Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

BBQ Joint
1727 Brooklyn Ave (at E 18th St), Kansas City, MO 64127, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 219 votes

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Total Visitors
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  • What you need to know
    Keith C.
    "Get the burnt ends sandwich with fries, and bring your appetite!"(39 Tips)
    Autumn M.
    "2nd favorite BBQ in KC - their smoked turkey is spot on."(3 Tips)
    Schuyler V.
    "Rib tips and short slab is to die for!"(3 Tips)
    David J.
    "When the Brisket is spot on, it can't be beat."(6 Tips)
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  • burnt ends
  • ribs
  • sandwiches
  • brisket
  • french fries
  • spicy food
  • pulled pork
  • baked beans
  • authentic
  • great value
  • family-friendly
  • lemonade
  • cole slaw
  • good for groups
  • potato salad
  • good for a quick meal
  • beef
  • pale ales
  • satay
  • Shannon L.

    The ribs are delicious.

    Shannon Loy · 3 weeks ago
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  • Paul W.

    The King of Q.

    Paul Whalen · June 7
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  • Terrass M.

    A fun destination to get some KC style BBQ

    Terrass Misher · June 1
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  • Rodney B.

    I've been coming to Arthur Bryant's for 30 years. The food is good - the portion keeps getting smaller and smaller. Used to be the food completely covered the plate. Nowadays. . .too much plate.

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  • Marc E.

    Thrillist Top BBQ List: Legendary KC joint - tear into a slab of still-amazing ribs that has sated great Americans (Brooklyn St. is original)

    Marc E · April 21
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  • John K.

    The presidents come here for a reason. Get a plate of fries to share instead of getting as a side.

    John Koster · April 1
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  • Autumn M.

    2nd favorite BBQ in KC - their smoked turkey is spot on. Brisket was a little too fatty for my taste. Great sides & lemonade though!

    Autumn M · January 3
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  • Olli K.

    First and last time. Didn't like the food at all

    Olli K · December 23, 2014
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  • Mike T.

    Its a must see at the Brooklyn Ave location. Casino's are not the same experience - by a long way.

    Mike Taylor · December 22, 2014
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  • Samuel

    Everything here is amazing. Absolute best BBQ in Kansas City, possibly the world. It is impossible to go wrong w/ rib tips (if available) or a combo sandwich.

    Samuel · December 15, 2014
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  • Charlie T.

    U better like a vinegar based sauce

    Charlie Taibi · November 14, 2014
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  • Dominic X.

    This place is certainly unique and a staple of KC BBQ, but I personally don't like the style. I'm a Gates man.

    Dominic Xavier · November 7, 2014
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  • El C.

    Everybody says burnt ends... Everybody is right.

    El Calixo · September 28, 2014
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  • Stephen K.

    Epitome of KC BBQ. Cheap, filling, zesty, messy

    Stephen Koontz · September 16, 2014
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  • Lauren M.

    If you're looking for brisket, order the burnt ends. They come slathered in sauce and they're de-licious.

    Lauren Melcher · September 1, 2014
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  • Alison H.

    We had the beef and ham. Get a two meat plate platter. They give way too much food for one person on the sandwich plates!

    Alison Hillman · August 31, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Tony D.

    Burnt ends are amazing but ice tea-not so much (these two go hand and hand for me)

    Tony Duke · August 25, 2014
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  • Simon K.

    Kick it old school - go for the ribs and fries wrapped in newspaper. Paprika-laden sauce is very unusual.

    Simon Kuo · August 25, 2014
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  • Chris N.

    Best place for ribs in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Chris Nixon · August 9, 2014
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  • CJ N.

    Long line and grungy but very good BBQ and prices.

    CJ Neagle · August 9, 2014
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  • Bob S.

    Burnt ends + rich & spicy is the move.

    Bob Specht · August 6, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    Skip the burnt ends and go for a brisket sandwich here.

