Arthur Bryants

Mentally prepare yourselves for the perfection you are about to witness.  Arthur Bryant’s is one of the most well-known barbeque locations in Kansas City.  The original location, off of 18th and Brooklyn in downtown KC, is accompanied by a larger location in the Legends area as well.


Arthur Byrant has been revered by many for his BBQ sauce recipes (Original, Sweet Heat, and Rich and Spicy) earning him the proud title of “King of Ribs”.

Kansas City natives aren’t the only ones who adore this cuisine, either.  Celebrities have been making their way to Arthur Byrant’s to experience the unique barbeque since 1930, including Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, George Brett, Steven Spielberg, Michael Landon, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Wilt Chamberlain…. you get the picture.

Many KC locals find themselves at the original location for a little authentic BBQ before heading to the Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, located relatively nearby.  On this day, in particular, it was just before one of the post-season games against the Houston Astros. The line was out the door, not that that was any kind of irregular occurrence.


You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. That’s why I frequently find myself ordering a combo sandwich so that I do not have to choose.  Usually, I get half turkey and half brisket, but you can’t get it without the order of fries.


Arthur Bryant’s gets a 10/10, hands down.


One thought on “Arthur Bryants

  1. Oh ya – This is the place. The place to go for the best BBQ in the entire Midwest. No joke. This place has been around for a long time, and even in a city that has gone through so much, this place survives. Must be doing something right.

    If you are ever in the area you must find this place and get some BBQ. You should also buy yourself some of their BBQ sauce to take home – oh my. Great post on this historic eatery.

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