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Downtown Kansas City, 18th and Vine And Downtown East
Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Barbecue

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Parties, Fiestas

Price Range : Average



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Corey W.



I enjoyed the variety of sauces and the ribs were good. The service could have been better though.

John L.



I had the sliced pork sandwich Saturday afternoon. 8 hours later I was throwing up. The prep surfaces were dirty, the staff was unfriendly, and the food was not that great. I was very disappointed as this was my first experience in real KC BBQ




Not too bad, but no where near as good as Oklahoma Joe's. Rather poor customer service provided on the phone and at the window to pick/pay.

M. H.


Great Sauces! If you like spic...

Great Sauces! If you like spicy they got it. If you like sweet they got it. They used to give you extra meat when you slipped a couple of bucks under the glass..that is until the Overland Park Yupees invaded.



Provided by Citysearch - 
DRY ribs, bad tasting BBQ sauce, pulled

DRY ribs, bad tasting BBQ sauce, pulled pork was TOO spicy, and rib tips were NASTY!! Ham was pretty good, but the environment was too loud!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
This was, by far and away, the most

This was, by far and away, the most disappointing barbecue experience I've ever had. What makes it worse is that I read all of the bad reviews listed below and thought they must be knit-picking or overreacting. Turns out every bad review on this page was absolutely, spot-on accurate. The ribs were overcooked and dry--obviously victims of neglect--and I had far better burnt ends at the Royals game. Clearly this place is resting on its laurels. They don't seem to care at all about their product which is really shocking for such an institution. Please, I implore you, don't make the same mistake I did. Arthur Bryant's is overpriced and just plain bad barbecue. I'm befuddled as to how there could be a positive review here, or anywhere for that matter. Instead, check out Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue. It's a bit more upscale (I was actually disappointed that it lacked the classic barbecue joint feel), but, unlike Arthur Bryant's. they actually know how to prepare barbecue.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Barbecue - Must Visit When in Town

Run, Don't walk when going to Arthur Bryant's. There sooner you get in, the sooner you can get in line. Just the right amount of time to make up your mind with all the barbecue choices.

Here's a tip: Do you want to know what to order? Just look around you and you will see what the other s have ordered. You can ask them what they ordered and how they like it. The people are very friendly.

I ordered the rib tips with fries. My plate was overflowing with ribs and fries. The ribs were cooked very good. Uhmm, uhmmmm!!!! Put some Sweet Hot Sauce, Uhmm, uhmm!!! I can't wait to get back.