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“BBQ is average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kansas City Barbeque

Kansas City Barbeque
610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720 (Downtown)
(619) 231-9680
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Ranked #1,177 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Gilbert, Arizona
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“BBQ is average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A bar with food. Paper forks, etc, and "just OK" BBQ--except for the beans which are super. It was close to our hotel, so we decided to try it. Friendly service, but underwhelming surroundings. We didn't know that it is the Top Gun bar, but that could be why people give it a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Old school bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Old school bar hidden away in downtown close to the Convention Center. They have a decent beer menu and the food is pretty good. It is not spectacular but it is satisfying. They serve food late so it is a good place to come to after a long day of sight seeing or working without feeling rushed to get here before the kitchen closes.

Visited February 2013
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“Great BBQ in a dive bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We landed in San Diego at midnight. Could not find any restaurants open on Yelp. Stayed across the street at Hyatt and decided to head over. The restaurant was seen on Top Gun which was kind of fun.

Excellent BBQ. Actually ended up going several more times throughout out week stay. Everything was good. Have to recommend the brisket and onion rings. If you like hot, get the hot links.

Atmosphere may be lacking for some. Definitely a dive. Owner works as bartender. Has a great sense of humor. Treats you like a regular. Friendly patrons all around, as it is also a local hang out. Beers are reasonable, about $4 bottles. There are also pitchers and specials. Wine is available, but unsure the price or quality. They do not serve liquor.

Definitely a place a laid back Midwesterner can appreciate.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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“Indulge your inner Maverick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ok so its the Top Gun bar. Worth a drink at least but the BBQ is really good. It's a bit gritty but that ads to the charm. Enjoyed a great Top Gun Pilsner and fantastic BBQ chicken and ribs. Fun, enthusiastic service. Very good food, lots of fun and would definitely return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“KC BBQ San Diego”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Oh the food is terrible as is the service. Kansas City should sue them for passing this off as KC BBQ, it's not. I'm from KC and we of course had to visit and put up my mom's license plate (UNDRWD). It burned to the ground in 2010 but re-built, hope my mom's plate survived.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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