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Smokin' Guns BBQ

1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (75 reviews)
“burnt ends” (110 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean facility and good service. Not the best BBQ in KC but it was adequate for lunch. Had the brisket. It was just a little dry. Sauce is good and my lunch partner liked the dry rub.

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in North KC and looked for a BBQ place to go to. When in KC you must try to eat BBQ. We found this one and decided to try it without knowing anything about it. It turns out that they have won...More

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with some coworkers. It was ok but not that great by Kansas City standards. In any other town it would probably be a go to spot but the kc q scene is pretty tough to compete in. I had the brisket...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wasn't a single thing our party of 8 didn't love. I think their big three are brisket, burnt ends, and beans, all of which we had. Loved the burnt ends.

Thank robynsjh
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Iowa, seen this place on diners, drive in's, and dives. Looked amazing....what a disappointment! The pulled pork was average, the ribs were ok, the sausage, were below average, and the brisket, was cold, tasted like it's been in the...More

Thank leldon
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

What has happened to this place? It used to be good, not great but solid. The BBQ was dry and most of my burnt ends were tough and over cooked. My college age son didn’t even like the leftovers. The steak fries were the best...More

Thank Duke D
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped into Smokin’ Guns because we had seen it on a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. It was an interesting atmosphere with some great food! The smoked turkey and burnt ends were fantastic! The brisket had good flavor but was sliced too thin for my...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The tour bus stopped for lunch. They have daily specials. I had a 3 rib plate. Great flavor and sauce. Comes with a side and drink. The sweet potato fries were a bit over cooked but it was lunch rush. Plus we had a large...More

Thank bbbs2016
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I'm not sure what the problem was. The turkey looked delicious. Nice thickness, etc, but I had to keep squirting BBQ sauce on my sandwich to make it taste like anything. It was just sort of tasteless. I could taste the BBQ sauce and the...More

Thank KClady1957
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We attended a group meal in the upstairs area several weeks ago. All of the food was served ice cold! I couldn't believe it. It was still tasty but I do think it would have been better if it were served warm. Disappointed.

Thank GoBeagleGo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-221-2535
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