Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbeque

★★★★☆
  • 101 W 22ND St

    Kansas City, MO 64108

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  • 816-472-7427

About Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbeque

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10:30pm

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Both times, I've left the Freighthouse location disappointed about the size of my portion for the price. Last week at lunchtime the brisket was fatty and flavorless, however the pulled pork was delicious. And I always like the original

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★★★★★

Both times, I've left the Freighthouse location disappointed about the size of my portion for the price. Last week at lunchtime the brisket was fatty and flavorless, however the pulled pork was delicious. And I always like the original

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I love this place

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★★★★★

I love this place

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I have grown up appreciating the Fiorella bbq restaurants, so I was extremely disappointed when my family and I went to this one in the freight district for dinner one evening. We had been there for lunch prior to this experience.

I ordered the flattened chicken. It was served to me while still bleeding. I kid you not. It had bloody juices running out of it. I sent it back once, but it was brought back to me about 15 minutes later in just about the same shape. Pretty disgusting, not to mention dangerous. When I finally was able to get the attention of our waitress, she took my plate away and that was it! I never was offered a substitute or reduction in our check. I was just plain tough outta luck. No dinner for me!
Then, we had a gift card which we were using to pay for the meal. Our tab was about $8 less than the card's value. Guess what? They don't give change! We (or rather, our son who paid for the card) were just plain out of the $8, while I guess Jack Stack pocketed the difference. Just doesn't seem right, on top of one of us not being able to eat a meal there, unless I wanted to sink my teeth into raw chicken.
Have not been back since and I don't know if we ever will go back. Just a bad experience, after all these years of hearing about and actually liking Jack Stack sandwiches, etc. I guess if you stick to the brisket, etc. you will be okay. But please, stay away from the raw flattened chicken!

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★★☆☆☆

I have grown up appreciating the Fiorella bbq restaurants, so I was extremely disappointed when my family and I went to this one in the freight district for dinner one evening. We had been there for lunch prior to this experience.

I ordered the flattened chicken. It was served to me while still bleeding. I kid you not. It had bloody juices running out of it. I sent it back once, but it was brought back to me about 15 minutes later in just about the same shape. Pretty disgusting, not to mention dangerous. When I finally was able to get the attention of our waitress, she took my plate away and that was it! I never was offered a substitute or reduction in our check. I was just plain tough outta luck. No dinner for me!
Then, we had a gift card which we were using to pay for the meal. Our tab was about $8 less than the card's value. Guess what? They don't give change! We (or rather, our son who paid for the card) were just plain out of the $8, while I guess Jack Stack pocketed the difference. Just doesn't seem right, on top of one of us not being able to eat a meal there, unless I wanted to sink my teeth into raw chicken.
Have not been back since and I don't know if we ever will go back. Just a bad experience, after all these years of hearing about and actually liking Jack Stack sandwiches, etc. I guess if you stick to the brisket, etc. you will be okay. But please, stay away from the raw flattened chicken!

Pros: Freight house area, good beans and cole slaw

Cons: too busy to pay attention, RAW CHICKEN!!

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This is the one.

The absolute best on the planet.

I love BBQ. It's actually a significant reason why I've never moved out of KC. I eat here every chance I get.

Try it for yourself.

I don't know how they do it. It's just meat, right? Put a little sauce on it and put it on the fire. How hard can it be? Nope. These people have elevated the art. It's famous for a reason.

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★★★★★

This is the one.

The absolute best on the planet.

I love BBQ. It's actually a significant reason why I've never moved out of KC. I eat here every chance I get.

Try it for yourself.

I don't know how they do it. It's just meat, right? Put a little sauce on it and put it on the fire. How hard can it be? Nope. These people have elevated the art. It's famous for a reason.

Pros: Tender, succulent, fatty, flavorful

Cons: Non-Trivial Risk of Death

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Jack Stack is a remarkable dining experience. The ribs are absolutely to die for. The staff makes you want to come back day after day.

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★★★★★

Jack Stack is a remarkable dining experience. The ribs are absolutely to die for. The staff makes you want to come back day after day.

Pros: Ambience, Staff, Food, Service

Cons: None

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After asking around for the best restaurant in the area, the consensus pointed me in the direction of Jack Stack BBQ. Although fancier than any other rib place I've been to before, they really delivered on taste and value. Being my first time, I decided to play it safe and going with the sampler (jack's best) with a side of beans and cheesey corn. Everything on the sampler (ribs and burnt ends) was excellent. The sauce, the smoke, etc... all melded together. Although skeptical of the cheesey corn, it proved to be a winner...especially in tandem with the beans. The ribs definitely made my Top 5 for barbecue...and I'll be sure to stop by the next time I'm in town.

