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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Altoona, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We do a annual trip every year and go through Kansas City and have to stop for BBQ. this was a wonderful restaurant and great BBQ. you have to order at the counter but well worth it

Thank mark b
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like a gritty - non sweet BBQ sauce then the ORIGINAL if for you. Over the years they have added a few different sauces, but I like the original sauce, and the original location are still the best! No frills, and no fuss, a sandwich, and a plate of fries will more than feed two people. Use the... More 

Thank Terri B
Kansas City, Missouri
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're an out of town tourist, no harm in going here. It's a historic landmark, and one of the places that put KC on the BBQ map. Having said that, there are MANY better BBQ places in town.

Thank DCfromKC
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The scene. That's why i think people go here. The pictures of famous people on the wall, the line out the door, the ambiance of a hole in the wall bbq joint...yes...i get that. But...the sauces are gross, the ribs were dry with no seasoning or rub on them, burnt ends were swimming in sauce (thats how they come). The... More 

Thank Cherry N
Winter Garden, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are several BBQ places to pick from in the KC area, and because of that I would not go back or pick this one again. It was nice seeing this location due to the history/popularity, but the food was surprisingly not that good. I also did not like that all their meats were already wet with sauce upon serving.... More 

Thank RobUF1
Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely love Arthur Bryan's BBQ! But, the original location, in the Jazz district is the one you want. Maybe it has to do with the number of years building up that great BBQ flavor, but the newer locations leave you missing something. Stand in line, get your food on paper, sit down (if you can find a table), and enjoy... More 

Thank John202789
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live in KC some time ago and as a rule we only got greasy French fries wrapped in butcher paper. I never have liked the BBQ because I'm a fan of Gates. Unfortunately on this trip I came with a group on business and the driver insisted on bringing us to Byrant's, bad choice. He's fired! I... More 

Thank David K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 9 hours to go to this barbeque and I have been a restraunt manager for 15 years. We were treated so rudely, when we "attempted" to make our order the younger man walked away and played on his cell phone with the same gloves he was preparing our food with then laughed and rolled his eyes when we... More 

Thank Krista S
Topeka, Kansas
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405 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family were coming to town and wanted BBQ and asked which one to check out. I told them in no uncertain terms that my husband and I have tried many of the myriad BBQ places in Kansas City and that Arthur Bryant's was the best. They bring the meat right out of the smoker and cut it fresh every... More 

Thank CM W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bryant's still never disappoints. It has character, attitude, an original sauce that is an acquired taste and some really good BBQ. It opens at 10:00am and at lunchtime that's good to know in order to beat the crowds. Take it all in and enjoy.

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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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