Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit

4.8
768 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 768 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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JenniferM
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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vipelisabethd
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JeffreyR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CourtneyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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KellyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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Terry
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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

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ToddH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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ConnieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our service and food were great. The server could not have been more cheerful and checked in us often. I felt the cocktails were a bit too high even though I ordered one.
Our seating was comfortable but the noise level was too high for my preference. The food was great. I asked for as lean as possible burnt ends and our sever went out of her way to ensure that the pieces in my order were indeed lean.

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Momof2
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The staff did an amazing job of keeping our drinks filled and providing everything we requested (extra ranch dressing, sauce, etc.).

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Responded 6 days ago

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience every time we visit! Reservations always met on time and service that appreciates your business.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Mark!

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ColleenA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation online and was seated just a couple of minutes past our reservation time. Wait staff was courteous and prompt with refills and clearing dishes.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Colleen!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got stuck by the front door hostess station in the bar area. Terribly chaotic and noisy. Not where we had requested to be seated in our reservation to celebrate an old friend's retirement. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have made reservations elsewhere. Our waitress was very inattentive. She wrote our order wrong (not surprising because the noise level was abominable in the bar area) so the wrong ribs were delivered to our table and came out without the baked beans that should have been included with our meal. She never came back by to check if our order was correct until we were half-way thru our meal. We gave up waiting to return the wrong order and just tried eating it because our friends were already trying to eat their delivered meals while they were warm. The ribs we received were terrible...boney, fatty, without much edible meat. It was very disappointing. We had to yell at each other across the table to communicate with our friends. The ambience was awful. I filed a complaint with the Jack Stack in Lee's Summit website. This was one of the most overpriced, uncomfortable, terrible meals we have eaten in a long time. We will NOT return to the Lee's Summit Jack Stack and would NEVER recommend it to anyone.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 26, 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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Porter
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is long but necessary. There was one disturbing incident. There was a family of about 15 black kids with chaperones there to celebrate a birthday. I know how to read lips and 2 of the waitresses were standing off to the side saying there was going to be trouble. It was not discreet because they were looking right at them. When they saw me watching them they moved toward the hostess desk to continue their conversation. It looked like no one was going to wait on them then my waitress and another waiter picked up on it and got over there and waited on them, giving them the best of service. I don't know the waiters name but our waitress name was Hosanna (kind of hard to forget).
Just for the record I am white.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great first of many to come visits. Great servers especially Skye, she an absolute asset to your team. Refills were immediate as well as the wait for food from the kitchen.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Anthony!

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DeniseD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crowded, glad reservation. Great Barbara for 1st timers to KC area

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Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Denise!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a good birthday dinner for my stepson.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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CarlO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This location keeps the Jack Stack tradition of good barbecue alive. Our server, Heather, was on the ball... attentive, but not pushy. All in all, an excellent experience.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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JustinB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service but you can tell they were understaffed for a Saturday. We had to wait over 20 minutes just to get our drinks (water). Server made up for it with great suggestions.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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Brett
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink, and service start to finish!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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KathyP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was excellent. Very good value for our money. Reservations worked out good.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jack's Stack is no where near as good as it used to be. For many years this was my favorite place to eat. There are many other bbq joints around KC that will provide better food and value. I would still consider this to be in the upper tier of bbq, but no where near the best anymore.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks 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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Drade
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were extremely busy. We were early and had to wait but we were seated at our reservation time. We split an entree and it was very delicious. We were in and out in no time but did not feel rushed . Very efficient operation.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Maybe only suggestion is that it is little bit too cold in there. Otherwise fantastic!

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

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vipHattie
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Savanah was our server and she was great. The salmon was delicious but the burnt ends were very fatty.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Hattie! Thank you for the review. It sounds like we missed the mark during your most recent visit, specific to the burnt ends. 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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NancyB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Only change in consistency was the rack of onion rings has gotten significantly smaller.

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

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

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vipwoofwoofmo
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Jackstack. We've never been disappointed and this time was no different. The food was delicious and our server, Brooklyn was a lot of fun and took great care of us. Hope we get here our next visit.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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Nonameneeded
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Has become very overpriced for a BBQ place that is not that remarkably better than any other BBQ place. For $100, we could have gotten a much bigger bang for our buck at another place.
We did get in at our reserved time and the serve and wait staff were great.

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

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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LauraA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. I mean did we have 1 waiter or 3? At one point hubby was served two sweet teas from two different people. Lol. Ya we’ll come back just for the top notch service. Food is good too and came fast. No complaints.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

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DennisH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lives up to my expectations! Our friends from California agreed with us

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 12, 2021

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LeslieL
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The meat was a little well done, and cole slaw not as tasty as usual. But a good value for your money.

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

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

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SamH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive. Food was delicious. Will go back again.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

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vipMarlaT
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jason was a new server but did a great job. Food was wonderful as always!

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

Thanks for the review, Marla!

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Delicious food and excellent service!❤️

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Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks for the review, Carolyn!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good flavors and great place, just note portion are on the small/normal range you might consider and appetizers or two

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 6, 2021

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TERRYD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch Bar B Que and the service was wonderful. Used open table for reservation and it went smoothly with no problem at all. Made a few substitutions, food came exactly as ordered. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Responded on July 6, 2021

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StevenO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used the app and literally got right in. The food was awesome as well as the service. Also a good value in price for the caliber of food and dining experience that they off

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks for the review, Steven!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was amazing food and the service too

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on July 6, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll say the the service was above and beyond.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on June 29, 2021

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JamesM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

Service was fast as well.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit
Responded on June 29, 2021

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Jack Stack Barbecue - Lee's Summit is rated 4.8 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

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