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★★★★★

After asking around for the best restaurant in the area, the consensus pointed me in the direction of Jack Stack BBQ. Although fancier than any other rib place I've been to before, they really delivered on taste and value. Being my first time, I decided to play it safe and going with the sampler (jack's best) with a side of beans and cheesey corn. Everything on the sampler (ribs and burnt ends) was excellent. The sauce, the smoke, etc... all melded together. Although skeptical of the cheesey corn, it proved to be a winner...especially in tandem with the beans. The ribs definitely made my Top 5 for barbecue...and I'll be sure to stop by the next time I'm in town.

Pros: BBQ, Cheesey Corn, Beans, Service, Value, Ample Parking

Cons: Portions can be larger.

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You must try the mushrooms appetizer. They are the hugest fried mushrooms I've ever seen, served with an awesome creamy horseradish sauce.

They have great sandwiches and meat plates. Mmm mmm

I love the architecture of this building. Gorgeous!

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★★★★☆

You must try the mushrooms appetizer. They are the hugest fried mushrooms I've ever seen, served with an awesome creamy horseradish sauce.

They have great sandwiches and meat plates. Mmm mmm

I love the architecture of this building. Gorgeous!

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Yes this is a very nice place. It is not a joint thats for sure. The best Beans I have ever anywhere. Why not my favorite BBQ restaurant they have my favorite beans.

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★★★★☆

Yes this is a very nice place. It is not a joint thats for sure. The best Beans I have ever anywhere. Why not my favorite BBQ restaurant they have my favorite beans.

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Alright, I haven't been to Oklahoma's joe, which I heard is the best in KC. So, while it is often the hole in the wall restaurants that does the best, I found the best BBQ so far to be found at this slightly upscale chain. They own the Burnt ends and they have the best beans in KC. I loved their beef ribs (and many places in KC don't do Beef Ribs) and their brisket is very tender.

While I don't like to support the 800 lb gorilla, there is a reason why Jack Stack is the biggest in KC. It is great and consistent in their great quality.

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★★★★☆

Alright, I haven't been to Oklahoma's joe, which I heard is the best in KC. So, while it is often the hole in the wall restaurants that does the best, I found the best BBQ so far to be found at this slightly upscale chain. They own the Burnt ends and they have the best beans in KC. I loved their beef ribs (and many places in KC don't do Beef Ribs) and their brisket is very tender.

While I don't like to support the 800 lb gorilla, there is a reason why Jack Stack is the biggest in KC. It is great and consistent in their great quality.

Pros: Their BBQ is great!

Cons: Non BBQ is average.

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This is the first bbq i had when i moved here and i love it. The food is outstanding, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere is great. I definately go to Jack Stack whenever i get a chance and recommend it to others.

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★★★★★

This is the first bbq i had when i moved here and i love it. The food is outstanding, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere is great. I definately go to Jack Stack whenever i get a chance and recommend it to others.

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Martin City Location

This BQ Rest has several locations in KC.
Go to original Martin City Location. This is my number one BQ rest in US.
Friendly, effecient service.

Best BQ Beans, great slaw, and BURNT ENDS are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!

All BQ meats are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This place has no equal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wordsdo not do this place justice.

Sal Lick in Texas and Bessengers in Charleston S.C. are distant second to this place

The other KC locations are ok but the BQ pits at the original Martin City location have years of flavor that can not be duplicated at newer locations
WoWWWWWWWWWWWW what a meal!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Martin City Location

This BQ Rest has several locations in KC.
Go to original Martin City Location. This is my number one BQ rest in US.
Friendly, effecient service.

Best BQ Beans, great slaw, and BURNT ENDS are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!

All BQ meats are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This place has no equal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wordsdo not do this place justice.

