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Kansas City Barbeque

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
+1 619-231-9680
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The wait staff is tremendous, full of energy, smiles, and willingness to tell you the history and all else about the KC BBQ. Food was good and plenty of it. Lots of choices. I had enough to make two meals. Decor is all about the...More

Thank sadlytrue
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time in San Diego over a 15 year time frame. We have gone to Kansas City Barbeque all three times. This time, I have to say that they have slipped. The food wasn't even hot, and wasn't nearly as tasty as...More

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Red ale. Enjoyed the BBQ brisket and side of beans. Indifferent potato salad. Lots of photo ops from "Top Gun" Basically a hole in the wall with good food and beer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bizarrely, I ended up driving a 400 mile round trip from Palmdale to visit, but hey, life is too short not to do wild things! It was worth it just to sit at the piano and relish the moment. The food was great, the staff...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ was fantastic, sat outside, even though it's on the main street, very quiet. Service and servers fantastic, we chatted w the owner a KU grad (my family had professors there) and we had some fun w her. not expensive.

Thank ppollockaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. It’s a San Deigo landmark. Yes. It’s a location where TOP GUN was filmed in 1985. Yes. There’s a lot of cool photos on the walls from the movie, and even some movie props. But if you want good barbecue, and I mean true...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably a good place for happy hour. The barbeque was not good at all and not a good representative of KS bbq. Their claim to fame is the movie Top Gun shot a scene or some scenes there. At least they had great...More

Thank cmoy2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is from Sept/16. We stopped there as it was in the Top Gun movie and it really is a hole in the wall. I wasn't a fan of the food and the place is more of a novelty dive bar. If you like...More

Thank Luckyduck2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a beer having heard of its connection with top gun, the batman Jersey, was really great made us really welcome and we ended up spending some time with the local patrons who were great. As they say here "good job" we...More

Thank MrBaz2014
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Absolutely a fantastic place to eat. The food here is so good and the staff is friendly. Next time I’m in San Diego I’m defiantly going back. A scene in the movie Top Gun was filmed here.

Thank Blue_Samurai8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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