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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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Northern Minnesota
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband has been telling me of this place for years, I'm sorry it took so long to get here! Food is ordered and prepared right in front of you, and is very fairly priced for the huge meal you get! I had the daily special of rib tips and FF, while my husband had the beef sandwich, both were... More 

Thank The_Duluth_Kids
Leawood, Kansas
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428 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I come here once in a while, usually if I happen to be in the area. This time I was at the Jazz Museum for an event & came here after. The line moved slowly, maybe because it was late & they were short staffed. We placed 2 orders - one for me & one for my wife. I ordered... More 

Thank ALAN W
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first was introduced to AB's a number of years ago by friends who used to live nearby - their #1 Place. Now I go back every time I'm in town. (About once a year.) Love their ribs!! Nothing fancy at all about the place or their presentation, but as the long line on this Saturday night will attest: their... More 

Thank Wil D
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been eating here for 50 years. The brisket is the best in town fresh cut fries beans and coleslaw are all great choices for sides. The ribs are always tasty as well. We always get a couple of extra sandwiches to go. Can't wait till I get to eat here again

Thank radtechtim2003
Katy, Texas
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are from Texas and wanted to try Kansas City BBQ because they rave about it all the time. Several people, as well as the food channel, recommended this as one of the best places for BBQ so we had to try it. It was the greasiest BBQ we ever had. There was so much FAT we couldn't finish it.... More 

Thank bjliche
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Man You can't go wrong. The BQ is so good. I want to try everything and never have room. The beans alone I could eat. But I love the sauce. Don't get this back home. Enjoy.

Thank Kris D
Omaha, Nebraska
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Holy Grail for BBQ lovers and backyard smokers. You can't read a BBQ book without this place being mentioned. I was taken back to an earlier time once I entered and found my way to the counter. BBQ the way is suppose to be served in a building that hasn't changed much through the years. We had... More 

Thank Bob S
Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smoked turkey sandwich in my left hand as I type this, so please pardon any errors. The combination of what they manage to put together is amazing. Our family likes the Sweet Heat sauce the best, but the other two are good. Fries are overdone in spots, but they are delicious. If you're a bread lover, get a sandwich that... More 

Thank whittijoi
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arthur Bryant's is an experience all it's own! There are no words to describe, you just have to experience it! Be prepared for a long line, but well worth it! The food is great, and they serve you a gargantuous amount! You definitely will NOT leave there hungry! Best barbecue in Kansas City, a time-honored tradition! Be sure to check... More 

Thank Cindi K
Mosinee, WI
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line was worth the wait for this meaty delight! I had the turkey and sliced pork combo. My husband had the ribs. Both were delicious, and the portions were huge. Different sauces available at the tables. Enjoyed the atmosphere and pictures on the wall.

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?