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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
(816) 231-1123
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Ranked #127 of 1,198 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Las Vegas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If previous presidents have eaten here---so should you! There are lots of different types of BBQ and Bryants is uniquely one of the Best!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Bryants is great KC BBQ. Not your backyard BBQ. Robust smoking gives the meat its wonderful flavor. While the sauce is very different,Very thick! A must try.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love Bryant's but you must like gritty, tangy BBQ sauce. Not sweet and will have you drinking lot of water. Gigantic proportions for a beef sandwich with fries. Be prepared for long line on Sundays and after sporting event or concert. Plenty of parking. Get plate, order, get order, pay and seat yourself. No service, just the order cook... More

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Only get to come by here every couple of years or so. This visit was the best we can remember. The rib tips was the special of the day. The two of us shared the platter and could barely finish it, it was so big a serving. The eat was tender and flavorful. The sauce complemented the meat perfectly. The... More

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mn.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

well I wanted to put poor but will be nice,,the place is was small ,but the workers are quite rude and in to big of a hurry,the just plain OK

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Concord, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I thought I had great ribs before. Arthur Bryant's proved just how mistaken I was. When we were planning our trip to KC, we knew that we must make sure to visit Arthur Bryant's because of their legendary reputation of being the pioneer of KC-style BBQ. The line was long, but it moved fast and the smoky delicious smell enveloping... More

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Lawrenceville, GA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's nice from a historic approach. The Barbecue did not live up to it's billing. If you go get the ribs. The ribs are the best thing I had on the menu.

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's been more than 30 years since I read Calvin Trillin's essay calling Arthur Bryant's the best restaurant in America. Clearly hyperbole, but that put it on my "to do" list. I made the original location (18th and Brooklyn) my first stop after arriving in KC, and wasn't disappointed. You take a plate, give your order at a window, and... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were in town for the week babysitting our nephew, while me sister work at Slills USA. We went to Arthur Bryants as a family. Long line but move very quickly. Cafeteria style works here. We all loved the food, even my 4 year old nephew. We got a like of just about everything. Worth the trip and the wait.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As usual, there was a line out the door. But don't let that stop you or you'll miss the best ribs ever! While in line, enjoy the dives decor of pictures and articles on famous people who have had a rib or two there. Friendly staff at the window taking your order. Make sure you get fries with that plate!... More

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