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Smokin' Guns BBQ

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1218 Swift Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64116-1863
816-221-2535
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good beer and BBQ

Have had this on my "places to eat" list since I saw it on Guy Fieri's triple D in 2010. Finally got here after quite a little drive into the industrial section of KC thanks to the help of my GPS! Was surprised to see I was the only one there but it was before dinner on a Wednesday. Had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Doug W
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Mississauga
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Hardy, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We came to Kansas City for our 10th anniversary just to eat BBQ. This place is exactly what we were expecting great BBQ to taste like!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The burnt ends were ok, nothing to cheer about. The pulled pork had no flavor. In fact the bbq beans had the most flavor. There are better bbq places in Kansas City.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On a road trip back to Arkansas, from Mpls, MN. looking for BBQ. Found this place in a quiet neighborhood. Ate here early, so place was almost empty. Food was outstanding and found out they have won many awards!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When we got to Kansas City on our recent Missouri adventure, I asked the guy at the front desk of our hotel "we are here for KC BBQ...where do YOU go?" And he said Smokin' Guns. I had seen this place on Triple D...and I remembered it looked really good, so we went and tried it out. My husband got... More 

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Hudson, IA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The TripleD Platter with baked beans and potato casserole was top notch. The Burnt Ends/Smoked Turkey/Brisket was first rate. The Mrs got the Burnt Ends Platter with onion rings and mac&cheese bites....no complaints there either! We had the BBQ nachos for an appetizer, very tasty!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm so excited that I finally ordered my first Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives plate! The Triple D here consists of smoked turkey, brisket and burnt ends, two sides, a roll and a pickle - enough food for my husband and I to share! The burnt ends were definitely my favorite. They tasted particularly delicious with the sweet potato fries! The... More 

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LA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Saturday night...6pm...only a few tables occupied...that was the first sign I got a combo plate to go. Baked beans and cole slaw were quite good. The three spare ribs, brisket and sausage were dry. Sauce was fine.

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Mississauga
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227 reviews 227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Have had this on my "places to eat" list since I saw it on Guy Fieri's triple D in 2010. Finally got here after quite a little drive into the industrial section of KC thanks to the help of my GPS! Was surprised to see I was the only one there but it was before dinner on a Wednesday. Had... More 

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Bailey, CO.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited here with a friend last week. Heard great things about this place (we went out of our way to find it). Atmosphere was pretty sterile - kitchen tables and chairs. Greeted by the nicest waitperson. Had a couple of cold beers and the DDD combo (this is what Guy Fieri ordered when he came in). Good assortment of meats... More 

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Warwick
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is not the easiest place to find, and not much else around this industrial neighborhood, but worth the trip. I visited with my wife because of the reputation. I am not much of a bar-b-que person, but thought if i am in KC, I should try it, plus my wife is a full on vegan. Very spare dining room,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1218 Swift Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64116-1863
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-221-2535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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