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Kansas City Barbeque

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610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
(619) 231-9680
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the bar and asked to be seated inside due to hot day. Unfortunately nothing inside so we sat under an umbrella which was still pretty good. Note you can and should book ahead as a number of tours came after us and we're able to be seated inside. We selected what we wanted for lunch and waited. And... More 

Thank Jason B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very small and unique BBQ diner. Lots of memorabilia from Top Gun with a very basic feel to the place which is nice. Food good if you like meat and BBQ sauce. Diner really really close to the rail tracks so much so I would suggest you don't go to the toilet when a train is coming especially if the... More 

Thank Lesley S
Winchester, KY, United States
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the railroad tracks at Seaport Village. Small place famous for the filming there of the piano scene with Goose and Meg Ryan in "Top Gun". Wonderful quirky atmosphere. The BBQ is extremely good. I had brisket and ribs. Superb. Prices are very good for the location and quality. 5 stars easy!

Thank Daniel F
Cary, North Carolina
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch with co-workers after a conference, nice and low key, excellent service. It was a hoot to take photos with the memorabilia as a Top Gun fan. Took off a star because the menu was a nightmare as a vegetarian (meat eating co-workers were thrilled) and somehow we heard Devil Went Down to Georgia twice. The Top Gun... More 

Thank CarissaJohnson
Oceanside, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice small place to eat decent BBQ! It was cool to see Top Gun stuff on the wall and the 'famous' piano. Service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy Friday night. Decent craft beers on tap. Recommended for locals and visitors!

Thank jeans151617
Evansville, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit San Diego you should visit KC BBQ to have some great food and at least say you've been there. This was the dive bar setting in Top Gun but more than that they serve some wonderful food. The original bar burned down but the rebuilt bar is a remarkable duplication. The interior is a messy dump that... More 

Thank Bryant K
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a beer out on the patio or a great BBQ this is the place to meet. Friends and family gatherings are fun at this locale and allows for a casual evening out. the ribs are good and the chicken is tasty, come and try the beer as well.

Thank Heidi B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally tried this place after years of passing by it while on the trolley. It's got BBQ in it's name, you have the BBQ. I had the pork ribs. You take a bite. There's just not something right about it. Maybe it's just that piece, then you slather on the extra sauce from the side cup hoping it's a different... More 

Thank leonora a
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great food and Top Gun piano and memorabilia. The outside section had a smoking area which was big for me. I rated this excellent because I liked it a lot, but it was a "local" spot if you know what I mean.

Thank William N
Whittier, CA
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd gotten off the Green Line trolly around lunchtime to explore the downtown area, we were hungry, and just kinda spotted this place. So we took our chances. We both had tri-tip sandwiches and they were tender and flavorful. Considering it was in the downtown area, the price wasn't cheap, but reasonable. Lots of Top Gun memorabilia inside, where scenes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (619) 231-9680

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?