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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

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3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
+1 913-362-8000
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is authentic as it should be! I've read some other posts and they're correct. It does have a small dining area. I didn't go there to sit! I drove an hour and half round trip to eat. And eat I did. It's a house on the side of the road. The road out front was under construction so I... More 

Thank MClaytonCarson
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Woodyard BBQ a few times. This is where I get my BBQ wood. Everything I've tried has been good and has a great smoke flavor. The side dishes were good also. If you're in the area this is a good place to stop and try the Q.

Thank Chef-TK-KC
Dayton, Ohio
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175 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a few colleagues with me who had never been to Woodyard before and I was in town for the first time in a few months. All voted for Woodyard. As usual the food is excellent and was recently voted as a top 8 BBQ joint in Kansas City. I ordered a Burnt Ends Buster with fries and beans... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After this place was featured on Diner's Drive-in's & Dives, I tried it out, I wasn't real impressed with their small dining area I was served chicken right off of the smoker and it looked wonderful but when I cut into it, it wasn't completely cooked. Their ribs were really good though, so if you go I recommend these to... More 

Thank Ed D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We NEEDED good Kansas City Bar-B-Que...What a treat here! Friendly atmosphere and EXCELLENT food! Of course, I tasted from everyone's plates. We had the baby back and spare ribs with sides. The ribs were amazing...the sauce (hot, of course) was a wonderful smoky blend. For sides: First, I would recommend the cole slaw. There are many types of cole slaw... More 

Thank Barbie48025
Joliet, Illinois
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are visiting from Chicago and asked a local for a lunch recommendation... we are so happy he suggested Woodyard! When we pulled up, we were a bit surprised by the appearance (small shack), but it did not disappoint! We had the Carolina pulled pork sandwich and the burnt ends plate. Would highly recommend both! Great for... More 

Thank mkcro16
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place on the food channel some time ago and finally got to try it. Definitely lives up to the hype! We came in and got the pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich, and burnt end chili. The sandwiches were good with a great smokey flavor, but the burnt end chili was out of this world. The burnt ends... More 

Thank SpectralJackal
Leawood, Kansas
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430 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the first time I went here. I've heard about it for a long time but because it's not near work or home, I keep putting off. It was worth the trip. I came with a friend for lunch. You walk up to the counter, order your food, & they bring it to your table. When we arrived there... More 

Thank ALAN W
kansas city
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

As I drive Merriam Lane often, irresistible smells dominate the 3000 block. I stopped in and now I make this one of my regular haunts. There are so many choices of bar-b-que in Kansas City and most all are tasty. Woodyard particularly stands out as one of the bet for its smoking process. The owners are constantly outside among the... More 

Thank epirotiki
Lenexa, Kansas
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A large group 50+ went here last week. Many had sandwichs but I choose Babyback Ribs...sooo good! Didn't need no stinkin sauce😀 Super tasty, order at the counter and they brought it to me. 4 ribs and fries.... so was it good? The correct question is "would you order them again?"... In a heartbeat❗You got to try them.

Thank Larry C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?