I have been here many times, and most of the time it is okay. Today was not one of those days. It started with there being no iced tea. Then the waitress just started walking off in the middle of my order. We ordered onion strings as an appetizer they came out the same time as the food and were so over cooked and thin and cold that I sent them back. The person that I brought along ordered the 1/4 pound brisket sandwich and I ordered the 1/2 pound Depot sandwich. When they came out the 1/4 pound sandwich had about twice the meat as my supposed half pound sandwich. All said and done...I was very disappointed and will drive the extra miles to go to the original in Excellsior Springs. It s wait-staff is always helpful and the food is always excellent. Unlike this one.
There are some fine reviews here is why I gave it a shot. I must have gotten a bad night. I got a 4 meat combo so I could try everything. Should not have bothered. The sliced meats were not very good. The brisket was dry, dry, dry and tough. The ham tasted about like something from any old cafeteria as well as the turkey. The pork had good flavor but like the brisket was dry as a bone. The ribs were very average and small. The beans were very good and the potato salad was good. I got the order to go and there was no bread on the order. I guess I overlooked that but should be standard.
The burnt ends were absolutely inedible. I had one bite and threw them out. TERRIBLE!!!! They tasted like they had been soaked in liquid smoke in order to get the 'burnt' taste to them. The greasy juice that they were swimming in looked bad.
I do know my Q as I am a KCBS Certified Judge. So this is an educated and experienced opinion. I will be judging next week in the Omaha area so I hope I can get the taste of this crummy stuff out of my mouth by then so I can judge well.
Agree with the first review, the burnt ends were great and the sides of beans were very meaty. The small end ribs were just as good. Table service was a bit slow, only 1 x server for lunch time and much like most BBQ places the food was serve righth away. Really cool place, an old railroad station, it appeared mostly original. The kitchen was located in the train ticket area. There also was a bar, that probably is hopping on the weekends. As you leave, just across the corner, is a sign that designates the invention of the bread slicer, check it out. This place is just enough off the beaten path, to keep it unique.
the burnt ends are amazing,the bbq beans were the best i've ever had. very clean establishment with railroad overtones. you will need a to go box for the leftovers. excellent sauce, large portions, friendly staff, good price what more could you want