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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
(816) 231-1123
11:00 am - 8:00 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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229 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Arthur Bryant for lunch with family, including my son the Barbecue Foodie who has already visited much of the better-known competition in KC. We visited Arthur Bryant's on Friday right during lunch and, while the wait was probably about 20 minutes, it was worth it. When you get to the window they make your choice right in front... More 

Thank AThena53
Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the places we could have gone for our anniversary we decided to go to Authur Bryant's. It is just some of the best barbecue in the country. It's not fancy nor does it have a wonderful ambiance but the food is fantastic. And unlike the "fancy" places you get a hugh portion of food. We usually end up... More 

Thank SLJ50
Cleveland, Ohio
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like barbecue this is a must. If you like landmarks of specific cities, this is also a must. Every famous celebrity to ever visit KC (including presidential candidates) visit ABs. Make sure you get a refillable cup to take home with you. It's a small joint so expect to be friendly with other patrons.

Thank widowson510
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every president since Carter has dined here - best BBQ in KC, and there are so many to choose from! Portions are ginormous! Sauce is different than any other BBQ.

Thank CliffordC_12
Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think everyone should at least try and make your own decision but I been to a lot of olaces and this is not one I would return to. Not that its bad but the sauce was not appealing to my tastes.

Thank Art H
Taylorville, Illinois
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing this place featured on The Travel Channel we had to try it. It is located a few minutes off of I-70. We arrived at around 1:00 to a short line of around 10-15 minutes that moved quickly. I got the brisket/pulled pork combo and my wife got the rib tips. All was good and the portions were large... More 

Thank DisneyWorldFan75
Eagle, Idaho
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433 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went into Arthur Bryant's with high expectations and while it was good, it wasn't great ! Had ribs and the burnt ends sandwich, side were beans and cole slaw. The service is fast ( cafeteria style) and the food fresh and hot. Just wasn't really my style of BBQ , but was worth the effort to visit . The place... More 

Thank Mike T
Kansas City, Kansas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Arthur Bryants on Brooklyn for years. The pitmasters know what they're doing here. Typically go for the brisket and/or ribs. Served to you with fries on butcher paper. Always a great experience!

Thank Jeb J
Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arthur Bryant's is a KC tradition. The barbecue, all of it, is amazing. But my favorite treat was the sweet potato pie. Another customer had shared it was amazing and he was right! The restaurant staff is polite and service was quick. This is a perfect place to eat after or before visiting the Negro Leagues Museum and the Jazz... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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261 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best BBQ in KC is always a challenging argument at best. There are so many factors that go into it and in the end its a very personal thing. For me Bryant's is always what I want in BBQ - no frills, high quality food and good atmosphere. It's certainly nothing fancy, but we always make it a point... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?