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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
(816) 231-1123
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 72
    Poor
  • 50
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This is Kansas City

I have been going to Aurthur Bryant's since I was a kid. I'm 56. I remember Mr Bryant sitting at the counter by the checkout. Back then if you didn't have beer you got a bottle of pop out of the machine. A dime I think. The place used to be by the ball stadium where the baseball and football... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Pavonman
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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671 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been going to Aurthur Bryant's since I was a kid. I'm 56. I remember Mr Bryant sitting at the counter by the checkout. Back then if you didn't have beer you got a bottle of pop out of the machine. A dime I think. The place used to be by the ball stadium where the baseball and football... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The neighborhood is a little questionable especially after dark but the food is excellent and a great namesake for Kansas City. If I'm there close to sundown I get the order to go. Inside is small and has a warm 50's style atmosphere but it's so popular that the place is always jammed with people. Highly recommend trying the place.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Many here in KC tout having 'the best BBQ' ...and I suppose, given your personal preference, the claim of 'The Best' certainly has the makings for a debatable argument. BUT, of all the BBQ restaurants in KC, Arthur Bryant's offers 'top-notch' nostalgic BBQ quality and most of all the best VALUE for the money. This is a must visit for... More 

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123456
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best ribs, sauce and sausage in Kansas City by far. It's worth the trip alone to feel that sweet heat of the spicy BBQ sauce.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Heard a lot about this place & finally visited after 10 y in KC. I did not like the food (very grisly & fatty), no service or atmosphere to speak of. Will not return

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

BBQ was good, I will go again next time I'm in KC. The BBQ in Memphis is the best (Memphis BBQ Resturant in Horn Lake, MS).

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is old-school BBQ at it's best. Often ranked as one of the best rest.'s of all types. My favorite BBQ place and, of course, there are lots of great places in this city. I go at least once a year and have taken hundreds of people there when they visit our city.

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Kansas City, MO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the original Arthur Bryant's that started it all. Past Presidents, movie stars, and hometown locals have passed through these doors. Bring your appetite or you can even split one sandwich between 2 people - they are big - you have been warned. The sandwiches are heavy on the beef with a tangy sauce. It's definitely a Kansas City... More 

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Fresno, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Arthur Bryant's is a legend. I first came here in 1990 when traveling with a P&G salesman who felt it was critical to educate me about KC. There was no doubt this was where we were having lunch. Today, I'm a KC resident and periodically go to pay homage, and have a sandwich as big as my head it seems.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best bbq in kc. Love the ham, beef, ribs are all wonderful, people who work there are so nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 231-1123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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