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“Just average...”

Kansas City Barbeque
Ranked #475 of 4,768 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
danville
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just average...”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Don't fall for the hype. Although the food is not bad, there are better choices not too far away. The waitresses were super nice, but still could not overcome just average food.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots of Hype, Nothing to Show For It”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

It should be noted that this is not the original building where the "sleazy Top Gun scene" was filmed as the original structure burned. However, it is cool to say you've been there, looked at the memorabilia and reminisced about your youth. Service was sub-par, even for a dive barbeque place. Food was pretty bad, too. Take your time and research a different place to eat then come here for the memories.

  • Visited March 2013
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London
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location, great staff. Awful food.”
Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Guys have you missed the spot?

Food huge, fried NOT BARBECUED, unappetising, full of fat and errmm not barbecued! Also served on polystyrene plates. OK if ya wanna go cheap.. go here. Get the obvious pic where 'It was filmed' Come on you guys, you have a great venue live it up? I don't expect much from this place but.... Was soo disappointed. On a plus the staff including the bartender will make you more than welcome, but if ya wanna eat I suggest elsewhere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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349 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“tasty food at divey place in millionaire area”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

the claim to fame here is this is where Top Gun movie shot one scene; the location near several hotels (Marriott, Hyatt others) is good but food is not that special but cheap and edible and the wait service is pretty good.

Visited February 2013
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Akron, Ohio
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not that great”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Their biggest claim to fame is the bar scene from Top Gun was filmed here, well....before they had a fire. Most of what they have is reproductions...but if you love Top Gun, it's worth a lunch trip. The food was ok, but not stellar. Service was a bit slow. The onion rings had so much batter on them, they were terrible. We were in San Diego for almost 2 weeks, ate here once the 2nd day, and did not go back.

Visited February 2013
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