Kansas City Barbeque

600 W Market St San DiegoCA92101
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
11:00am-2:00am, 5:00pm-1:00am
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit
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Kansas City Barbeque is a restaurant and bar located in the harbor district of San Diego, California. We're known as the "Top Gun Bar", as we were the filming location for scenes used in the film Top Gun!
by binglocal on September 05, 2021 from binglocal

Member Reviews

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
by reviewboost on March 19, 2010
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
by reviewboost on March 17, 2010
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
by reviewboost on March 16, 2010
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
by ReviewBoost on March 15, 2010

Editorial Reviews

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...
by gayot on March 02, 2015 from gayot
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.
by by Amanda Knoles at Citysearch on May 30, 2006 from Citysearch

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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.
by foursquare on February 13, 2020 from foursquare
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...
by yahoolocal on February 12, 2020 from yahoolocal