Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stop# 11 The Stack

The Stack
8920 Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64114
A couple of weeks ago, our group decided to try out one of Kansas City's newest barbeque joints, The Stack, which has moved into Smokestack’s old location near 85th and Wornall. Unfortunately, The Stack didn’t fare as well as Smokestack on our rating scale, but it did have a pretty strong showing. It ranks 6th out of the 11 places we’ve been so far.  

We were all pretty impressed with the food at The Stack. I had the ribs, and they fell off the bone—just what I was looking for! Jeff and Grace really enjoyed the burnt ends. Jeff said, “Burnt ends did not disappoint, and watching Nick enjoy his ribs led me to the conclusion that they were exceptional!” (In my opinion, Jeff is correct.) The sauce also drew positive reviews. They offer three varieties of sauces, and Nick said, “All three sauces were very good. All distinct, and good.”  The sides drew lower scores in comparison to the other categories at The Stack; Grace commented that the cheesy corn was “not the best … but the beans were really flavorful!”
Overall, we had a pretty positive experience at The Stack, and a few of us have been back for more since we originally tried it out. Here are the details on The Stack’s review:
     Flavor             4.4
     Consistency   4.3
     Quality           4.2
     Flavor             4.3
     Consistency   4.0
     Distinctiveness 3.3
     Variety            3.4
     Flavor              3.9
     Service            4.3
     Atmosphere    3.0
     Value              3.9
Overall Experience  4.1

The total score for The Stack was a 3.91/5. I think that’s a pretty solid score for a relatively new place. The inside of the restaurant hasn’t changed much from the Smokestack days, and the food is almost as good (according to our rating scale), but we all enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back. The Stack is definitely worth a try.


  1. I have been back 4 times and have decided this is my absolute favorite BBQ for lunch. The beef is amazing. I suggest a 2 meat sandwich with beef and burnt ends. It melts in your mouth.

  2. omg this seems really tasty :)
    thank you for sharing all those info!