Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

BBQ Joint
1727 Brooklyn Ave (at E 18th St), Kansas City, MO 64127, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:30 PM (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
8.6/10

Based on 210 votes

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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 · 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Eric G.

    The burnt ends open face sandwich was killer...plus, a huge tong-full (or three) of pickles never hurt anyone.

    Eric George · January 30, 2013
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  • Carl M.

    Just another moth watering sandwich & fries too

    Carl Markus · January 29, 2013
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  • Carly F.

    Best thing there was the fries and we tried a little of everything.

    Carly Franks · January 19, 2013
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  • Taylor A.

    Burnt ends. Red cream soda. 18th and Brooklyn is the only way to go.

    Taylor Ambrosi · December 24, 2012
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