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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 - 10:00 pm
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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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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arthur Bryants exceeded my expectations. With the quality of the BBQ to the variety they offered in an excellent old time BBQ restaurant. Set in an older building this place is a genuine as it gets. Pulled Pork, Beef or Smoked Turkey was all done to perfection. I will be back!

Thank Oxman1978
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most popular BBQ restaurants in KC. One of the old school original BBQ places. Highly recommended. Their sliced meats are great.

Thank Melissa L
Ossining, New York
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the wait!! Delicious food-first time I had burnt ends...delicious. Great pulled pork and fries and baked beans. Go here after the Negro League Baseball Museum.

Thank billruns331
Versailles, Kentucky
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by a dear friend who is local - this was heaven on earth! Outstanding food in massive portions that just made my heart sing! And my tummy! We enjoyed a variety: rack of ribs, half rack, burnt ends, rib tips and every serving was piled high with a side of french fries. The cole slaw was - THE BEST!... More 

Thank Kyfarmgirl57
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ballpark is gone but the Barb b q is still original KC masterpiece. Had not been for 35 years and it's still the must go place in the city.

Thank Fox T
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not sure I would ever want to come back here. The workers are rude. I understand it's not a fancy downtown location, but when you are a famous barbecue place, you should at least try and be nice. The ribs were dry and burned. Sausage was ok. Pulled pork is delicious. So it's one of those places you... More 

Thank Julia Z
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very good. Food was greasy and baked beans too hot. The employees were not friendly. I would not go back. The floors were dirty and so were the tables. Not clean at all.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kailua, Hawaii
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391 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No visit to Kansas City would be complete without a visit to an Arthur Bryant's. It is classic BBQ served in a family style. i was with a larger group and they served us with large platters family style and it was great. You must go!

Thank Jollymon22
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Arthur Bryant's BBQ for the first time. The place is iconic in KC. Definitely a place to do once and say you did it. The BBQ was good, but not great. The experience of this "fast food" restaurant is worth a visit.

Thank Wesley Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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224 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arthur Bryant's is the place you need to find if you want the best BBQ in KC. The sauce is outstanding. The location is a little out of the way and we stood in line for 20 minutes at 3pm in the afternoon but it was worth the wait. The place is all self-service. The pork and beef were both... 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?