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Smokin' Guns BBQ

1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (77 reviews)
“burnt ends” (113 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal at a great price. We eat here each year as we pass through on our way to visit family in Minnesota. Even though we arrived shortly before closing time, we were not rushed and felt welcome! Great fried pickles and entrees...More

Thank empress1950
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

First time eating here but having lived in KC for eleven years and a BBQ fanatic -- I've been around a lot lot of places. Slaw was inedible -- vinegar taste was super powerful. Fries were OK -- just lacking in character or seasoning. The...More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

great selection of barbeque dishes, reasonable prices..but service was poor to non existent-as wait staff got our order wrong, he had be asked several times for water and generally had a poor attitude..place has potential but not with current staff!

Thank jackpine2
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We had a gift card so we had the chance to try it, not impressed at all, especially for Kansas City BBQ. When you pull up to a bbq joint you should be able to smell the aroma of the food cooking, the smoking of...More

Thank BBQKing316
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at numerous bar b que restaurants in KC. This was a great meal, all the sides were great: mushrooms, Mac n cheese bites, beans, onion rings and cheese sticks. We had burnt ends, brisket and Turkey for meat. This is an excellent place...More

Thank beachbumBELLA
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Where to begin? When in Kansas City, you must eat bbq because they are famous for it. Well, skip this place if you want a good bbq experience. The first red flag should have been the lack of good smells coming from the restaurant as...More

Thank U1999QHlindaw
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It is my sisters birthday and we had seen this on Dinner Drive ins and Dives.We were very impressed. Service was excellent. We loved the food. I love burnt ends and this place was a lot better than Jack Stack Bbq by Union Station. Good...More

Thank Jeannette R
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Clean facility and good service. Not the best BBQ in KC but it was adequate for lunch. Had the brisket. It was just a little dry. Sauce is good and my lunch partner liked the dry rub.

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were staying in North KC and looked for a BBQ place to go to. When in KC you must try to eat BBQ. We found this one and decided to try it without knowing anything about it. It turns out that they have won...More

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with some coworkers. It was ok but not that great by Kansas City standards. In any other town it would probably be a go to spot but the kc q scene is pretty tough to compete in. I had the brisket...More

1  Thank Matt G
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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