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Arthur Bryant's BBQ

1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
+1 816-231-1123
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“pulled pork” (125 reviews)
“ribs” (299 reviews)
“fries” (272 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127-2590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tasting BBQ sauce with a deep tomato flavor - - easy access on the way to the ballpark. I dipped my pickles in the sauce!!

Thank codieboo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were disappointed in the Kansas Cityy BBQ. We expected BBQ with a bark on the outside, smoke ring and tender inside. KC BBQ is not designed like that. The service was good. To each his own on tastes. We prefer Texas style BBQ.

Thank CiboloCoach
Reviewed 2 days ago

BBQ ala carte. Buy and eat what you want without the forced sides. No small cups of sauce, but full bottles of sauce on the tables. Gigantic servings, mounds of fresh cut fries, meat pulled from the smoker right in front of you and cut...More

Thank Darin L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I got a massive amount of food - at a fairly decent price but it want all I hoped it would be. The meat was room temperature, which was fine, but my fries were cold. The cooks were friendly and helpful but the man ringing...More

Thank Treatie123
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for lunch after rush hour but it was stilly busy. Ordered the meat platter for the two of us and a pint of potato salad. The potatosald and all the meats were fantastic, The bbq sauce was also great. The only complaint was the...More

Thank calmatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't matter if you have lived in the White House or if you are Hollywood royalty, everyone goes through the line to order at 1 of the 3 service windows in the rear of the restaurant. There is no table service. This is a...More

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at Bryants--The beef brisket was excellent as was the shredded pork. I went for lunch and the restaurant was busy. Service was good as was the atmosphere. Test the sauce before you put it over your food. To me the sauce was gritty....More

Thank fkars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my family the other day and we sampled their ribs, burnt ends, and sausage. The ribs were quite good, but all the other meats were average. The burnt ends seemed a little soggy, not recommended. I would have expected them to be...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed barbecue at the best from North Carolina's Ayden to Bludsos in Los Angeles. Some has been great and some, is at best mediocre. Resting on it's history is the nicest description I can say on Arthur Bryant's. Once it was the gold...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was definitely worth the wait! Fun experience, great food!! We waited about 30 minutes in the line to get food, but once we had it, it was great! The guys in the kitchen recommended the full slab ribs once my kids ordered their long...More

Thank Carey F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bob M
CAN THE Parking lot accomadate a 37 foot motor home?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Terry R | Reviewed this property |
There's no designated RV parking however the parking lot should accomodate the size of your coach. However, access and exiting very well could be a challenge.
Is it ppen on Sunday?
6 May 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in fact, I went on a Sunday.
will be traveling through.. looking for lunch and possible hotels in the vicinity
14 April 2017|
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Response from Chef-TK-KC | Reviewed this property |
For lunch there is a multitude of places for you to try. if you're looking for barbecue and want to go to one of the Kansas City institutions, Arthur Bryant's and Gates are both right off of I-70 downtown. Gates is on 12th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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