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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
+1 913-362-8000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (44 reviews)
“cheesy corn” (28 reviews)
“burnt ends” (93 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
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Reviewed 3 days ago

do they do bbq? yes. do the meats come out cooked and edible? yes. does it have the smoke, flavour, and texture that makes a meal memorable? sadly, no. like its name, it definitely looks like it operates out of a functioning woodlot. during the...More

Thank world_weary069
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with a group of 10 and took up nearly 100% of the seating in the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was quick. My only food complaint was that "the carolina" (pulled pork and cole slaw sandwich) seemed to add...More

Thank RenaissanceHerbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard tons about KC BBQ and walking up to this place I was like wow cool. The place smelled amazing but the food was jus avg

Thank drdayoff
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This was very good. The cheesy corn was wonderful and the meat (between the four of us we tried everything) was good as well. The atmosphere is kind of picnic table casual.

Thank Goldylinks
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent and very tasty barbecue! I still cannot believe it’s not #1. We loved it! I had a sandwich and my husband got a platter. We were both very happy with our choices!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is the first restaurant my husband and I dined in as soon as we got in Kansas city. Wait staff were pleasant and accommodating. The ambiance is cozy and homey. The quality of food did not disappoint our expectation. A must as Anthony Bourdain...More

Thank julietas140
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Truly unique among the plethora of BBQ joints in the KC area. A ramshackle establishment that began as an actual wood yard for cutting up fire and BBQ smoking wood. It's now a proper, sawdust on the floor BBQ eatery that hits above it's weight...More

Thank Irrashimasse
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We discovered Woodyard BBQ three years ago. This is the one place we eat every time we're in KC. Everything my family has tried has always been good. We enjoy the tiered outdoor seating, but watch out for the sparrows as they'll try to steal...More

1  Thank Dale G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Depending on which meats you order, the quality at Woodyard can be hit or miss. We tried their ribs (delicious), pull pork (some of the worst I've ever eaten), brisket (dried out and flavorless), burnt ends (good), and sausage (OK). The quality should be more...More

Thank Max G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We have been here twice and loved it both times. Try the corn! The Burnt End buster, corn bread, hot wings, cole slaw, all delish! Love sitting outside by the smoker. Warning...you will smell like it when you leave.

Thank Shannon Z
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Robert W
9 August 2017|
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Response from DandLtravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi - don't recall the menu exactly, but it's basic KC bbq: meat and the fixin's (cole slaw, beans, cheesy corn and potato salad). Seem to recall fries and onion rings, too. Staff is very helpful, sure they can direct you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-362-8000
  • E-mail
Woodyard BBQ is situated in an old house in an old working woodyard. There is an awesome outdoor brick patio with our brick smoker adjacent. This is combined with a cool wooden deck, an inside room with AC and heat and our BRAND new beer garden. This place is the real deal. Come say hi!
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