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The Original Mr K'S Barbecue

#383 of 1,590 Restaurants in Tucson
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue
6302 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-6031
+1 520-792-9484
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef brisket” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
6302 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-6031
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I won't say this is the best BBQ place in Tucson since we only ate in this one BBQ restaurant. However, have to say that the deep fried catfish was one of the best we had. Still crispy by the time we ate them in...More

Thank TibetVisitor
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The bbq served here is as good as you'll find in any restaurant. It's like there is a BBQ shootout going on behind this place and the food all comes right inside. The owner mans the shop himself. You'll find him and his staff to...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Don't let the outside fool you - there is good food inside. Recommend trying the combo platter - good tasting barbecue

Thank kdbauder
Reviewed 21 September 2017

What a disappointment. I heard Mr. K's had pretty good ribs, so I stopped by and picked up two rib dinners to go. Once home I saw that half of the ribs were way overcooked, like something that might have been cooking since lunchtime. I...More

Thank Lee Ann T
sugarayk, Manager at The Original Mr K'S Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Just to clarify which location did you happen to goto ? There is another place here in town claiming to be associated with us , but they are "NOT"

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

There is no better BBQ in the Tucson Area period. Mr. Kendrick has brought his long standing family tradition from Arkansas and made it a local staple. The restaurant itself has a down home feel and the food is unmatched by any local smoked meat...More

Thank Mosesmavic
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Work brought this in so the room was packed. Their food is always delicious and they're not afraid of big servings. The restaurant itself is unassuming, but their food makes your travel worth it.

Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I'm a southern girl from Atlanta, so BBQ is a bit of a favorite of mine. Mr. K's had all the right elements of being a great BBQ spot. Good reviews, a shady neighborhood location, and a building that looked like it might buy my...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The slaw will surprise you as it's more sweet with cinnamon in it but the spicy sausage is the best I've ever hand hands down! Slow smoked, awesome spice and sauce! Famous Dave's or Tony Roma's only wished they were this good!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The outward appearances of this restaurant make you feel like you may be in the wrong place. Once you get inside you all will be really happy that you stopped. The barbecue is amazing, with a sweeter spin on all of the sauce. The amount...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place knows how to cook pork. The BBQ sauce is delicious and the pork melted in our mouths. There's a small menu with other main dishes and the next time we go, we're going to try the chicken. We had a side of sweet...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6302 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-6031
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-9484
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