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Kansas City Barbeque

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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610 W Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6720
+1 619-231-9680
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As per the title, if you're a Top Gun fan then it's maybe worth a visit for nostalgias sake- but if not then I wouldn't bother. The food was ok- but served in plastic baskets with plastic cutlery & drinks are in horrible polystyrene cups. The staff are a little odd & most things seemed like a big effort to... More 

Thank Sarah E
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard about this and being a Top Gun fan, figured I had to go. Walking up the Top Gun ties are displayed a plenty. The sign at the front said to wait to be seated. I waited, and no one showed up. I was getting sun burnt and walked into the bar. For several minutes servers just walked passed... More 

Thank Tom W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the place after reading about it on line. It is across the street from the Seaport area. They have some posters from the Top Gun movie and inside is very like the movie. We sat outside and had "hot balls" and burnt ends. Hot balls were macaroni and cheese rolled in 1 inch balls, deep fried... More 

Thank Naples77
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering the hype and the wait, I would have expected great food. We went for lunch and there was a rush of people, but they seemed unprepared. We sat near the pickup window and food came back all mixed up. Staff was yelling at one another. When we got our food it was okay. But not amazing. Sides were so... More 

Thank Helen B
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner two days ago. Ordered the pulled pork plate with fries and onion rings. The meat was decent, the sides were really bad. I mean, I left onion rings on my plate. The worst rings I've ever had. Just totally soaked in grease. Bad grease too. Fries were nearly as bad. Server was friendly. Lots of Top... More 

Thank bigtwoheartedriver
Auburndale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems as though people are giving it a rating of more than one because of the Top Gun memorabilia and if you are a huge fan of the movie I guess that's a reason to go but don't plan on getting anything worth eating. Hubby and I have been traveling to San Diego for several years but this was our... More 

Thank hassette
Pensacola, Florida
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local spot. BBQ is great! Tons of food. We sat at the bar where Top Gun had several bar scenes. Cold beer and a fun atmosphere. Mac n cheese was very good and so were the wings. Must visit especially if you are a Top Gun and BBQ fan.

Thank marlin95
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was advertised in several of the tourist magazines. It had been the sight for part of the movie filming "Top Gun". The food was modestly priced. However, eating meat served on a paper plate, paper tablecloth and plastic utensils was a disappointment after the hype in the travel advertising. The facility is dimly lit and seems to be... More 

Thank Robert B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the "Top Gun" dingy bar scene. There couldn't have been a more fitting scene to be filmed here. We had a 10-minute wait before a hostess came to see us seated followed by a 45-minute wait for food, due to a backed up kitchen in a half empty restaurant. The food was okay, though my order of... More 

Thank Craig M
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told that if you like ribs and BarBq then get to this place and try it. Well we stopped in and it lived up to the hype! Good food great portions and friendly servers. The ribs are fall off the bone tender and the sauce is tangy. You get two side with a rack so I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?