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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
(816) 231-1123
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best BBQ places I have been! The burnt tips were amazing. Friendly staff, and quick service.

Thank Amy M
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219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've tried many well known BBQ places throughout the U.S. and I must say this place was my biggest disappointment. I order a mixed plate of pork, beef, and ham. Very large portions but meat was less than tasty or exciting. Meal came with white bread but the sauces were simply tasteless and bland. My date ordered a ham sandwich... More 

Thank Stanley H
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know why it is so popular.It has to be the worst bbq I have ever eaten.Im not sure how it survived since it is in a bad neighborhood and there is nothing else here for miles.If you want good bbq and you want to feel safe.Go anywhere but here.

Thank sixxblade
Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This one was not my favorite, my husband liked it though. I got the burnt ends and they were coated in sauce, I would have preferred to just add some at the table. He got a pork sandwich. You stand in a long line, and then order at the counter and watch them make it and pass it on to... More 

Thank Judy S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic BBQ atmosphere, friendly staff. BBQ is ok, I've had better around town. Really don't care for their sauces. Needing a fix in a pinch, this place is alright.

Thank Susan H
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love burnt ends! But everything is good. My favorite bbq in KC (well, I like Oklahoma Joe's just as well but they are different experiences!). I prefer going to the downtown location for the " real deal" feel.

Thank Mike P
New York
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292 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber from downtown here for dinner, and it was well worth the trip. Arthur Bryant's is in an area that seems like it's on the cusp of re-development but isn't quite there yet. There are plenty of people around, so it's safe, but it's not the area one should mill around in for long, especially after dark.... More 

Thank MKB1701
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A restaurant which dates back a long time and remains in the style and keeping which makes it a special place to visit in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a very popular eatery which can mean queuing, but for those who enjoy a large portion of food this is well worth the wait. You can see the food being prepared... More 

Thank prowlin
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this place has been around for a long time, but I don't know why people would come here. The place is dirty and the food was bad! I was told by a local, that he would go elsewhere and dangit, I wish I would have listened. The food was fatty and greasy, just gross!

Thank theseattlegirl
Overland Park, Kansas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arthur Bryant's is KC barbecue. If you want to try BBQ KC style, this is it. Gate's is a close second and is often more convenient. Joe's & Jack Stack are excellent, but not traditional KC style. The original Bryant's is close to the Jazz & Negro leagues Museums. The place has a unique ambiance which, I'm guessing, has changed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 231-1123

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?