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Kansas City Barbeque

610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
+1 619-231-9680
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“mac cheese” (21 reviews)
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“bar scene” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got in to our hotel around lunch time and we were starving. This place was over the road from the Hotel so we walked over for some lunch. If the truth be told it seemed a little rough and ready, as though it had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mrouteuk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been to San Diego many times, but had never made it here. We are huge Top Gun fans and loved seeing all of the related memorabilia! We loved our food and the staff were awesome too! Look forward to going again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bsquared1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on lunch during a business trip and it was a lot if fun. The staff was great! Our food came out super fast. The Blonde ale was fantastic! I got the rib sandwich. It was a very large portion and the meat fell...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank E820BFjillh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are friendly and fun. If you are / were a fan of the movie Top Gun, this place is a must. The BBQ is average.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoAnn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed beer and wings, tips bartender Chris provided were excellent. Had a fantastic time would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maya0909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If we'd been warned that it would take a minimum of 30 minutes to receive our food after ordering, we'd have moved on immediately. As it was, we were seated under a speaker generating annoyingly loud noise (some suggest that it was music) and endured...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Billbaba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Top Gun fan then you’ve got to go to this little BBQ spot and soak up a brew while soaking up some Top Gun memories. You can sit at the actual piano used in the movie and hear “You shake my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank CalGal12345
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This is a really cool place in that it is the place where the “sleazy bar scene” in Top Gun was filmed. I asked our waitress how that came to be and she told us the story, which was neat......Not going to tell it here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This is worth a visit!! The bar is tiny and unique. The bartender was super fun and helpful. Top Gun fans will love the nostalgia. The food was decent and inexpensive. Would definitely go again

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Revkev93
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

In the land of fish tacos I found a bastion of barbecue with a tie to Hollywood. Across from the Grand Hyatt next to a train station sits Kansas City BBQ. A place famous for being the site of the bar scene in the movie...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brian G
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September 12, 2018|
Response from JasonDinKC | Reviewed this property |
You need to find a better hobby.
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Frances S | Reviewed this property |
I found it fun - I think they're trying to replicate a run down eating place/diner outside a military base.
September 8, 2017|
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Response from WearyTraveler57 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but I doubt it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-9680
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