Sal Lick in Texas and Bessengers in Charleston S.C. are distant second to this place

The other KC locations are ok but the BQ pits at the original Martin City location have years of flavor that can not be duplicated at newer locations
WoWWWWWWWWWWWW what a meal!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: BQ Meats, Burnt Ends, BQ Beans, slaw, staff

Cons: If you do not eat here you lare mssing one of the BEST IN US

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Oh my god... who knew meat could be so good. Baby Back ribs .. smoky, tangy, melt in your mouth perfection.
Crown Prime Beef Ribs.. heart stoppingly good. Check out the location in Martin City that started it all. True Americana

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★★★★★

Oh my god... who knew meat could be so good. Baby Back ribs .. smoky, tangy, melt in your mouth perfection.
Crown Prime Beef Ribs.. heart stoppingly good. Check out the location in Martin City that started it all. True Americana

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This is the best barbeque I have ever had. I have eaten the big names and many of the small ones. Fiorella's is a treat. The brisket and the baked beans are both the best I have ever had.

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★★★★★

This is the best barbeque I have ever had. I have eaten the big names and many of the small ones. Fiorella's is a treat. The brisket and the baked beans are both the best I have ever had.

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I had eaten at a few other BBQ places in KC and was told to try this one but wasn't too hot about it because it was in the Plaza and I thought it might be snooty or just have average food. So we got there hoping to meet our party who hadn't shown up yet. We asked for a table for 9 and was told 30-45min but she would try to get us in much sooner and we got those little vibrating thing to take with us. We definetly didn't wait more than 15min and our party showed up by that time. The front staff was so sweet and we were seatedright away. Nice big menus to our table, we had a really sweet waitress who was funny and even though it was a sat nite at 9pm she still had a great attitude.

The menus are huge, 2 of us got the beef ribs which were about $27 and one of us got their combo BBQ plate which was only $18, we got buffalo wings for appetitzers. The beef rib plate was gigantic!! I finished mine but nearly passed out, nobody finished their plates and everyone was amazed by their food. We all had booz too. I got a really delicious Merlot for $8 per glass, others got wine too and we got some beers.

It was really romantic, and some areas were really dim lit and some were lighter and there was plnety of space for intimate or large groups.

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★★★★★

I had eaten at a few other BBQ places in KC and was told to try this one but wasn't too hot about it because it was in the Plaza and I thought it might be snooty or just have average food. So we got there hoping to meet our party who hadn't shown up yet. We asked for a table for 9 and was told 30-45min but she would try to get us in much sooner and we got those little vibrating thing to take with us. We definetly didn't wait more than 15min and our party showed up by that time. The front staff was so sweet and we were seatedright away. Nice big menus to our table, we had a really sweet waitress who was funny and even though it was a sat nite at 9pm she still had a great attitude.

The menus are huge, 2 of us got the beef ribs which were about $27 and one of us got their combo BBQ plate which was only $18, we got buffalo wings for appetitzers. The beef rib plate was gigantic!! I finished mine but nearly passed out, nobody finished their plates and everyone was amazed by their food. We all had booz too. I got a really delicious Merlot for $8 per glass, others got wine too and we got some beers.

It was really romantic, and some areas were really dim lit and some were lighter and there was plnety of space for intimate or large groups.

Pros: Amazing food with a really good service and a romantic area.

Cons: Our waitress didn't know her wines

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On a business trip, I had went to another place the day before for BBQ. I was told this place is awesome too, but just wasn't in mood for another night of BBQ. Seeing that they had Prime Rib, I decided to walk to this place and try it. Was not a mistake. The prime rib is hickory smoked and then they finish it off how you like it. It had great flavor and didn't need any horseradish or au jus, although the latter acompanied it. Their loaded baked potato was very good and I ordered their creamed corn that they are noted for. Was very very good.

Next time I'm in town, I plan to try their BBQ. The place is nice on the inside of an old brick building that houses three different types of food, including Lydias.

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★★★★★

On a business trip, I had went to another place the day before for BBQ. I was told this place is awesome too, but just wasn't in mood for another night of BBQ. Seeing that they had Prime Rib, I decided to walk to this place and try it. Was not a mistake. The prime rib is hickory smoked and then they finish it off how you like it. It had great flavor and didn't need any horseradish or au jus, although the latter acompanied it. Their loaded baked potato was very good and I ordered their creamed corn that they are noted for. Was very very good.

Next time I'm in town, I plan to try their BBQ. The place is nice on the inside of an old brick building that houses three different types of food, including Lydias.

Pros: Nice ambience, great prime rib

Cons: A little pricy, but not out of line.

