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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
+1 816-231-1123
10:00 am - 9:30 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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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bryant's may still be my favorite among all KC's MANY great BBQ haunts, but rating gets dragged down by its inconsistency. Still worth visiting on a regular basis and probably a must for out-of-town BBQ fans, for both great KC BBQ and the history of Arthur Bryant's, one of the most famous BBQ places anywhere. A favorite is the beef... More 

Thank Jim H
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe it was that four of us went 15 minutes before closing time on a Sunday night, but the cooks and staff made us feel unwelcome -- like we were keeping them from going home. The ribs were okay, but kind of dry compared to others -- or maybe it was that they suffered because we had to take them... More 

Thank eljay2015
New York
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75 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sweet Heat my son loves the sauce. We bought 2 to take home. Brisket and burnt ends. A place for a sandwich. Places have evolved, become more upscale, they been left behind, more of a lunch place.

Thank BigPicture61
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arthur Bryant's has been around for years and years. Many people consider it the best BBQ in Kansas City. I would say, it's decent BBQ. Some people love Arthur Brian Sauce. It's definitely not my cup of tea. The location on 18th Street hasn't changed much over the years. When you go in you will probably have your feet sticking... More 

Thank Chef-TK-KC
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barbeque at its best. A time-honored staple of the Kansas City landscape, Artur Bryant's stands heads and shoulders above the competition. The grungy, out-of-date decor, unchanging menu, and long waiting lines are testimony to the establishment's iconic position in the landscape of KC area BBQ joints. Don't miss this in your next trip to KC.

Thank phoody2
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on for a quick lunch BBQ meat and was in and out and left fat and happy! Meat is best robs just okay/ prices good!

Thank Bob A
Kansas City
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the traditional Kansas City BBQ. If you are wanting BBQ and only have time to visit one of KC's BBQ scene this is the one. Don't be bashful speak up

Thank larrysA6600OJ
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at this famous location downtown. I could not believe the helping size. Much more than one person should eat. The meat was smoked and tasty. BBQ is a personal taste, and this was not my favorite. It just seemed that they are known for the size of the portions and not the quality of sauce and setting.

Thank ColoradoRhino
Saint Joseph, Missouri, Usa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arthur Bryant started his barbeque in KC some years ago, but has since passed on. His descendants have carried on his traditional style and haven't changed a thing. The shop is located on Brooklyn , just south of I-70 immediately east of Downtown KC, MO. At first the neighborhood might cause a person to pause, but the sight of police... More 

Thank Steven P
Gladstone, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the barbecue sauce isn't the best but the meat and fries are good even without the sauce.

Thank I7012NEchrisn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 816-231-1123

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?