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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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$$ - $$$
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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
+1 816-822-7427
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic burnt ends! I don't typically like fries but theirs are like battered and fried again, super unique and tasty. The live music is a great addition to the atmosphere of the place.

Thank tvnsow
Fort Collins, Colorado
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kinda sketchy area, this looks like the stereotypical roadhouse. BUT THEN: Community style picnic tables with checkerboard tablecloths (of course!). We witnessed a huge group (12+) of incredibly talented musicians and singers, when the emcee read off their cred we were blown away. They played and played and we did not want to leave. Blues, Motown, southern rock as professional... More 

Thank dmogie
Hays, Kansas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place from the ambiance to the food to the people who GET to work there. Everything is delicious. I always get the Kings Combo to try a little of it all. For some reason, the potato wedges go perfectly dipped in the beans. Trust me on that. The only downfall is that, at times, it's incredibly loud... More 

Thank jeeperdude
Leawood, Kansas
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

BB's has good food and a fabulous old-time roadhouse ambience (REALLY old-time, not manufactured -- they've EARNED all the posters and clippings and other crap on the walls). The only thing phony about BB's is the "lawnside" -- if there's a lawn, it's on the back side and no one has ever seen it. But "lawnside" sounds much nicer than... More 

Thank mrb394ever
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a classic bbq joint a little rough in all the right ways. Great food, live music, and outstanding service. I would highly recommend the jambalaya. We also had the burnt ends and they were great.

Thank MemoryCamera
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Meat was amazing. Hot BBQ sauce was the best. For sure get Burnt tips or pulled pork sandwich. For sure will come back.

Thank Sarah B
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by after a recommendation from another family and we are excited that we did! Great friendly atmosphere! The owner walked around talking with us... and the waitress was friendly and kept our drinks full. We ordered the Burnt End Dinner, The Big One sandwich and the BB's King Combo. All were delicious!! The mild sauce had a sweet... More 

Thank Cheri W
Kansas City, Kansas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A quirky joint off the beaten path. Super BBQ, great service and a friendly atmosphere. Come early on the nights they have a live band.

Thank KC_Friar
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I can't wait to go back already! The pulled pork is done about as good as it gets here. The experience starts with the smell as you pull up and continues with live blues inside. Don't miss this.

Thank RazorbackTraveler
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Order what Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives ate: Burnt Ends (which I had - YUMMO YUMMO YUMMO!!!) or a BBQ Sundae (which a friend ordered and left not a spoonful). Purposely went on a Wed evening to be able to catch some blues, too. Guy went: definitely "dive-y"; so what if you're packed in at 8' banquet... More 

Thank Stefanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-822-7427
A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place where BBQ Meets the Blues for more than 20 years.

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