1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.,
Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin once declared Arthur Bryant’s “the single best restaurant in the world.” Judge for yourself when you visit one of Kansas City ’s iconic barbecue joints, known for its one-of-a-kind sauce that adds a rich blend of tangy flavor to any of Arthur Bryant’s smoked meats.
The restaurant’s no-fuss interior hasn’t changed much in the decades since it opened, and when you place your order at the counter you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the kitchen action.
The food is the main attraction, but before you leave take a moment to browse the restaurant’s walls lined with memorabilia, including signed pictures from visiting celebrities.