18th & Vine Barbeque

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507 reviews
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Barbecue
18th & Vine BBQ – an upscale Kansas City barbeque. Our menu features traditional Kansas City barbecue plates, in addition to composed chef-created dishes. We offer a full bar, which boasts seasonally inspired cocktails, in addition to our extensive beer and wine lists.

18th & Vine BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner. A quaint upstairs dining room, The Roost, features its own bar and restrooms, perfect for any private event. The entire space is 3400 square feet with 100 seats downstairs in the main dining area and 35 seats upstairs at The Roost.
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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food - enjoyed the friendly ambience

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LG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding - the waiters/waitresses went out of their way to provide great service. We ordered a family dinner style for 8, and food came out for only 6 - it is hard to cut up 3 potato skins into 8 or divide 6 slices of beef into 8 - other than that we enjoyed thwe evening. The service was really great!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sausage was spectacular!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly and prompt service
Pulled pork and burnt ends had no smoke flavor.
Collard greens were excellent but a BBQ restaurant should not hang their hat on side dishes.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I got the two meat barbecue sampler plate, and it really was a sample. The brisket was two pieces and there were two ribs. Small pork ribs not big beef ribs. Half the brisket was an edible as it was just fat. Mashed potatoes came in a small little cup, I left hungry. The ribs were dry on the top and sweaty on the bottom, And there was an overwhelming taste of Apple.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great atmosphere, clean, and modern. The chicken & sausage combo I ordered was delicious and right portion. Definitely will come again and even bring more friend with me.

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Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was solid, although not the best BBQ in town. The ribs were great and the chicken was surprisingly really good. The brisket was average, which was disappointing. Service was good and it's a fun place to go. It is really nice to have sit down service for BBQ - that was a treat!

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C
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to 18th & Vine. The burnt ends are fantastic!

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K
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burnt ends are amazing and worth the drive every time.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Definitely recommend the brisket - it was amazing. We also had ribs, turkey, pork rinds and wings. They were all very good and price was very reasonable. We arrived during happy hour which was also a nice surprise.

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M
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Service was excellent! They willingly accommodated our large group.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasty comfort food. The food came out promptly and fresh. Service was awesome. Some of the best mac and cheese I've ever had.

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Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable meal and great service. We went for Mother’s Day and were a party of 6 adults and a baby. Seated right away and very attentive service. They beverages full and were close by without hovering. As for the food- excellent! Burnt ends and Okra are must have appetizers, and everyone was happy with their entrees and sides.
Highly recommend!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. Best barbecue I've had in the Dallas area.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Issac was a great server!!! Amazing portion great food!!

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food & service, the brisket melts in your mouth!

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DD
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place! I call it gourmet barbecue depending upon what’s on the menu. It’s missing some of those seasonal items that I’ve eaten before (e.g. the osso bucco and the pork chop). Hopefully they’ll come back. In the meantime, the fried okra is to die for. 😋

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not really the go to place for brisket for me. It was ok. Id expect them tender yes but not around half full of fat that there is barely meat

18th & Vine Barbeque
Responded on April 29, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback regarding our brisket. We are currently looking into this issue. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, you review is very appreciated. Best, Gina

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London
54 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I requested a quiet table as sometimes can be noisy here and we were seated in the bar in a nice quiet corner. The 2 que plate for 18 is a great value. Two of us had brisket and ribs., one had ribs and sausage and one had the ribs plate. We each got a side. All was good but Brisket was favorite of the table the cheese grits side were excellent
We were each satisfied by the choice of craft beers and shared two great deserts- banana pudding and the fried apple pie
Our server was very attentive and personable and the food came out very quickly.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that our food was not excellent during your visit. I would like to hopefully have a conversation with you regarding your experience. I will be reaching out to you privately shortly. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Best, Gina

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pulled pork ever

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Great table on the porch. Excellent music selection. Had ribs, grits and banana pudding and it was all incredible. 10/10 will return and recommend.

