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Kansas City Barbeque

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600 W Market St San Diego CA 92101
Phone
(619) 231-9680
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(715) 285-5687

Business Hours

Status: Open

Sunday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Monday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Tuesday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Wednesday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Thursday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Friday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Saturday
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am

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Kansas City Barbeque has been improving meal plans in the San Diego area with our flavor-packed meats, homemade sauces, and fresh sides since 1983.

As the name suggests, the Kansas City Barbeque is known for offering scrumptious barbecue delicacies. Located on West Harbor Drive, this restaurant and bar is locally owned and operated by Martin and Cindy Blair. Since its inception in 1983, the establishment gained popularity when it was used as a filming location for the much popular movie Top Gun featuring Tom Cruise. The restaurant decor is...

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Reviewed Business
Kansas City Barbeque
Reviewer Name
reviewboost
Review Date
March 19, 2010
Average Rating
5

Bring the whole family!!

I felt that KC's offered a great menu and good service. The food was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and menu for even the pickiest of eaters. Bring the whole family and they will all be satisfied and full Zack K‎

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Kansas City Barbeque
Reviewer Name
reviewboost
Review Date
March 17, 2010
Average Rating
5

Great Food..

GREAT food. I've been looking for a good BBQ place ever since I moved to California from KC (which is home to the BEST bbq ever) but nothing ever measures up. This place was the closest I could get to home. I had the brisket, which was good, but everyone else at my table got the pulled pork, which was better. Megan F Huntington beach, CA‎

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Kansas City Barbeque
Reviewer Name
reviewboost
Review Date
March 16, 2010
Average Rating
5

Delicious food!!

I usually only make it to San Diego once a year during comic-con.
This has always been a place that my friends and I have have to visit. Last year, I was really disappointed because it had burned down but this year I am soooo jazzed!
I love the lunch and dinner combos. I'm a carnivore and as far as I'm concerned the more meat, the better.
I really don't care that Top Gun was filmed there. I go there for the food. It's not classy, it's a bit fatty but it's delicious!
Dave M
Los angeles CA

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Reviewed Business
Kansas City Barbeque
Reviewer Name
ReviewBoost
Review Date
March 15, 2010
Average Rating
5

I had a blast there!!

This rating is NOT for food, as I didn't eat there but purely for the drinks!
Okay, so shoot me, I've never seen Top Gun (although after I went to KC BBQ, I was finally inspired to rent it). I'm the type of person who thinks going to filming locations is "cool," so I'm all about it.
We went here for a friend's birthday and headed to a PJ party later. So the attire is (obviously) casual. It was your typical dive bar (but also awesome). Lot's of locals, and the bartenders were really cool to talk to. I like a place with so much history so I enjoyed their stories.
Beer was SOOO cheap! And get ready for the "night-train." I don't want to give it away but when a train goes by, prepare to drink!
I really enjoyed this place. I didn't eat the food so I can't comment on that but I had a blast here. I recommend for the cheap drinks and good times.

Kate T
San Diego, CA

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Editorial reviews from the web (2)

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.Kansas City Barbeque Restaurant Review

An upgraded kitchen and smoker mean tasty brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis ribs and burnt end favorites are available. The usual suspects come as sides like corn on the cob, rings, fries, beans, potato salad and slaw. Another claim to fame: the sleazy bar scene in “Top Gun” was filmed here and this cinema trivia also draws a crowd to downtown's favorite barbecue scene. We like going in a big...

Editorial Review by Amanda Knoles

Scenes for ""Top Gun"" were filmed here, but the savory ribs and memorabilia-filled dining room elevate it to legendary status.

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Average Rating
100

Great place to visit if you’re Top Gun fans and if you like local vibe bar. Will meet bar tenders with personalities too.

Average Rating
100

A giant Uncle Sam is out front to get the party started.
Our first time here. We had the wings and pulled pork / brisket combo. Delish!!
We got the VIP treatment. Looking forward to going...

Average Rating
10

Absolutely horrible. Before you discount this review as just a bitter customer, please be assured I'm not. I try very hard to be honest in my reviews. That said, if it wasn't for "Top Gun,"...

Average Rating
55

It's worth going to just to check out the film notoriety. Went with a big group and there was more than one large group there so going to leave the service portion out of this one...so just the...

Average Rating
77

Well damn I can't remember what we ordered but Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire we found it, we finally found a spot that has great bbq!! Oh and the guy at the bar... super nice and...

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Kansas City Barbeque is a restaurant and bar located in the harbor district of San Diego, California. Self-proclaimed as the "Top Gun Bar", it is known for being the filming location for scenes used in the film Top Gun.

As the name suggests, the Kansas City Barbeque is known for offering scrumptious barbecue delicacies. Located on West Harbor Drive, this restaurant and bar is locally owned and operated by Martin and Cindy Blair. Since its inception in 1983, the establishment gained popularity when it was used as a filming location for the much popular movie Top Gun featuring Tom Cruise. The restaurant decor is...

Fun BBQ restaurant in downtown San Diego where two scenes from the movie Top Gun were filmed. Great local beer bar for locals and visitors. Full food menu served until 1:00am nightly.

Kansas City Barbeque can be found at W Market St 610. The following is offered: Restaurants: Seafood. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In San Diego there are 56 other Restaurants: Seafood. An overview can be found here.

Offering a huge patio with a terrific view of the harbor, this venue is famous for its role in the film Top Gun (Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis ate here in the movie). Clientèle ranges from curious tourists to die hard regulars who flock here for the "real" food. The barbecued chicken and rib meals come with all-American side dishes like corn on the cob, tasty fries, coleslaw and potato salad....

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