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Smokin' Guns BBQ

) #59 of 1,156 Restaurants in Kansas City €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (68 reviews)
“burnt ends” (104 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
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Reviewed yesterday

Difficult to find across all the rail road tracks. Stooped here because it was a Dives and Diners stop. Multiple award winning ribbons for there BBQ rub. It was good but nothing special. It was a one and done thing for me.Glad I checked it...More

Thank sholl789
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here off and on when in the area of town. I was introduced by a good customer of mine as one of his favorite places to eat. The food is always good and the service is excellent. Great portions with the ribs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends while on a business trip. Casual, KC and Carolina style BBQ. Best beans ever! Mac n cheese are solid. Not the best known BBQ joint in KZc, but should be on your top 3 list! Beans! Mmm

Thank metdo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Although I wasn't as excited by it as Guy seemed to be, I thought it was pretty good. The pulled pork was excellent, but the ribs and brisket were just ok. I would eat here again,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch and was asked if we wanted to try the new patio upstairs. It was nice out so we did. It's so nice up there with a view of the KC skyline. This would be perfect around dark. I ordered the 2...More

Thank leebK8138YU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here for the first time and enjoyed it. Of course I had BBQ which was good, wonderful selection of sides which all were given good reviews at our table. Will go back here.

Thank Endosmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty solid BBQ overall. Had the Guy Fieri Triple D plate. It was a good variety and certainly enough food to fill you up.

Thank Robin03448
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Love Cue being from Texas and had to check these guys out!! Burnt Ends were Awesome and so are the Ribs!! These guys have the Trophies to prove it and the seasoning is Out of this World, I took a Big Bottle home and...More

Thank deandavis29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Kansas City saw Smokin Guns barbecue on diners drive-ins and dives went there for lunch today I had the burnt ends plates mac & cheese bites and corn nuggets they were all excellent my wife had the brisket sandwich special and really...More

Thank Stlrs00
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped on my way out KC because I had seen Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I got the Burnt Ends Plate, it came with a pickle, roll, and two sides,( I got potato salad and big beans). The food was all great as was the service,...More

Thank Jeff B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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