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Smokin' Guns BBQ

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1218 Swift Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116-4012
+1 816-221-2535
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Order the ribs! Bought the platter and wished I would have bought just the ribs. Brisket, ham, sausage was all good. The sides were all really good especially the casserole potatoes! We all tried something different and nothing missed. Only thing we did not try was the pulled pork. Will definitely go back for more ribs they were 5 stars!

Thank Ron A
Vancouver BC Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Sometimes a person just has to do it. I had ribs and beans and the broccoli casserole. Spectacular! Our server was so friendly. The place was spotlessly clean. Basic decor mostly ribbons from BBQ competitions. But wow just super. Even bought a T-shirt!

Thank portou
Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Giving my honest review here. BBQ is just okay for a Kansas City BBQ. The area which has a lot others with better taste. The staff spent more time loafing in the service area rather than checking in the customer. Drinks went empty. Maybe it was just a bad day or crew and your experience will be better.

Thank Jim S
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Out running errands, was in the area and stopped for dinner. I've been here several times since they moved from the old building next door. To be honest, I like dives with good food, so I might be biased, but the BBQ just doesn't seem quite as good anymore. I had the two meat meal and the beef brisket and... More 

Thank Khagan G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kinda dead due to the impending 'Ice-pocalypse' but service was great, food came out fast, filling portion sizes. Good beer selection.

Thank crturboguy
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

WOW! To call this great BBQ is to do it an injustice. This is world class BBQ. The meat was cooked to perfection with an impressive smoke ring on the brisket. The sauce is a perfect accompaniment to the meat - The meat really doesn't need it, but it make the flavors stand out that much more. A Gotta Go... More 

Thank navyhmc
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The dishes we had were hit or miss. The burnt ends had a strange taste (like reheated from the day before)? The green beans were straight out of a can with the addition of some onions, no seasoning or bacon. Also the beef brisket was dry. Let down by the sweet tea, came out of a machine :(. The positives... More 

Thank Melissa W
Daventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Modern but authentic restaurant with great KC BBQ. Great service and fast, the place was almost full at lunchtime but we were looked after and quickly served. Every part of the menu was great, Fried Pickles were fantastic with a great crispy coating. Soft and tasty burnt ends, moist chicken, plenty of sides, home made fries. What's not to like?... More 

Thank spenrich21
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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154 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The burnt rib ends were fantastic. The Cole slaw was very good and the beans, also. The staff was friendly and out going. The atmosphere is top notch.

Thank Walldo
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We took the family for lunch at Smokin Guns and no one was disappointed! We ordered the nachos as an appetizer and dinner for four for our family of five. It was plenty of food for everyone and enough variety that everyone's taste buds were satisfied. Excellent service. Clean environment. Great price! We will definitely be returning!!

Thank Angela W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?