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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
+1 816-822-7427
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bbq sundae” (20 reviews)
“battered fries” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Music was the draw, good service but I should have ordered something else. My ribs were on the “raw” side and the chicken tough. More beers would have helped. The experience was priceless, the waiter fun and had time to chat us up. Music was...More

Thank Brn0ze
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want a very unique eating experience.try this place.Expect crowds. Great food. Best ribs we've ever had. Long tables sitting with lots of people you don't know. So much fun. Great decor. Service is good but a challenge since the room is small. Tons...More

Thank rickayj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Title pretty much sums up my impressions, but I'll provide some additional details so this can be published. Went today during the open jam to celebrate a former classmate's birthday. Since it's an open jam, anyone who signs up is allowed to perform--and I'm guessing...More

Thank TravelingmanKC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been heading to BB’s, when in town, for at least 3 years now. It’s still the BEST! Great music.Authentic smokehouse menu. Friendly service. No rush. Neighborhood rustic roadhouse atmosphere.. it’s perfect for a couple or a crowd.

Thank Strangemagick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I try to make it here about once every 3 to 4 months. We come for the music and also to enjoy the awesome food. Service is always great.

Thank L C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here once since we have moved to KC. Loved it. A friend comes in from out of state and wants KC BBQ. We took him here and OMG. Better than the first time. The ribs were wonderful and the beans are sweet,...More

Thank Beulah1985
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We come here once in a while. Glad we came this night. Live music......blues.... this night 2 great bands. BBQ is good. love their ribs. Service is great. You sit at long tables & never know who you will sit next to. Where else can...More

Thank ALAN W
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great honkytonk-blues bar and bbq joint. Incredible service. Nice beer selection served ice cold. BBQ is hit or miss. Burnt tip soup, bbq sundae and smoked catfish were very good. The ribs were unspectacular. Fatty. Very little smoke flavor. Not particularly seasoned...More

Thank Ed77077
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

As far as BBQ goes in my opinion there is better tasting BBQ in the KC area. But if your looking for better than average BBQ paired with some good music and a relaxed fun atmosphere, this is the place. Every time we’ve gone we’ve...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The mixed meat sandwich is delicious and the bbq beans have a little kick to them. I have been here in the evenings for the music, but it was quite a treat to stop in for lunch.

Thank 426audreyn
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25 May 2016|
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Response from Bullfrog1976 | Reviewed this property |
It is most definitely okay for a 7 and 9 year old . The seating is odd . It has four long rows of picnic style tables . So if it is busy you or your loved ones might end up setting next to a stranger but the atmosphere lets... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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