Luther’s BBQ Opens

Luther Salisberry of the new Luther’s BBQ stands in front of the  signs on the building and the door of the new restaurant on Dec. 12.

David Lipe and Luther Salisberry are the owners of Luther’s BBQ, which opened at the corner of Oak Street and National Avenue on Fort Scott’s northside this week.

The restaurant crew is working on a few “kinks” in the process of opening, according to its’ Facebook page, but had a “soft opening” on Dec. 16.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except Sunday when the restaurant will close at 7 p.m.

The phone number of the business is 620-644-9880.

Approximately 30 employees have been hired, both full and part-time, according to Tina Lipe, David’s wife.

Lipe and Salisberry have signed a five-year lease from building owner Al Niece which includes the River Room Event Center on the second floor of the historic building.

To rent the River Room contact David Lipe at 816-392-2825.

The new restaurant will seat about 150 people, while the River Room Event Center about 500, Lipe said in an earlier interview.

Luther’s BBQ restaurant is located at the corner of Oak Street and National Avenue on Fort Scott’s northside. The River Room Event Center is located on the second floor.

The restaurant’s specialty will be burnt ends and additional food specials during the week, Lipe said.

Also available will be pork chops, ribs, steaks, smoked brisket, and pulled pork, he said.

Mirrored after Q39 and Stack Jack Restaurants in the Kansas City area, they hope to make it a gourmet, upper-end style barbeque, Lipe said.


The door of Luther’s BBQ has opened to the public.
From left is Alex Hudson/general manager of Luther’s BBQ, Luther Salisberry/owner, David Lipe/owner. Submitted photo.

To see the previous interview, click below

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