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Bigg's BBQ

2429 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046-4040
(785) 856-2550
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Ranked #39 of 252 restaurants in Lawrence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Lawrence, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Taking the oldest son out to celebrate a promotion of sorts we told him it was 'his pic' today for the meal *fingers crossed* ...you never know where we might end up ;) He chose Biggs BBQ - we were pleased since this is a place we hadn't visited before and BBQ sounded good to us as well. When you... More

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Every time I think of Biggs, I think of the free fries they serve before your meal to test the BBQ sauces. I'm all about spice, and I wasn't really impressed with the spice level of their self proclaimed spicy barbecue sauce. Other than that, all of the food there is wonderful along with the service. After five years of... More

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Las Vegas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Next to the KU campus in Lawrence is a BBQ joint called Biggs. Down home feel, staff very welcoming. Started wit fried pickle spears which were crispy, vinegary and hot. St Louis and baby back ribs were smoked and served dry, add your own sauce, of which there are 3, the KC style tasted the best. Sides served were cole... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

You can go into Bigg's on Thursdays and get a full slab of baby back ribs for $11.99. There is a lot of meat on those baby backs. They offer you three kinds of bbq sauces to go with them as well. The sweet sauce is my favorite. I highly recommend this place. I bet it is fun for KU... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The ribs were very small, one was burnt. The brisket my husband had was not tender. In my combo rib-turkey dinner, the turkey was tender but the ribs were tough. Told the wait staff and were given 3 more ribs like we already had. The baked beans were good, the other sides were just average. When we shared our impressions... More

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Western, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Food was terrific, prices were moderate, but check arrived before we finished eating, so I guess we don't want any dessert or another drink

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The barbecue is decent- nothing special- but you can get fried corn on the cob, which is pretty much a reason to go.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The brisket sandwich was a thick slab of “meat” so tough that I couldn’t bite through it or cut it. The “house” beer” was flat and rank. Worst meal I’ve ever had. Horrible. The service, completely unapologetic.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The atmosphere was good but the ribs werent what I was expecting. Conveniently located next to the bowling alley so that was good. Ample car park

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

On recent trip to Lawrence to tour the Kansas University campus with my daughter I was in search to provide her with a BBQ experience for which Kansas is famous for. After searching long and hard we decided on Bigg's which was very close to the motel we were staying at. She has had southern BBQ and California faux BBQ... More

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