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K
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best BBQ I’ve had since moving to Dallas

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Remember, I am rating this as a barbecue place..... a relaxed casual environment for hearty meats. This has to be the most attractive 'cue joint I've found. There is a great bar, patio, and dining hall. Clean and contemporary. The service was great, and the food was excellent.....great Kansas-style 'cue, and a few gourmet starters and sides. When did you ever get hot smoked salmon and roasted Brussels sprouts with your 'cue?
Highly recommended....we'll be back!

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good was very good, loved the barbecue sauce! The collard greens were my favorite part - so delicious and just the right amount of sweet. It was very quiet when we first arrived, but picked up for a decent brunch crowd by the end of our meal. Attentive staff, good drinks. Very pleasant, I would go back!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Definitely get the Burt Ends!

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LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great. I wasn't expecting that quality of BBQ at a restaurant like this place. The service could have been a bit better. We went when it was slow and the waitress still couldn't remember things like we wanted water. The house its in is really cute, I like the decor but I think if its busy it would be loud in there.

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting 18 & Vine. Lived hee 2 years and haven't found "our" BBQ place until now.
Our first impressions were: nice to have valet parking, nicer ambience than most barbecue restaurants and a great server. Now to the food. Between 3 of us, we tried brisket, pulled pork, sausage, ribs. brussels sprouts and baked beans. Everything was delicious. Brisket and pulled pork were meltingly tender, ribs were pretty much perfect with their bbq sauce and the sausage was a favorite with just a hint of heat. Sides were great - the brussels spouts had a slight char on them that was delicious. Service was prompt but not rushed and we left very satisfied with our meal. This is now "Our BBQ lace"

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great turkey. Moist and yum.

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday date

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great casual dining. Close to as good as what you get in KC.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is some pretty serious BBQ. The brisket is some of the best in town. Service was really good, as expected. Really nice drinks that are not super sweet like most places. The brussel sprouts were awesome. Kids really like the fries but not so much the mac & cheese. The collard greens were ok. The smoked wings are good but the value on the apps isnt spectacular.

We were a little disappointed that the variety platter thing has been taken off the menu, and ordering in 1/2 pound increments makes it a little hard to get a big variety. 1/3 pound would be good. I wouldn't mind one more low carb family side option (a big salad, cauliflower, etc.). They no longer have live music upstairs.

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CR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isaac was superb! Fantastic BBQ!!! Burnt ends is where it’s at!

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PD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious from the queso to the best turkey ever and delicious apple pie!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Brisket was below average, especially for Texas.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Burnt ends are really good but that's about it

18th & Vine Barbeque
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your visit to 18th & Vine was only worth 2 stars. We certainly strive for excellence serving each and every guest that enters the building. I am sorry this wasn't the case with your experience. If you would be kind enough to entertain a conversation regarding your visit it would be greatly appreciated. Either through the OpenTable forum or my email address is gina@fruitionhospitality. Than you in advance for your consideration. Thank you again, Gina

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been to 18th & Vine numerous times. It’s about an hour drive from where we live but always been worth the drive in the past. We decided to take some friends we hadn’t seen in a while, promising the best BBQ they’ve ever had. We were a little disappointed on this visit. The drinks and dessert were fantastic. The okra appetizer was delicious. The service and main courses left much to be desired. The waitress seemed mildly interested in creating a great experience. I’m not sure she smiled once during our visit. The burnt ends were dry and didn’t have that same “melt in your mouth” greatness that we’ve experienced before. The pulled pork was decent but no better than what you’d get at any commercial bbq joint. The brisket was terrible. It tasted like it had been cooked several days before and reheated for us. Had we been eating at a Soulman’s or Dickey’s I may have expected he experience we got but the excitement we had built up for 18th & Vine only left us disappointed. We will rethink our next trip to Dallas for BBQ at that price point.

18th & Vine Barbeque
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit to the restaurant. If possible, I would like to get a bit more information regarding your experience. Either through the OpenTable forum or my email is gina@fruitionhospitality. Your consideration is greatly appreciated. Thank you again, Gina

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was great. Restaurant is in a nice retrofitted old house. We enjoyed ourselves.

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WD
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was exceptional. He was very friendly, courteous, informative and attentive. There was also a tremendous team effort from the entire staff, especially Issac. Everyone’s stellar customer service attitude along with delicious food made for an outstanding dining experience.

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