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I have been dining here for years, by far the best bbq ever! What is great is you don't have to like bbq, because they also serve Steaks, Seafood, and Salads that are incredible as well. Don't look past this place just because you don't like bbq, if you do like bbq, you are in the right place! Crown Prime Beef Ribs are out of this world!

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★★★★★

I have been dining here for years, by far the best bbq ever! What is great is you don't have to like bbq, because they also serve Steaks, Seafood, and Salads that are incredible as well. Don't look past this place just because you don't like bbq, if you do like bbq, you are in the right place! Crown Prime Beef Ribs are out of this world!

Pros: The food!

Cons: NONE!

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This place was actually very nice in all respects, except the ribs were tough as boot leather. Maybe I caught them on a bad night. The sauce is excellent, buy a jar, you won't regret it. The service was great, everything was great, except like I said, the ribs were tough.

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★★★☆☆

This place was actually very nice in all respects, except the ribs were tough as boot leather. Maybe I caught them on a bad night. The sauce is excellent, buy a jar, you won't regret it. The service was great, everything was great, except like I said, the ribs were tough.

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If you want a good date experience, a place that will have clean booths - this is it. My friend used to work there and was encouraged to write positive reviews to on line sources. So I wonder what the public is really reading.

Last week when I went to get carryout it was cold. Cold side dishes, cold meat. Cold BBQ doesn't look so good.

The good news is that they staff didn't rudely yell at me in welcome (like Gates BBQ in KC) - but the bad news is that they didn't great me at all.... I had to hoof it back to the kitchen to find someone to help me. They were having some kind of server meeting and the servers were rolling their eyes - so it made me kind of wonder.

I'm just wondering,"what is the big deal about this place?"

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want a good date experience, a place that will have clean booths - this is it. My friend used to work there and was encouraged to write positive reviews to on line sources. So I wonder what the public is really reading.

Last week when I went to get carryout it was cold. Cold side dishes, cold meat. Cold BBQ doesn't look so good.

The good news is that they staff didn't rudely yell at me in welcome (like Gates BBQ in KC) - but the bad news is that they didn't great me at all.... I had to hoof it back to the kitchen to find someone to help me. They were having some kind of server meeting and the servers were rolling their eyes - so it made me kind of wonder.

I'm just wondering,"what is the big deal about this place?"

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I have traveled all over the country in search of BBQ, and nobody does it better than Kansas City. Everytime I'm in K.C. I'm sure to eat at one of the Jack Stack locations. The environment is outstanding, as for BBQ it is an upscale BBQ place, with great food. The burnt ends are out of this world! You can order the BBQ online and get it anywhere in the states. Service is always top notch. Not only is the meat great, but the sides and the salads are as well. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to everybody.

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★★★★★

I have traveled all over the country in search of BBQ, and nobody does it better than Kansas City. Everytime I'm in K.C. I'm sure to eat at one of the Jack Stack locations. The environment is outstanding, as for BBQ it is an upscale BBQ place, with great food. The burnt ends are out of this world! You can order the BBQ online and get it anywhere in the states. Service is always top notch. Not only is the meat great, but the sides and the salads are as well. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to everybody.

Pros: Great BBQ

Cons: only four locations

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Jack Stack has some great things going for it. It is in a b-e-a-utiful building. This is the place to take that special someone, the business clients, or someone who loves good atmosphere. The BBQ is very good. I love the sides, especially the cheesy potatoes. The amount of food is decent. But it is not that cheap. If you want to eat BBQ in a very nice location and pretty good food, go here. If you want some more food for a little less, I would say pick Smokestack, LC's, or OK Joes.

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★★★★☆

Jack Stack has some great things going for it. It is in a b-e-a-utiful building. This is the place to take that special someone, the business clients, or someone who loves good atmosphere. The BBQ is very good. I love the sides, especially the cheesy potatoes. The amount of food is decent. But it is not that cheap. If you want to eat BBQ in a very nice location and pretty good food, go here. If you want some more food for a little less, I would say pick Smokestack, LC's, or OK Joes.

Pros: atmosphere, service, side dishes

Cons: expensive, amount of food

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There are many places to eat in the bbq of the world.And there is a best of the best.It is Fiorella's Jack Stack.The quality of the food is excellant,consistantly.The service is outstanding.consistantly.The steaks,and fresh fish are amazing on open fire,the beef,pork,lamb,chicken,all the way down to the sauce simply IS the standard for bbq world wide!

