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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

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1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
+1 816-231-1123
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the day of an NFL playoff game. It was packed with football fans from both Pittsburg and Kansas City. You stand in line to get your food along a cafeteria style railing. The servings are huge and two people can share a plate of ribs, brisket or sandwiches. Sandwiches are served on white bread with... More 

Thank Dennis C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the BBQ places that started it all. Still my families favorite. Sliced beef, pork, ham, turkey is all great. Short ribs, amazing.

Thank Ceri L
Cape Coral, Florida
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard of Bryants for years, but this is the first time I've ever been close enough to warrant going. Was it the best bbq I've ever had? The ribs were as close to perfection as I've ever experienced. Big meaty regular spare ribs that when you took a bite out them left a perfect impression of your teeth. Perfect!... More 

Thank Bruce K
saint louis. mo
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try the local BBQ in any new city we visit and this place was close to our hotel so we decided to give it a try. We ordered one of each of the sandwiches: burnt ends, chicken, pulled pork, and beef for everyone to try. The food was ready quickly. The chicken was delicious. The other three were... More 

Thank jpsparkles
Johnston, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in KC and you are looking to go to the best of the best for BBQ, a trip to Arthur Bryant's is pretty much a requisite. My wife and I went here and this restaurant is filled with history, good people and great food. I got the pulled pork which was outstanding and my wife ate the... More 

Thank Stephen D
Wilton Manors, Florida
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334 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sauce to go with tender slow meat cooking. Friendly. Fast. Good service. Plenty of protected parking. This is a must stop off 18th/Vine area to eat with local and be part of a KC tradition. Well worth a visit. Take some meat and sauce home.

Thank randy s
Independence, Missouri
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be the go-to for politicians, musicians and other celebrities, and although it isn't as en vogue as it once was, does not mean it isn't good. The burnt ends are incredible and you won't be disappointed. Within close proximity of the jazz district, this is still a terrific barbecue establishment!

Thank Steve W
Puyallup, Washington
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244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must go place in KC. Try a mixture of the meats. Great flavor and the sides were also excellent. Potato salad, cold slaw, beans and fries were all good. Salads were especially tasteful. This is a get in line and get your food place. Sandwich will feed two. If you want white table cloth go some place else.

Thank Michael B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting KC and decided to take a trip to Arthur Bryant's which is one of our favorite bbq joints in the city. The food was good and plenty, however, the cashier could use a course in customer service. Obviously she doesn't realize that if we don't come in there to eat, she won't have a job there and... More 

Thank 879tamelad
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arthur Bryant's has good BBQ, but like most places they don't excel in all areas. Their meats are fantastic, but the beans and fries are only so so. You get a very generous portion, we had sandwiches and Burnt Ends, they were awesome. Be sure to try the different sauces that you will find on each table. Arthur Bryant's BBQ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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