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The Original Mr K'S Barbecue

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6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
+1 520-792-9484
10:30 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 of food you get will be more than enough take care of you all day.... More 

Thank Chris M
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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345 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 potatoes that were also most enjoyable. Very friendly service.

Thank FrequentTraveler696
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Had both the pork ribs and hit links both were very good! Love the BBQ sauce which we opted for on the side for dipping. Loved the smokey flavor which leaves the meat moist yet not do fatty. The exterior is rough but the staff friendly and the good worth the trip!

Thank S R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

So my wife and I landed at the Tucson Airport and were starving. My phone showed us this joint. Um, it is a little "rustic" to look at but the BBQ was wonderful. Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had, and the ribs were great. The brisket was just OK so I'd stick with pork dishes. Mr. K... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Okay, I tried it, the Southern Fried Catfish dinner. It was as I expected, seasoned with cornmeal just like I grew up with in Texas, good stuff! Oh, the BBQ sliced beef is good too, just wish they had white bread slices instead of buns; corn bread muffins are good.

Thank James C
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

In response to several recent reviews of mine on a couple of Tucson BBQ restaurants in which I expressed great disappointment in their beef brisket offerings, I received recommendations from several readers to try Mr. K's brisket. I had tried Mr. K's a while back and was unimpressed, but that was at their (now closed) River and Stone location. But... More 

Thank frankrib
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

My husband and I do try to stop in Mr. K's whenever we're in Tucson. He enjoyed their beef with sweet potatoes and beans, and loved it. The portions are huge, the bbq sauce fantastic and the guys behind the counter are so pleasant. They really want you to enjoy your meal. I had the pork ribs, fall off the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

These folks are very nice and accommodating. The BBQ is good but drowning in sauce. I'd ask for it on the side. I had a combo with beef, pulled pork, spare rib and added a beef rib. A lot of food and reasonable. I had double greens cause I really like them but these were a little off. Not bad... More 

Thank Ed S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

West Texas style, best sauce anywhere. Meat stands on its own, and some fantastic sides (the bbq beans are especially great). Nothing else in Tucson comes close. Both of the proprietors (Ray and Dennis) provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

Thank Jeremy F
Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Since we moved to Tucson, my family and I have searched for good BBQ. We finally found it at the Original Mr. K's Barbecue. The first time we had the family platter. There was more than enough food for 3 very hunger male adults. Since then we have the platters.The brisket was moist and tender with a nice hint of... More 

Thank Frank S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-9484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?