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Kansas City Barbeque

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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
+1 619-231-9680
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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240 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky that this was located near our hotel and it being the filming location didn't hurt either but the food was also a plus. Brisket and pulled pork were the best. Slaw was a little too vinegary for me but the beans and macaroni and cheese were delicious.

Thank JVLD
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the combo with the brisket & hot links. The brisket was a little flavourless & the sauce didn't add a whole lot to it. The hot links added some heat but again, not a particularly great flavour. Plonking all this on top of a couple of slices of white bread is a peculiar strategy, I would have preferred... More 

Thank YourTypicalTourist
United States
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a top gun fanatic I suppose you must see this place, but I doubt I would go again, too many other wonderful places to eat in San diego. Wait staff was very nice and prompt, the food was okay. But it got really loud at about 9 pm and as small as it is that wasn't my... More 

Thank Boatingmama61
Milwaukee, WI
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to check it out because it was right across from our hotel and because... well, Top Gun was filmed there. This is the scene where Goose play Great Balls of Fire on the piano. You quickly learn how Hollywood can skew things. The place is quite small. There is a bar, and only a handful of tables... More 

Thank IrishBrewer
Huntingburg, IN
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210 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top Gun was filmed in the area and the bar scene with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGinnis was filmed here. Plenty of memorabilia goes along with pretty good BBQ. It was not the knock your socks off BBQ but a solid choice for lunch with terrific service. It's a diner with a lot of character! Well worth the visit.

Thank lynk11
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Laid back and casual dining. Waitress was super nice. Ribs were decent. A little crowded with tables.

Thank Tammy E
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small hole in the wall place but a must see for any Top Gun fan. I love this place. They added some nice local beer selections on tap since I was last there.

Thank mtbdude40
Tracy, California
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a fan of Top Gun and I enjoyed the memorabilia at the bar/restaurant, but that was about it. It's a dive. Serious dive. I don't mind a dive bar or a greasy spoon from time to time but the food just wasn't good enough to make up for it. The clientele were people from all walks of life, which... More 

Thank Aimee B
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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452 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked into this place in search of BBQ. Discovered this is the bar from the movie Top Gun. Had a Top Gun Lager beer (brewed by Green Flash Brewing). Ordered a rack of ribs, a bit dry but excellent flavor. The baked beans and potato salad were good compliments. Lots of military stuff on the walls and ceiling. Really fun... More 

Thank Mark A
Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a tasty platter for 4 outside on a sunny day. Friendly restaurant. Quantity of food fed 5 with leftovers! Fun place to visit and take pictures. Street parking a little challenging. Conveniently located to other tourist attractions.

Thank Karl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-9680

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