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Kansas City Barbeque

Kansas City Barbeque

BBQ Joint and Bar$$$$
Marina, San Diego
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    Steve T.
    "Goose sings Great Balls of Fire” at the piano."(2 Tips)
    Dave B.
    "Make sure you have a night train."(3 Tips)
    Wal L.
    "Great Bartenders , try the burnt ends !"(3 Tips)
    Mohammed A.
    "Tom Cruise pictures"(3 Tips)
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  • Angela N.
    Angela NelsonApril 5, 2013
    Atmosphere is great! So are the fried macaroni balls! Look out for the train shots-- $0.25 when the train rolls by :) and let's be honest, you're not here for the food, you're here for the history!
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Maddie LucasJuly 12, 2016
    Honestly, it's really sub-par BBQ but the atmosphere is what you come for! Take a Top Gun photo and buy a T-Shirt! Don't be too disappointed when you don't love the food. Nobody does.
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CooksonMay 11, 2015
    Go to the bar and ask for the shirt, it is glittery and amazing. You can easily skip most else though.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed Abu HajarAugust 13, 2020
    it turns into museum for Top Gun, the waiters will ask you to tour inside to see Tom Cruise pictures, but food they are serving, the Brisket was cold and dry and i asked to change the Hot Dog 👎
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MeismerMarch 9, 2014
    Mark the bartender made my trip to SD. He was the coolest and after Shots of Night Train on my visit it was a trip I will never forget. Thanks Mark.
  • Steve T.heart icon on user image
    Steve TancockJune 22, 2018
    Stumbled upon this almost by accident. Famous as the bar in Top Gun where Maverick “crashes and burns” and Goose sings Great Balls of Fire” at the piano.
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BoehlerJune 19, 2013
    Service from Reese was outstanding! The pork babyback ribs were dry and the mac&cheese was ok but the onion rings were very good along with the beer. It was worth coming here for the novelty and Reese
  • Jeff D.heart icon on user image
    Jeff DolanJuly 17, 2019
    I had the “burnt ends” and they were delicious!
  • Brent S.heart icon on user image
    Brent SmithFebruary 28, 2017
    Piano scene from Top Gun filmed here. Great people at the bar.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SoxxJuly 21, 2013
    Kraft makes better BBQ sauce. I would have been more satisfied watching the $35 spent burn on the ground. Save yourself and your wallet and head to PHIL'S!
  • Nate K.heart icon on user image
    Nate KingDecember 13, 2015
    Must see if you're remotely a top gun fan. The food was 'aight,' but it's a fun place
  • CJ J.
    CJ JacksonDecember 8, 2012
    Mac n cheese was okay. Definitely AIN'T the KC/STL bbq that I know and love. But its edible .... with a lil seasoning salt
  • Scott L.heart icon on user image
    Scott LustigDecember 30, 2015
    Top Gun! Not pretentious bar! What's not to like?
  • gabo c.
    gabo canalesAugust 12, 2023
    You broke my will, but what a thrillGoodness gracious, great balls of fire......
  • María T.heart icon on user image
    María Troncoso GibbsJanuary 1, 2015
    Their pulled pork BBQ was unbelievable. I seriously wanted more!
  • Zach
    ZachMay 27, 2014
    Onion rings are amazing! And so is are the baby back ribs.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BashoreAugust 2, 2015
    WE DID NOT CARE FOR THE FLAVOR OF THE BABY BACK RIBS. THE SIDES WERE OK ( WE GOT THE BEANS, SLAW, FRIES, AND ONION RINGS). WE LEFT OVER HALF OF OUR MEALS THERE WITH NO QUESTIONING IF EVERYTHING WAS OK
  • Lisa H.heart icon on user image
    Lisa HernandezNovember 29, 2014
    Pulled pork had no flavor... the only way around that was to douse it in the baked beans, then smother it with the bbq sauce. Pretty boring!
  • Kailyn G.
    Kailyn GabrielleDecember 29, 2012
    It was.... eh....? Definitely came for the atmosphere. The chicken was kind of dry but the potato salad was good. Personal opinion, just get a beer look around and go if you came for top gun
  • John C.
    John CarleJuly 21, 2013
    When the train goes by, don't be cheap. Buy the bar a round of shots.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HusongJanuary 3, 2014
    Try the HotWings - So hot so spicy so delicious
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChaudoinApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good BBQ and even better atmosphere! Make sure u get here in time for the night train!
  • Jessica A.heart icon on user image
    Jessica Albright-GardnerMay 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing onion rings!! ORDER extra crispy. Amazing!
  • Rodrigo L.
    Rodrigo LCApril 1, 2013
    Just get there to see the place, take a pic and leave. Food is not good. Sólo ve a ver el lugar y tomar una foto. La comida no es buena.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MarshallJune 22, 2011
    Best BBQ, reminds me of my home in Kansas City. Try the burnt ends! :-)
  • Jackie G.heart icon on user image
    Jackie GoadMarch 23, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious
  • Mario P.
    Mario PellegrinoNovember 7, 2013
    Try the Sliced Beef Brisket - Amazing!!!
  • Wal L.heart icon on user image
    Wal LyDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great Bartenders , try the burnt ends !
  • Jessica A.heart icon on user image
    Jessica Albright-GardnerMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great booze n onion rings! Great people
  • Jaime N.
    Jaime NicelyMay 7, 2013
    Service was great, atmosphere and decor just what I expected-- not the best food sadly!
  • Rick P.
    Rick PawlentyJuly 14, 2013
    Great ribs and best onion rings ever!
  • Steve W.
    Steve WoodMarch 9, 2011
    Just take a pic of the painted sign outside identifying it as the Top Gun bar and bounce. Pass on the actual product. Place was rebuilt anyways... pass altogether.
  • Charly B.heart icon on user image
    Charly B ReyesApril 9, 2017
    Top Gun lager 👍
  • Thomas j.heart icon on user image
    Thomas johnson JrDecember 7, 2019
    Take pictures have a beer just don't order the food. Not too good.
  • Joe T.
    Joe TillmanJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Rings and Beer, and it's MFING Top Gun
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen ChungNovember 11, 2012
    Have a beer, or two, or five. Mark the bartender is awesome!
  • Rogério E.heart icon on user image
    Rogério EstruqueMarch 4, 2015
    The barbecue are pretty good...
  • Karl H.
    Karl HageJune 14, 2013
    Go in for a beer, the bartenders are cool
  • Robert S.heart icon on user image
    Robert SmithAugust 9, 2014
    Probably the worst barbecue I've ever had. Brisket was cold, and pulled pork was just plain bad. The sauce had no flavor, and all I'm wondering is why the hell they decided to film Top Gun here.
  • David M.
    David MOctober 21, 2013
    Open Pandora's Box
  • Thomas j.heart icon on user image
    Thomas johnson JrDecember 7, 2019
    The staff are friendly
  • Alex L.
    Alex LoeraFebruary 22, 2022
    Mac n Cheese was the only good thing
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    JETSeptember 2, 2015
    The wait staff is very nice.
  • Chika A.
    Chika ANovember 5, 2023
    Baked beans and Peach cobbler.
  • Sadie E.heart icon on user image
    Sadie EdmondsonSeptember 9, 2016
    The pulled pork
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    cnelson ︻╦╤─October 21, 2013
    The jukebox has the full top gun soundtrack
  • J L.
    J LopezFebruary 26, 2011
    Save room for pie! The walnut pie is fantastic!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BullMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you have a night train. Plus mark the bartender is a rock star
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 26, 2016
    (From Top Gun!)
  • Jessica A.heart icon on user image
    Jessica Albright-GardnerOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing wings and rings!!
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