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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
+1 816-231-1123
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pulled pork” (143 reviews)
“ribs” (347 reviews)
“fries” (306 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing better in Missouri. April and I eat their at least twice a Month. Very Very affordable. Best darn sandwich (combo) pork and beef, with fries and extra pickles. Ribs are very good, also.

Thank ronwilliams54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is a bit weird in that it's kind of in somewhat of an industrial, but... oh my God is the barbecue good!!! I visited several bbq places in Kansas City, and this was easily one of the best... if I lived here I'd...More

Thank CT-Bob
Reviewed 1 week ago

First it is small, second it is old, but it is historically and culturally significant. Third the food is good and fairly priced. Service is practically non-existent. Go there, you will enjoy it,

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If Kansas City is the Mecca of BBQ, Arthur Bryant’s must be the holiest of holy places in that Mecca. The original KC BBQ joint, Arthur Bryant’s is well known even to those of us who have never set foot in KC. I was anticipating...More

Thank DMartin216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ever since my 1st visit here about 6 years ago (local friends who said this was the best in KC), I’ve made AB’s a Must Stop each time I’m back in town. Love The Ribs (and their other offerings are great too👍).

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy this memorable restaurant not far from the 18th and Vine area. You walk through a line and instruct the cooks what you want. Perfect brisket, burned ends, ribs and other treats. French fries are the best. Cold beer and soft drinks.

Thank stewart s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the hype, didn't live up to my expectations. Love the ambience of the place. But joes kc, even gates is a better choice in kc.

Thank terrry61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Holy good BBQ. Lives up to the hype, great meat and sauce. Fries were amazing too! Expect a long line at lunch, but worth the wait.

Thank Sw0rd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch special of the pulled pork sandwich and fries filled both of us. You will receive a lot for your money. Be prepared to order when you reach the front of the line.

Thank Kwdrunner
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

One of my all time favs. Stopped by for dinner this evening and they didn't have any BEEF!!! Terrible.

Thank garylarsonkc
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Bob M
5 June 2017|
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Response from Terry R | Reviewed this property |
There's no designated RV parking however the parking lot should accomodate the size of your coach. However, access and exiting very well could be a challenge.
6 May 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in fact, I went on a Sunday.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Chef-TK-KC | Reviewed this property |
For lunch there is a multitude of places for you to try. if you're looking for barbecue and want to go to one of the Kansas City institutions, Arthur Bryant's and Gates are both right off of I-70 downtown. Gates is on 12th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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