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The Original Mr K'S Barbecue

6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
+1 520-792-9484
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pork ribs” (5 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
“texas beans” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

There is no better BBQ in the Tucson Area period. Mr. Kendrick has brought his long standing family tradition from Arkansas and made it a local staple. The restaurant itself has a down home feel and the food is unmatched by any local smoked meat...More

Thank Mosesmavic
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Work brought this in so the room was packed. Their food is always delicious and they're not afraid of big servings. The restaurant itself is unassuming, but their food makes your travel worth it.

Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I'm a southern girl from Atlanta, so BBQ is a bit of a favorite of mine. Mr. K's had all the right elements of being a great BBQ spot. Good reviews, a shady neighborhood location, and a building that looked like it might buy my...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

The slaw will surprise you as it's more sweet with cinnamon in it but the spicy sausage is the best I've ever hand hands down! Slow smoked, awesome spice and sauce! Famous Dave's or Tony Roma's only wished they were this good!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The outward appearances of this restaurant make you feel like you may be in the wrong place. Once you get inside you all will be really happy that you stopped. The barbecue is amazing, with a sweeter spin on all of the sauce. The amount...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed February 9, 2017

This place knows how to cook pork. The BBQ sauce is delicious and the pork melted in our mouths. There's a small menu with other main dishes and the next time we go, we're going to try the chicken. We had a side of sweet...More

Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Had both the pork ribs and hit links both were very good! Love the BBQ sauce which we opted for on the side for dipping. Loved the smokey flavor which leaves the meat moist yet not do fatty. The exterior is rough but the staff...More

Thank S R
Reviewed July 7, 2016

So my wife and I landed at the Tucson Airport and were starving. My phone showed us this joint. Um, it is a little "rustic" to look at but the BBQ was wonderful. Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had, and the ribs...More

Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Okay, I tried it, the Southern Fried Catfish dinner. It was as I expected, seasoned with cornmeal just like I grew up with in Texas, good stuff! Oh, the BBQ sliced beef is good too, just wish they had white bread slices instead of buns;...More

Thank James C
Reviewed March 29, 2016

In response to several recent reviews of mine on a couple of Tucson BBQ restaurants in which I expressed great disappointment in their beef brisket offerings, I received recommendations from several readers to try Mr. K's brisket. I had tried Mr. K's a while back...More

Thank frankrib
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-9484
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