Thrillist Top BBQ List: Legendary KC joint - tear into a slab of still-amazing ribs that has sated great Americans (Brooklyn St. is original)
The presidents come here for a reason. Get a plate of fries to share instead of getting as a side.
2nd favorite BBQ in KC - their smoked turkey is spot on. Brisket was a little too fatty for my taste. Great sides & lemonade though!
First and last time. Didn't like the food at all
Its a must see at the Brooklyn Ave location. Casino's are not the same experience - by a long way.
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.
U better like a vinegar based sauce
This place is certainly unique and a staple of KC BBQ, but I personally don't like the style. I'm a Gates man.
Everybody says burnt ends... Everybody is right.
Epitome of KC BBQ. Cheap, filling, zesty, messy
If you're looking for brisket, order the burnt ends. They come slathered in sauce and they're de-licious.
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!
Burnt ends are amazing but ice tea-not so much (these two go hand and hand for me)
Kick it old school - go for the ribs and fries wrapped in newspaper. Paprika-laden sauce is very unusual.
Best place for ribs in Kansas City, Missouri.
Long line and grungy but very good BBQ and prices.
Burnt ends + rich & spicy is the move.
Skip the burnt ends and go for a brisket sandwich here.
Beef sandwich. Burnt ends. Ask for extra bread to share.
This should be a mandatory stop for all tourists! You will leave satisfied especially if you get the turkey.
Burnt ends! Get it to go to get a little more. Red soda!
Burnt ends yummmm
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.
Favorite place since I was a kid!
Awesome burnt ends
Get the burnt ends. Very good. Ribs had great flavor but were dry.
I don't care how Midwest-sized you are, 1 sandwich = 2 people. Burnt ends are a must, with the perfect beans.
We did not enjoy it
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.
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.
Get the Burnt Ends!!! Also mix the original and the smoky sauces for perfection.
Meat platter burnt ends! Nuff said!
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.
No x-country roadtrip is complete without a stop at the BBQ Mecca! Rib tips and short slab is to die for!
Basically everything is a la carte. And "burnt ends" is code for "unbelievable awesomeness."
No what you want when you reach the window. They have no patience for those who don't what they want. :) #TerriInKC
Burnt ends were fantastic. Drenching them in BBQ sauce made them even better.
You must try the Burnt Ends if you have never had it... I promise it will blow you away
The sandwiches are ginormous...and amazing. Get pork over beef.
When the Brisket is spot on, it can't be beat. Today was one of the days that it can't be beat.
All you need is the rich & spicy sauce
This is fucking awesome!
¡Burnt ends sandwich changed my life!
BBQ would be a safe choice....
It's not Pappy's
The burnt ends open face sandwich was killer...plus, a huge tong-full (or three) of pickles never hurt anyone.
Just another moth watering sandwich & fries too
Best thing there was the fries and we tried a little of everything.
Burnt ends. Red cream soda. 18th and Brooklyn is the only way to go.