, as usual the food and service was top notch. We are never disappointed here whether dining in or carrying out excellent food and service. Thank you for the consistency!!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thanks for the review, Pam! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack and hope to see you back soon!

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gaylek
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and everything was appropriate for covid restrictions. Shrimp was wonderful!

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Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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Angie
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ and thr jalapeno cornbread starter is amazing.

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Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, Angie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server James was very helpful and made great recommendations. The burnt ends and carrot cake are the best!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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Amanda
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Me and my BF came here for our date night, and Jack a stack never fails. The food is always on point, fresh, and the wait staff is always nice and super polite. Kelsey was our server/bartender and she didn’t disappoint, she was very attentive, respectful, and sweet. Will definitely be back!

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Responded on November 11, 2020

Thanks for the review, Amanda!

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KelseyE
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! They seamlessly switched staff, our drinks never got below half full and they even comped our appetizer when it didn’t come out before our food!

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Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for the review, Kelsey!

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BethA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a and meal here.
We eat here often.
Love the ambiance.

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Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review, Beth!

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue. Food and service was great! I was initially concerned about the covid protocols but we were seated in at absolutely perfect corner of the restaurant. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely want to return.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 10, 2020

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

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RobertW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Turkey meat was not as good as i thought it should be. Tasted processed with no flavor. No refill offered on our drinks of Ice tea. The brisket and baby back ribs was very good. The baked beans were awesome. The Garden salads were good.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hi Robert! 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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vitoc
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was excellent, Amy S. I believe. Thank you.

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Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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TubaTrey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time coming back since the pandemic and we are glad that we did. We made our reservation the day before and when we arrived our table was ready and we walked right in! The tables they seated were well spaced and all the wait staff was doing a great job wearing masks.

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Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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KoolKat
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the meal, the ambiance and our waitress was very attentive and sweet! We were celebrating my husbands 50th Birthday.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack celebrating your husbands birthday! We hope to see you back soon!

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MKW1
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot to tell hostess about my reservation. Got right in. Well served.

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Responded on November 6, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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MelissaB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent, we loved the ambience and the food was fantastic. We will definately be back.

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Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the review, Melissa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
99 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always consistent. I always have leftovers:-) Love the bone-in rib - delicious!

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Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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SteveH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noticed the food was not as hot as I would like but it was great!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Steve! We appreciate your feedback - It helps make our team better! We have passed your review along to our Lee's Summit restaurant team so they are aware. Thank you again for the feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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Oysterlovers
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Everything was delicious and service was great.

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Responded on October 27, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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Gigi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Jack Stack never disappoints with their flavor and portions! We love taking out of town guests to experience true KC BBQ here!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thanks for the review, Gigi!

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vipMoCat
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a new dish that was only offered for a short time, the Mac & cheese Topped with pulled pork. We had only one complaint....,why only 3 days? This needs to be put on the menu!

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Responded on October 23, 2020

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

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CarlaK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! My server was really good. I enjoyed celebrating my birthday there.

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Responded on October 20, 2020

Thanks for the review, Carla!

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EdwardS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat! This is one of our favorites. Food and service are always excellent!

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Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks for the review, Edward!

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DrueD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service are always fantastic. The staff is very helpful and always near for refills.

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Responded on October 14, 2020

Thanks for the review, Drue!

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LeslieL
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There are a variety of items to pick from! I do enjoy the pick two, when you make your reservations you get right in! Waiters may not check back as much as you would like, but they are very nice!! Price of foods are not outrageous, and they give you variety regarding the sides!!

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Responded on October 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, Leslie!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try a local restaurant. The food was amazing. Definitely a go to when your in the Kansas City area

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you!

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and so was the service. No complaints!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thanks for the review, Megan!

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother for lunch for her birthday. The food was great... the service was great... the experience was perfect.

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Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for the review, Debbie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our birthday celebration experience was excellent. Thank you for a memorable time with our family.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank for the review! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Jack Stack for your birthday! We hope to see you back soon!

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ChadM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you, Chad!

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vipjayman
Kansas City
133 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest BBQ in town. Always consistently food quality.

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Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and excellent service!!! Would highly recommend!

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Responded on September 29, 2020

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DiningDebbie
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. Be sure to try the carrot cake. It's served warm and it's FANTASTIC!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for the review! We are glad you had an enjoyable celebration at Jack Stack and hope to see you back soon!

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CherylR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Service outstanding. Must try the jalapeno cornbread and cheesy corn.

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Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for the review, Cheryl!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating at Jack Stack! Food and Service are always as expected or above!!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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vipwoofwoofmo
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackstack never fails to deliver. Have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal. Always a pleasure to dine there.

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Responded on September 16, 2020

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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 524 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.