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Smokin' Guns BBQ

1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (68 reviews)
“burnt ends” (101 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent trip to KC I decided to try this place. While I understand that brisket is not exactly the specialty here in KC, I ordered a 3 meat (brisket, turkey and sausage) plate with baked beans and potato casserole as my sides. NONE...More

Thank Cazmandoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not recommend the beef. To be perfectly honest it tasted like one would imaging beef boiled in water would taste. No flavor, gray color, and it was in slices about 1/2" wide, no smoke ring or smoky flavor. It was awful! The only...More

Thank leapat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good eats. Highly recommend! Friendly staff. The ribs and side were all great that we had. Easy to get to and lots of parking in a good neighborhood.

Thank wtleblong
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Difficult to find across all the rail road tracks. Stooped here because it was a Dives and Diners stop. Multiple award winning ribbons for there BBQ rub. It was good but nothing special. It was a one and done thing for me.Glad I checked it...More

Thank sholl789
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here off and on when in the area of town. I was introduced by a good customer of mine as one of his favorite places to eat. The food is always good and the service is excellent. Great portions with the ribs...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went with friends while on a business trip. Casual, KC and Carolina style BBQ. Best beans ever! Mac n cheese are solid. Not the best known BBQ joint in KZc, but should be on your top 3 list! Beans! Mmm

Thank metdo
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Although I wasn't as excited by it as Guy seemed to be, I thought it was pretty good. The pulled pork was excellent, but the ribs and brisket were just ok. I would eat here again,...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went here for lunch and was asked if we wanted to try the new patio upstairs. It was nice out so we did. It's so nice up there with a view of the KC skyline. This would be perfect around dark. I ordered the 2...More

Thank leebK8138YU
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here for the first time and enjoyed it. Of course I had BBQ which was good, wonderful selection of sides which all were given good reviews at our table. Will go back here.

Thank Endosmith
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty solid BBQ overall. Had the Guy Fieri Triple D plate. It was a good variety and certainly enough food to fill you up.

Thank Robin03448
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-221-2535
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