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Smokin' Guns BBQ

1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (70 reviews)
“burnt ends” (107 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour bus stopped for lunch. They have daily specials. I had a 3 rib plate. Great flavor and sauce. Comes with a side and drink. The sweet potato fries were a bit over cooked but it was lunch rush. Plus we had a large...More

Thank bbbs2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what the problem was. The turkey looked delicious. Nice thickness, etc, but I had to keep squirting BBQ sauce on my sandwich to make it taste like anything. It was just sort of tasteless. I could taste the BBQ sauce and the...More

Thank KClady1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a group meal in the upstairs area several weeks ago. All of the food was served ice cold! I couldn't believe it. It was still tasty but I do think it would have been better if it were served warm. Disappointed.

Thank GoBeagleGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pah-thetic excuse for BBQ. Great sides. Friendly staff. Not BBQ! More like boiled brisket and sausage.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard this was a place to try on our BBQ and Smoke run in KC. This gets a middle range score, as the food was not all that smokey and on the dry side. The sides were average. We smoke frequently and feel that...More

Thank RainbowNM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a great place — back in the day it was a hole-in-the-wall and the ‘que was done by a master BBQ owner in a smoker out back. But then it was “discovered” by Guy Fieri on his tv show “Diners, Drive-Ins...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Out of the way from where I was staying but worth the trip. I’m glad I went. Tried the burnt ends. Really good. Plenty of sides to choose from. Friendly service and fast delivery of food.

Thank DrSandyD
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to KC I decided to try this place. While I understand that brisket is not exactly the specialty here in KC, I ordered a 3 meat (brisket, turkey and sausage) plate with baked beans and potato casserole as my sides. NONE...More

Thank Cazmandoo
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I do not recommend the beef. To be perfectly honest it tasted like one would imaging beef boiled in water would taste. No flavor, gray color, and it was in slices about 1/2" wide, no smoke ring or smoky flavor. It was awful! The only...More

Thank leapat
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Good eats. Highly recommend! Friendly staff. The ribs and side were all great that we had. Easy to get to and lots of parking in a good neighborhood.

Thank wtleblong
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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