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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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Miami, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy Kansas City while working in the area, it has many great BBQ places. If you're not from the area you would not think to stop at BB's and I promise you would regret it. Very small and at first the Community tables were a bit of a turn off, but the locals are friendly and so accustomed that... More 

Thank Andre L
Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moved up North a number of years ago. BB's was no longer "in the loop" and with a VERY heavy workload, just never got back down there. Now have a new client about a half mile away so dropped in for lunch. O M G !! Best burnt ends ANYWHERE. Smoked meatloaf and baked beans will get in your head... More 

Thank Bob L
Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burnt ends are a must! The barbecue sundae was super fun. The BBQ bloody marry is worth going back on it's own. Great place! KC barbecue at its best.

Thank Foodcriticiowa
Des Moines, Iowa
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for BBQ lunch and stayed for 2 hours listening to live blues. Would have stayed longer but had to go to Big 12 basketball game. The meats were very tender and tasty and servers very friendly. BBQ sauce a little too sweet for me so next time will ask for the spicier version. And there will be a... More 

Thank Cytraveler26
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good people good food good atmosphere Food was extremely good! There was a band playing. The portion of meatloaf was twice as much as I have ever gotten anywhere.

Thank Debbie K
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to B B's for a Mama Ray experience which is Sat afternoon between 2-5. Wow! Amazing saxophone, flugelhorn, bass, trombone, keyboard, flute, harmonica...open session jazz experience! These are very talented musicians & Mama Ray a 73-year-old vocalist that runs the show with sassy authority & can belt out a series! BBQ Nachos, pulled pork & Rib Tips are... More 

Thank 2Justforfun
Olathe, Kansas
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little sweeter than most Kansas City BBQ, but still good. Atmosphere is great and customer service is top notch. Really enjoyed our time here and it was definitely worth the drive.

Thank the5kites
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

How does this place pass health inspection? The bathroom is so disgusting. You can get better bbq almost anywhere in KC. The only thing that keeps this place open is the music.

Thank skipperkim
Belleville, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

When planning a trip to KC, we knew that we had to try a bbq place. Red beans & rice on the menu made our decision and in the GPS went their address. When we pulled into the parking lot, won't lie, got kinda nervous. Opened the car door and got a whiff. Knew instantly that we made the right... More 

Thank Julie K
Sherrard, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and prices very reasonable for the amount of food you get. We had the burnt ends dinner. Very tasty! Added bonus - place was featured on Diners Drive Inns and Dives! Service was good too! And family friendly too.

Thank eyebiz

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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