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★★★★★

There are many places to eat in the bbq of the world.And there is a best of the best.It is Fiorella's Jack Stack.The quality of the food is excellant,consistantly.The service is outstanding.consistantly.The steaks,and fresh fish are amazing on open fire,the beef,pork,lamb,chicken,all the way down to the sauce simply IS the standard for bbq world wide!

Pros: quality, service, consistancy

Cons: pricey

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Love the atmosphere...steaks are exceptional....barbecue superior....try the lamb ribs you won't be sorry....reasonable prices ...can handle a crowd which is good cause it's busy....enjoy.........

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★★★★★

Love the atmosphere...steaks are exceptional....barbecue superior....try the lamb ribs you won't be sorry....reasonable prices ...can handle a crowd which is good cause it's busy....enjoy.........

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

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I found it overpriced and not as good as many of our local bar-b-que joints.

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★★★☆☆

I found it overpriced and not as good as many of our local bar-b-que joints.

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Beef or Pork Burnt Ends, Pork Spare Ribs, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Hickory Pit Beans, Sausage, Fire-Roasted Salmon, Steaks, Extensive Drink Menu. I'm in heaven whenever I go for dinner with clients, friends, and family. There's absolutely no other barbecue restaurant for me, and I've sampled plenty over 30 years here in Kansas City. Jack Stack beats them all in food, service, and they even ship it to my family back in Alabama.

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★★★★★

Beef or Pork Burnt Ends, Pork Spare Ribs, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Hickory Pit Beans, Sausage, Fire-Roasted Salmon, Steaks, Extensive Drink Menu. I'm in heaven whenever I go for dinner with clients, friends, and family. There's absolutely no other barbecue restaurant for me, and I've sampled plenty over 30 years here in Kansas City. Jack Stack beats them all in food, service, and they even ship it to my family back in Alabama.

Pros: Food quality, Large Portions, Every kind of BBQ

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This is a first-class restaurant. Voted Best Barbeque in America by the Zagat's Review. The restaurant has a classy appeal and the wait staff is great everytime I go. I always get the Crowne Prime ribs b/c they are the best. I go there about once a month and have NEVER had a bad meal or service.

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★★★★★

This is a first-class restaurant. Voted Best Barbeque in America by the Zagat's Review. The restaurant has a classy appeal and the wait staff is great everytime I go. I always get the Crowne Prime ribs b/c they are the best. I go there about once a month and have NEVER had a bad meal or service.

Pros: THE FOOD!!, Good atmosphere, Service

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Fiorella's Jack Stack is some AWESOME barbeque. Living in the land of BBQ, one has the advantage of being able to pick and choose depending on what you want (beans, beef, pork, coleslaw) as every one seems to specialize. Fiorella's is unique in that they have no weak spots in their menu. Piquant beans, wonderful sauce, smoky meats...It's all there! The only downside is that it is NOT inexpensive for BBQ. One can easily find a less expensive BBQ joint, but maybe not a better one.

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★★★★☆

Fiorella's Jack Stack is some AWESOME barbeque. Living in the land of BBQ, one has the advantage of being able to pick and choose depending on what you want (beans, beef, pork, coleslaw) as every one seems to specialize. Fiorella's is unique in that they have no weak spots in their menu. Piquant beans, wonderful sauce, smoky meats...It's all there! The only downside is that it is NOT inexpensive for BBQ. One can easily find a less expensive BBQ joint, but maybe not a better one.

Pros: Delicious!, Good parking, Variety

Cons: price

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I come from TX originally and consider this my #2 BBQ place on the planet. I now live in WA and have spices and sauces delivered from Jacks Stack because I want that flavor from 2000 miles away. I love them and eat there every day that I travel to KC. OK! Sometimes its twice a day when Im in town.

Keep up the good cooken

Blind Man
TX, KS, WA

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★★★★★

I come from TX originally and consider this my #2 BBQ place on the planet. I now live in WA and have spices and sauces delivered from Jacks Stack because I want that flavor from 2000 miles away. I love them and eat there every day that I travel to KC. OK! Sometimes its twice a day when Im in town.

Keep up the good cooken

Blind Man
TX, KS, WA

Pros: Food, Service, Willing to please...

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The Jack Fiorella barbecue clan's third restaurant in the metro area is by far the most handsome of the locations, with exposed bricks and beams, a stone floor and an inviting bar for relaxing. And the barbecue just can't be beat. Whether…

 

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