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“Poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
1702 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111-1879
913-788-7500
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Ranked #42 of 221 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I received poor service at this location. The person in carry out acted as if I was bothering her just by being there. Food was good, but not great.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Worth
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Not a fan of their burnt ends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I don't know a lot about burnt ends. I have tried them at 2 or 3 places, and I decided to try them here. I was disappointed to find that they were covered in BBQ sauce. There was hardly any BBQ flavor. I could only taste the flavor of the sauce. The pieces were also very hard to chew. Overall, the restaurant was a good place to visit. The customers and staff were friendly. I thought the portion size was a little small. (I ended up buying a snack on the way home, because I was still hungry.) I would go back to try something else, but I will not order the burnt ends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Legendary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This place is one of the king of BBQ houses in Kansas City. Very informal, but great food. Show up early as the line grows quickly.

Visited December 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great historic Kansas City BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you are a fan of BBQ and happen to be in Kansas City, you should try Arthur Bryant's. It is a quaint, neighborhood type of place - NOT fancy. Great food. I happen to like their rich and spicy sauce (even though I like Memphis style BBQ the best). For today's lunch I enjoyed the open-faced burnt end sandwich with fries, and it was great.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kansas city
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“not your usual BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

the vinegar based sauce is different from all other KC offerings. The meats are tender and juicy and the portions are generous. You gotta try this place when doing your BBQ tours.

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