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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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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scene. That's why i think people go here. The pictures of famous people on the wall, the line out the door, the ambiance of a hole in the wall bbq joint...yes...i get that. But...the sauces are gross, the ribs were dry with no seasoning or rub on them, burnt ends were swimming in sauce (thats how they come). The... More 

Thank Cherry N
Winter Garden, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are several BBQ places to pick from in the KC area, and because of that I would not go back or pick this one again. It was nice seeing this location due to the history/popularity, but the food was surprisingly not that good. I also did not like that all their meats were already wet with sauce upon serving.... More 

Thank RobUF1
Deltona, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely love Arthur Bryan's BBQ! But, the original location, in the Jazz district is the one you want. Maybe it has to do with the number of years building up that great BBQ flavor, but the newer locations leave you missing something. Stand in line, get your food on paper, sit down (if you can find a table), and enjoy... More 

Thank John202789
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to live in KC some time ago and as a rule we only got greasy French fries wrapped in butcher paper. I never have liked the BBQ because I'm a fan of Gates. Unfortunately on this trip I came with a group on business and the driver insisted on bringing us to Byrant's, bad choice. He's fired! I... More 

Thank David K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 9 hours to go to this barbeque and I have been a restraunt manager for 15 years. We were treated so rudely, when we "attempted" to make our order the younger man walked away and played on his cell phone with the same gloves he was preparing our food with then laughed and rolled his eyes when we... More 

Thank Krista S
Topeka, Kansas
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404 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family were coming to town and wanted BBQ and asked which one to check out. I told them in no uncertain terms that my husband and I have tried many of the myriad BBQ places in Kansas City and that Arthur Bryant's was the best. They bring the meat right out of the smoker and cut it fresh every... More 

Thank CM W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bryant's still never disappoints. It has character, attitude, an original sauce that is an acquired taste and some really good BBQ. It opens at 10:00am and at lunchtime that's good to know in order to beat the crowds. Take it all in and enjoy.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Olathe, Kansas
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Arthur Bryants is a one-of-a-kind BBQ restaurant that has endured for decades as a favorite of KC BBQ fans! You either love it or not. The location is part of the charm-a store front place just east of downtown. The sauce is unlike most Midwest style sauces as it's tangy and vinegary. Not sweet and molassesy. It's a... More 

Thank Lovestotravel0927
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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781 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of KC's iconic BBQ joints, Arthur Bryant's lived up to our expectations. We had burnt ends brisket, and pork ribs. Both were very good. Sides were adequate, beans, fries, pickles.....decent BBQ experience.

Thank RickMIusa
Blaine, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were starving after we toured the National WW1 museum. We had planned to taste test Arthur Bryant's and Wabash BBQ while still in the Kansas City area. But we were going to get Arthur Bryant's BBQ at one of the casinos; however, because we were so close to the original location after the museum we came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?