Jack Stack BBQ

Legends of Kansas City BBQ

Started by Russ Fiorella in Kansas City in 1957 and previously known as Smokestack BBQ, Jack Stack began as a traditional storefront barbecue restaurant with a modest selection of five to six 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 Kansas City barbecue scene of the mid 1970s, Jack and his wife, Delores, began cooking with Gourmet Hickory Wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Jack Stack, voted “Most Popular Restaurant in Kansas City” by the 2011 Zagat’s Survey of America’s Best Restaurants, is consistently voted by Zagat as the “Highest Rated BBQ” in the country. Jack Stack has also been featured on Food Network, The Early Show and The Today Show.

Jack Stack BBQ

Legends of Kansas City BBQ

Started by Russ Fiorella in Kansas City in 1957 and previously known as Smokestack BBQ, Jack Stack began as a traditional storefront barbecue restaurant with a modest selection of five to six 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 Kansas City barbecue scene of the mid 1970s, Jack and his wife, Delores, began cooking with Gourmet Hickory Wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Jack Stack, voted “Most Popular Restaurant in Kansas City” by the 2011 Zagat’s Survey of America’s Best Restaurants, is consistently voted by Zagat as the “Highest Rated BBQ” in the country. Jack Stack has also been featured on Food Network, The Early Show and The Today Show.