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Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House, Kansas City, MO

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House

4.8
4.8
1875 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 88 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 472-7427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Sales Office: (816) 941-4309

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Cross street

    Wyandotte and 22nd Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,875 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Good for Groups

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Most Booked

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Value

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for Groups

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for Lunch

  • Kansas City, MO

    Outdoor Dining

  • Kansas City, MO

    Most Booked

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  1. CG

    CarrieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came to town for a concert and wanted to experience true barbecue. We were not disappointed! We had the Jack’s Best dinner and the crown prime beef rib is what barbecue dreams are made of. If we were staying another night we would go back a second time.
  2. S

    Sawnya

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make a trip to Jack Stack every time we visit Kansas City. We love the Burnt ends. The service is exceptional and the food is always amazing. The Freight House atmosphere is beautiful as well.
  3. J

    Jayel

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best BBQ in KC!
  4. LB

    LeeB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Freight house location is our long-standing go to place in town for BBQ. Last night missed the usual mark of high standards. Prime rib special was only fair as largely marbled throughout with fat. Was told came with two sides but was charged for second side. Slow service particularly when it came to the end and time for the check. The place was very busy with several large parties but we felt overlooked. Will head down to the plaza next time, or some place else altogether .
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food very good. Service was over whelmed w large tables and parties. Great good. Friendly staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I enjoyed trying Kansas City Barbecue.
  7. CF

    CrystalF

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jack Stack in the Freight House is our go-to for a wonderful evening of always well-done barbecue. Do so love the mushroom appetizers too!
  8. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip to KC. Jack Stack was a highlight of our trip! Thank you!
  9. J

    Jayme

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Staff was very friendly. Our waitress did a great job.
  10. A

    Alyson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service were great. The music was too loud.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  12. R

    Robert

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great bbq, noisy active setting with many tables.
  13. ES

    EastonS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie was our waiter, he had a great personality!! Food was AMAZING, easily the best barbecue I've ever had, possibly the best food I've ever had!!
  14. GC

    GinaC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great having my Fiancé's birthday dinner at Jack Stack Freight House. They put us in the back private room where we were able to close doors for a more private dinner. The server was great, food was amazing and cocktail drinks were delicious. We all will definitely be back!
  15. KP

    KirbyP

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Quick and easy reservation, accommodating 11 adults and 1 child. Server, Emily, was kind, quick and on point. I wish she was able to tell us that we over ordered food by like 2-3 entrees but maybe that's not her place to tactfully tell us our eyes are bigger than our tummies. Best BBQ I've ever had, great value. Baked beans and broccoli was delicious. Nothing too special about the Mac & cheese, potato salad, fries, scalloped potatoes in my opinion. Smoked salmon dip app was wonderful and light. Fantastic quality! All our protein was tasty and perfect consistency. AMAZING lamb ribs, burnt ends, crown royal beef ribs, pork ribs. didn't taste the brisket or pulled pork. smoked sausage was soft and so so. didn't taste the sauces personally but everyone at our table loved the KC sauce and the sweeter sauce. our table said the flavored teas and bloody Mary's were good.
  16. BB

    BernieB

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Jenn, marvelous meal! All 6 of us enjoyed everything!
  17. GN

    GregoryN

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dinner here when in town and have time. Some of the stand out items include 5 different rib types, cheesy corn, strawberry salad, salmon dip, bbq shrimp and Turkey.
  18. C

    Cory

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Straight up fantastic!!
  19. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brisket, pulled pork, and pork burnt ends were very good.
  20. KM

    KerstinM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff - great food. Had one of the shareable platters with amazing sides - the potato cream and cheese thing was soo good. So were the ribs. All fabulous.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For being a tourist visiting town this was some good bbq
  22. SA

    StephanieA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is delish, as always - my kids even liked it, which is saying a lot. My 9 year old’s eyes were burning from swimming at the hotel all afternoon. Our waiter brought him eyewash from a first aid kit in the restaurant so I could flush his eyes for him. We didn’t even ask. He also knew we meant just one dessert, but 4 forks even when the kids were making other requests. Absolutely great experience. So thankful for our waiter.
  23. CR

    ChrisR

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    JS never disappoints, I always get the pick 2 with brisket and pork ribs, probably should have gotten the baby backs, their beans are the gold standard to which I compare all others who fall short. One thing they should add to the menu or meals is a side of cornbread option. Our server Tyler was great.
  24. AB

    AndyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Coffee, was the best! Ask for him next time you go!
  25. T

    Todd

    Kansas City

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent! I’ll be back.
  26. TB

    TylerB

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo good. The crown prime beef rib is some of the best bbq I’ve ever had. I was blown away.
  27. m

    marcv

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  28. H

    Hondo

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome love it Thanks you to the staff and all they do
  29. WW

    WarrenW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great room, great service. Jack's delivers every time.
  30. SS

    SteveS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you are in KC and you want BBQ this is definitely the place to go. The service was fantastic and the food is out of this world. Jack Stack’s BBQ never disappoints. The freight house building makes for an awesome atmosphere. Make sure to make your reservation early to be sure to get in.
  31. PM

    PaulM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this place for great BBQ, friendly service, and great ambiance.
  32. MC

    MeggieC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic. Food was amazing! If you leave hungry - there’s something wrong with you!
  33. JJ

    JodiJ

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Kansas City BBQ - we sat outside on the patio with a group of four. Our server, Pam, was delightful. We will be back - this building is so cool!
  34. M

    Mike

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dined by Union Station Sunday. We've been there several times and as usual everything we ordered was delicious and the service was excellent. Eye catching interior always something to see. Only very minor complaint was the noise level, but that won't stop us from returning,
  35. MK

    MelissaK

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Arrived for our reservation and went straight to our table despite a very large crowd waiting. Service was fast and excellent! We shared the pit master and also ordered the jalapeño cornbread and potato salad. The sides were excellent! We really enjoyed the meats- except the burnt ends- they were literally chunks of fat. We didn’t eat any of them which was disappointing. I ordered the cucumber jalapeño margarita and it was rather weak. We’d definitely go back!
  36. A

    Annette

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal - ALWAYS!!! Every time we visit KC, we stop by.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was pretty busy because a lot of people were in town for a concert. We made reservations a week ahead of time so we didn’t have a long wait once we checked in. Service was a little slow but expected that with how busy they were. Food was amazing! Had the cornbread for appetizer & shared the pitmaster family platter with my husband and got carrot cake to go for later. All of it was soooo good!
  38. M

    Mich

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing BBQ, came from St. Louis for the weekend and so glad we chose to eat here. It was a two hour wait on a Friday night so I made a reservation for the next afternoon, and so glad I did. The entire experience was most pleasurable! One more positive on the KC list for me. Will definitely be making reservations again when we return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town visiting our son, daughter-in-law, and first grandson! His name just happens to be Jack! Seemed like the place to go. Food, service, and atmosphere were great. A freight train going by when we left topped it off! We will be back next time!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's more than a meal... It's a total dining experience. Make sure you book a reservation a day or two early, especially on the weekend. The food is THAT good!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House using the Order Online button. Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-7427.

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House is rated 4.8 stars by 1875 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 88 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House

101 W. 22 St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wyandotte and 22nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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