Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit

4.7
801 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.

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 801 people are saying
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AmandaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made great suggestions and listened and prepared food and drinks wonderfully! Sara made an ice tea just the way I like it. They made our lunch date for our anniversary extra special!! Thanks guys and the carrots cake was delicious!! We are looking forward to being able to visit again as we are 3 hrs away 1 way

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Responded a day ago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small portions

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Karen
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious. We get take out frequently but nice to eat in for a change.

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Responded 4 days ago

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SusanM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

I usually LOVE it there but we were greeted by a very abrupt hostess that was quite rude (like she was mad we showed up). The burnt ends were very greasy, not their typical deliciousness.

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

Hi Susan! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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Jennylivie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Jack Stack is our go-to place for a great dinner. We have always had a too-notch experience from pre-dinner drinks to dessert. Service is always amazing. Until last night. We visit Jack Stack for the food but also because staff is masked and courteous during the pandemic. Last night our server kept pulling down her mask every time she came to the table. This made us so uncomfortable. It started our experience off on a bad note. We did ask (nicely) her to refrain from removing her mask but it was ill fitting and was always below her nose. When the bar staff brought our bottle of wine we agreed to have her open it for us but she walked away. So we poured it ourselves. Awhile later our server comes and stands there making huffing noises early annoyed that we poured it ourselves. It was a very very odd experience and not one we have ever had at Jack Stack. This server was hands down not a good fit for us or the standard that has been set forth by our many many prior experiences.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Jenny! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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DonC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon with blackberry BBQ sauce was very goof

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on September 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on September 9, 2021

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

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CJjW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday our waiter was terrific how all the staff was great

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Responded on August 30, 2021

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RandalM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Atmosphere was great from the beginning to the end

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 30, 2021

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JulieS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Fabulous choice for KC BBQ.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 30, 2021

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

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vipBrendaC
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great safe experience
Ate on patio
Delicious onion rings

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Responded on August 31, 2021

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JohnB
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thanks for the review, John!

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EdwS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We have always enjoyed going to Jack Stack for years, but this was the worse experience we have had. The waitress Jennifer was not efficient and we could see she was making mistakes at other tables as well as ours. We gave her our drink order and she came back within a few minutes & verified the order. We order a short stack of onion rings which did not come until they delivered the meal even though we specifically asked for them ahead of the meal. Also the coleslaw was delivered after we received the main meal and overall the food was delivered much slower than usual. The coleslaw tasted odd and we couldn't finish it. When we checked out the waitress wasn't sure she gave me the correct receipt. We will be back but disappointed with the experience.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful BBQ meal!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! The portions are perfect and I like how they let you do half and half on your side items.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 30, 2021

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

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best barbecue place that I’ve eaten in for many years I live three hours away but every time I come up to Kansas City early summer independence I always go to the least summer location I’ve never ever had anything bad there it’s always been excellent the service is excellent the greeter is excellent and great portions for the value

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Responded on August 24, 2021

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DaViD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since portions are SO GENEROUS we always split an entrée and add an extra side or two. Don't forget the frozen margaritas - YUM!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 23, 2021

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LindaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests in from out of town and they love jack stack! We are never disappointed and our friends always order the burnt ends! Our waiter was very friendly and my dirty martini was extra dirty and delicious!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 23, 2021

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Sara
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. The server went above and beyond - I had several to go orders and she was patient and helpful as I worked through them all. She even made sure that they packed the orders for travel since I was going several hours away. A great place with great good and great service!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 23, 2021

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Joyce
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , quiet booth, attentive staff, what more could you ask for?

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 23, 2021

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joen
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good not great as per usual blah blah blah blah blah blah

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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AutumnM
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this location because of how good the service and food is. Never disappoints

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 16, 2021

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was outstanding! It made up for the food being subpar. I ordered turkey and it was hard as if it had been over cooked, microwaved, or left out too long. Everything else was just okay. $77 for 3 people to have a lousy sandwich and fries is way overpriced. We will never be back. Again, the staff was amazing.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 16, 2021

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DougH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No croutons on salad asked for them still didn’t get them. The last 3 weeks I have came here and they have either messed my order up or forget something and never get. Must say not going back for a while or will go to a different one

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 10, 2021

Hi Doug! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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popcorn
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With our reservation we were welcomed and seated quickly. Our server was prompt and attentive. Servings were great and our glasses were never empty. Great place to eat.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 9, 2021

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We got in 3 minutes after our reservation and that was great!! But the waitress was so slow . We were there for almost 2 hours after we got sat.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 10, 2021

Hi Sarah! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I was disappointed with the quality of the meat. The crown beef rib with the Jack's Best was like eating roast. Not what I had expected based on previous experiences.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 10, 2021

Hi Thomas! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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DanaM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had reservations, had 10 min wait. Very busy, but greeted and drink order taken quickly. Had burnt ends, which were perfect, baked potato was DRY. Asked for additional butter, etc. and didn't get them till we were finished eating.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 10, 2021

Hi Dana! 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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LIsaL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brother in law and wife was with us and we had great food fast service. Can’t say enough about how we liked it.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 9, 2021

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GinnyM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff worked with us to get a group of 10 set up fairly quickly for our staff lunch.
Our server did a wonderful job. Drinks were refilled quickly.
Food came out fast and hot.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 9, 2021

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vipBill
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on August 6, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a little slow coming out, but the restaurant was busy and we weren’t in a hurry.

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

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RobB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciated the teamwork here. The entire wait staff was working together to take care of tables. Its a little thing but a manager heard the ketchup bottle make a noise from 2 tables away and brought over another one without us asking.
Great to see a team working together and having fun.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

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JenniferM
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love Jack Stack. Got us right in, service was ok. Salmon was undercooked and rather than cooking it a little longer he put in a whole new order so by the time I had gotten it, my husband was finished with his meal. And he charged for both. He fixed it, food was great but service could have been better. Never got us water and never offered to refill our drinks.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 2, 2021

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vipelisabethd
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food..short ribs were the best! Favorite sides: beans and potato salad. Loved the cornbread, too.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 2, 2021

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JeffreyR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Atmosphere is always good and servers had a smile.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

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CourtneyG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brooklyn our waitress was so sweet and made sure to check on us throughout our time there even though she was busy with two other large gatherings.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Service was great and Jack Stack really makes customers feel special every single time you dine there. Went with the Lamb ribs, not something you find on a lot of menus, and they were perfect.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

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Terry
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

On line reservation done for 6:15, arrived 6:20. Checked in, waited 20 min in car for text, had to go in again, said then table ready. One drink not delkvered to table from bar, had to wait for that one after others were served. Rest of service ok, but felt rushed. The wings were not good. Too much powdery rub, flavor of rub not good. Way over seasoned

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hi Terry! Thank you 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 816.621.7427 during open hours and ask for Bennett, 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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ToddH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tasting and most tender meat around. The staff members are awesome. I had pulled pork and brisket sandwich and have had it plenty of times and it was just as good as it was the first time I had it. If you love smoked meat and lots of it just visit your nearest Jack Stack. And they have more than just meat. Love love love the food.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit is rated 4.7 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

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