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The Original Mr K'S Barbecue

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6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
+1 520-792-9484
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best BBQ this side of Texas

I'm always looking for a great barbecue place and this one did not let me down. The guy at the counter was very helpful and suggested I get the three meat combo of brisket, ribs, and hot links. As a side I got mac & cheese and baked beans. I really enjoyed the meal. The brisket was tender, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The atmosphere is old fashioned BBQ joint. That's fine with me - I grew up in Texas and it's not so different from most places I've had amazing barbecue. The ribs were very good - tender, meaty and flavorful. The sauce was a little more vinegary than I prefer, but not bad. The brisket was a little dry and there... More 

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Humboldt County, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Tried this place on a whim. Here's what we thought: Pork ribs. They must've been pretty good because I didn't get any. They weren't awesome because my husband didn't suggest going back for breakfast. So, thumbs up, just not way up. Brisket. "Sauce on top or on the side?" is the right way to start! Got it on the side... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm always looking for a great barbecue place and this one did not let me down. The guy at the counter was very helpful and suggested I get the three meat combo of brisket, ribs, and hot links. As a side I got mac & cheese and baked beans. I really enjoyed the meal. The brisket was tender, the ribs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is the SECOND time we have tried ordering beef ribs and the SECOND time they are out!! Really??? FAT PEOPLE WANT GOOD RIBS TOO!!!

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sugarayk, Owner at The Original Mr K'S Barbecue, responded to this review

Unfortunately some time yes we do run out of beef ribs as we only cook a limited amount of those ones on a daily basis. The request and demand has increased so we've started preparing more everyday an sometime STILL selling out. But rest assured we always have an ample supply of the pork spare ribs on hand as that... More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Mr. K's BBQ on Park Ave. is the best BBQ in Tucson. They are a small establishment but have a lot talent when it comes to BBQ. The brisket is the best. They slow cook and smoke all of their meats which gives it a great taste. I even buy their BBQ sauce and use it for my own cooking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We ordered a sliced pork sandwich(which doesn't come with so much as a potato chip) a combo platter and a sweet tea..... I am from Florida/Georgia when you order a sweet tea in a bbq restaurant it shouldn't be instant, The sauce is not good. It was mixed in with huge hard lumps of pork and tasted terrible, the combo... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We just saw it driving by and decided to stop in. I had the hot links sandwich and wife had the pulled pork with a side of cole slaw which she didn't like and returned for potato salad. The sides are $1.79 and are the smallest cups you can imagine. My wifes pork had a lot of burnt unchewable pieces.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The place was in an iffy neighborhood but we decided to still give it a go. We had a coupon from the Entertainment book for buy a meal/get a meal free. The man behind the counter said, “Oh, you have a coupon. Good.” Which made me happy. Some places act like your trying to rip them off by using one... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped in here with a bunch of coworkers and ordered the 3 meat combo dinner. Came with a hot link, brisket and a rib. Brisket was great and the sauce it was covered in was also delicious. The hot link was average and the Rib left something to be desired. It was a bit too fatty and over charred where... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant was delicious. The ribs were mouth watering, very tender. And the folks at the restaurant were as nice and sweet as could be. The outside is nothing to look at but inside the food is fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-9484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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