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Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company

11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
+1 913-492-2330
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
“burnt ends” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food. Had a pulled pork sandwich and ribs. Was very good, not best I ever had but very good and would go back easily if in town again. Tough market for BBQ with a lot of choices and they hold their own.

Thank M_Smith17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just because it says "Bar-B-Q" doesn't means it's all sweet, tomato sauced. Zarda's offers a variety of styles in a variety of servings to please even those who normally avoid traditional Bar-B-Q.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my sister. I ordered a pork sandwich with cole slaw that was super good. Liked the original sauce. We shared an order of onion rings that were perfectly prepared. Very reasonably sized and priced.

Thank havaneseangel
Reviewed 1 August 2017

These burnt ends are the best in town. Luscious chunks of tender yummy meat. I will be back and I highly recommend. Good job Zarda. Your competition must be envious because the other gig in town, Gates, is just awful.

Thank tastytwinkie
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I came for lunch. This is Kansas City one of the best places for BBQ. I got a large burnt end sandwich and it was like being in New York. The burnt ends were hard and not at all tasty. I paid $14.00 for a...More

Thank Bill D
ZardaBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Next time you are in town, we would be happy to have you back. We would love for you to meet with our general manager, Suzanne, to talk about what happened. We hope you will give us the chance to show you how great Zarda...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Kansas City has plenty of great BBQ restaurants. Zarda is one option where you'll get lean brisket sandwiches and tasty sides. We've been eating there since 1979. I always order the beef sandwich extra lean with fries and either beans or cole slaw. The meat...More

Thank edventure5474
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Kansas City area has many excellent and very good places to get BBQ. It is a challenge to say one is necessarily better than the next, as the ones that are most well known are all great choices, and there are many superb choices...More

Thank Hugh V
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Held a family gathering in Zarda's back room. Delicious barbeque buffet. Extremely easy to work with. Sarah was so helpful making plans and accommodating on the night of the affair. We all had a wonderful time. The price was excellent also. Wouldn't hesitate to use...More

Thank jc z
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I did not appreciate being told after I ordered that there was a 50 cent up charge on two of the menu items we had selected. The portions were enormous and food was above average.

Thank Kirk G
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I work for Zarda BBQ when I was 16 years old it was my first job Steve Zarda takes a lot of care and love making his barbecue and sharing it with people in the community. My personal favorite are the burnt ends large chewy...More

Thank Wendy S
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Questions & Answers
29 March 2016|
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Response from Coreyan | Reviewed this property |
Portion size is good but not as plentiful as Arthur Bryant's.
5 February 2016|
Response from Kristine D | Reviewed this property |
I know they cater not sure about deliveey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lenexa
  • Phone Number: +1 913-492-2330
Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for tonight's dinner, an office picnic, a big family gathering or an important business meeting. Since 1976. We have everything you need to make your gathering perfect! Select from fork-tender ribs, smoked turkey and ham, and even our juicy whole chicken. Our tasty sides are always a hit! Whether you love our cheesy corn, famous beans or crisp cole slaw, we have something for every guest on your list! We offer catering or drive-thru pickup for your convenience, making your bbq meal easy and delicious! Treating out of town guests? Be sure to stop in for Kansas City's Classic BBQ - Zarda! With two locations to serve you in both Blue Springs and Lenexa, there's sure to be a Zarda nearby to cater to your needs - and bbq cravings!
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