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Smokin' Guns BBQ

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1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salida, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a family reunion & decided to try Smokin Guns because of a relative's recommendation & the location. There were 25 of us!!! We arrived @ 6:30 on a Friday night. They do not take reservations so they had no idea we were coming. After a short wait for the staff to put many tables together we were all... More 

Thank Tamara M
Tampa, FL
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Catered, no less. Pulled pork, brisket, and some darn good potato casserole, no less. Be sure to check them out!

Thank SJSmith33647
Redmond, Oregon
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

We decided to try this BBQ place after seeing it on the Food Network show Diners Drive-ins and Dives. We have had BBQ all over the country and while we are by no means experts we do know what we like to taste when we eat good BBQ. This was just OK in our taste book. Definitely nothing to write... More 

Thank Karen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stopped in Kansas City for some BBQ on the way home from Tulsa OK. Each time in KC I eat BBQ, this time I was able to eat at Smokin' Guns. I would put it in my top five BBQ restaurants.. Was there to eat about 11 AM by the time I left the place was filling up. Staff was... More 

Thank rob5ash2
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had no idea that this place had been on TV and thus become very popular, among the numerous awards the food, owner, and restaurant has earned! We literally found them on a quick google search, they were a mile away and the reviews were favorable. The Server/Bartender was so quick, friendly, and helpful! We ordered all four items he... More 

Thank Gwendolyn G
Hardy, Arkansas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We came to Kansas City for our 10th anniversary just to eat BBQ. This place is exactly what we were expecting great BBQ to taste like!!!

Thank Lyra H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The burnt ends were ok, nothing to cheer about. The pulled pork had no flavor. In fact the bbq beans had the most flavor. There are better bbq places in Kansas City.

Thank DICK S
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015

On a road trip back to Arkansas, from Mpls, MN. looking for BBQ. Found this place in a quiet neighborhood. Ate here early, so place was almost empty. Food was outstanding and found out they have won many awards!

Thank empress1950
Bristol, Connecticut
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

When we got to Kansas City on our recent Missouri adventure, I asked the guy at the front desk of our hotel "we are here for KC BBQ...where do YOU go?" And he said Smokin' Guns. I had seen this place on Triple D...and I remembered it looked really good, so we went and tried it out. My husband got... More 

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Hudson, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

The TripleD Platter with baked beans and potato casserole was top notch. The Burnt Ends/Smoked Turkey/Brisket was first rate. The Mrs got the Burnt Ends Platter with onion rings and mac&cheese bites....no complaints there either! We had the BBQ nachos for an appetizer, very tasty!

Thank FlashBack351

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-221-2535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?