    Serious Eats · July 25, 2014
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  • Bryan A.

    Beef sandwich. Burnt ends. Ask for extra bread to share.

    Bryan Anderson · July 19, 2014
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  • Nikki S.

    This should be a mandatory stop for all tourists! You will leave satisfied especially if you get the turkey.

    Nikki S. · July 6, 2014
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  • J C.

    Burnt ends! Get it to go to get a little more. Red soda!

    J Cho · July 5, 2014
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  • S R.

    Burnt ends yummmm

    S Rollb · July 1, 2014
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  • Wendy A.

    Splitting a combo with fries And a side of slaw and a lemonade to wash it down was Delish, and more than two of us could eat.

    Wendy Abshire · June 7, 2014
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  • Ali C.

    Favorite place since I was a kid!

    Ali C. · May 23, 2014
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  • Bill S.

    Awesome burnt ends

    Bill Spencer · January 3, 2014
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  • Victor Z.

    Get the burnt ends. Very good. Ribs had great flavor but were dry.

    Victor Zitron · December 29, 2013
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  • Colin M. F.

    I don't care how Midwest-sized you are, 1 sandwich = 2 people. Burnt ends are a must, with the perfect beans.

    Colin M. Ford · December 29, 2013
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  • Vasily K.

    We did not enjoy it

    Vasily Kuznetsov · December 17, 2013
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  • DailyCandy

    The legend. Some argue it’s all about the sauce. Others, the caramelized burned ends. Either way, add the cafeteria-style classic to your barbecue bucket list and don’t look back.

    DailyCandy · November 20, 2013
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  • Steven B.

    Not impressed w/ the pulled pork. And beef sandwich is not lean-- literally half of it was fat-- I picked it all off! A bit pricey too, but good sauce. Going with the burnt ends next time.

    Steven Borrelli · October 15, 2013
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  • Katy T.

    Get the Burnt Ends!!! Also mix the original and the smoky sauces for perfection.

    Katy Thompson · October 11, 2013
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  • Ryan T.

    Meat platter burnt ends! Nuff said!

    Ryan Timms · September 6, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    The pulled pork sandwich is not the reason to come to AB's; the Rich and Spicy sauce alone made this trip worthwhile, but I suggest trying it on the Burnt Ends or the ribs instead.

    Jake Smith · August 10, 2013
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  • Schuyler V.

    No x-country roadtrip is complete without a stop at the BBQ Mecca! Rib tips and short slab is to die for!

    Schuyler Van Horn · August 2, 2013
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  • Dean

    Basically everything is a la carte. And "burnt ends" is code for "unbelievable awesomeness."

    Dean · July 31, 2013
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  • Terri L.

    No what you want when you reach the window. They have no patience for those who don't what they want. :) #TerriInKC

    Terri Lundberg · July 26, 2013
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  • Michael S.

    Burnt ends were fantastic. Drenching them in BBQ sauce made them even better.

    Michael Seliske · July 8, 2013
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  • Brad K.

    You must try the Burnt Ends if you have never had it... I promise it will blow you away

    Brad Korn · June 22, 2013
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  • Jabez L.

    The sandwiches are ginormous...and amazing. Get pork over beef.

    Jabez LeBret · June 18, 2013
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  • David J.

    When the Brisket is spot on, it can't be beat. Today was one of the days that it can't be beat.

    David Janner · May 30, 2013
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  • Scott P.

    All you need is the rich & spicy sauce

    Scott Phillips · May 27, 2013
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  • Liz C.

    This is fucking awesome!

    Liz Conant · April 21, 2013
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  • Shawn H.

    ¡Burnt ends sandwich changed my life!

    Shawn Hinnant · April 13, 2013
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  • Patrick K.

    BBQ would be a safe choice....

    Patrick Kelly · April 8, 2013
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  • Steve H.

    It's not Pappy's http://pappyssmokehouse.com/ but is good.

    Steve Haefner · March 12, 2013
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