After years of waiting, Meat Mitch Barbecue opens in Leawood’s revamped Ranch Mart North

Meat Mitch

Meat Mitch Barbecue softly opened at Ranch Mart North in Leawood just before the new year, after being in the work for four years. The restaurant sells all the classic barbecue dishes you may want, along with some unique dishes that have a bit of a twist. Above, owner Mitch Benjamin poses in front of the restaurant's "whomp" sign. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Nearly four years after first signing the lease at Leawood’s Ranch Mart North shopping center, Meat Mitch Barbecue has finally made its much-anticipated debut.

Located at 3620 W. 95th Street, the 6,300-square-foot restaurant’s opening has been pushed back due both to the ongoing $40 million renovation at the shopping complex on the northeast corner of 95th and Mission, as well as additional complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.