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11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
+1 913-492-2330
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for...
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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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ribs and Que

Very good assortment of barbeque pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. Maybe others I didn't see. Order at the bar and pick a seat. Service was fast and food was tasty. A rich smoky aroma throughout the facility.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Genie F
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Wytheville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Barcelona, Spain
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I might give this place two or three stars if it were like in Minneapolis, but this is Kansas City and there is no reason to eat barbecue here. Thoroughly mediocre. There are at least two dozen better barbecue joints in town. The sides aren't very good and the salad bar is very basic and boring. It's a self-service like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Worst tasting burnt ends I've ever had. The cheesy potato bake was really good tho. The baked beans were ok. I tried all three barbecue sauces and didn't like a single one.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is the 3rd BBQ place I have tried in KC this week. I had burnt ends, cheesy corn, and beans. The burnt ends were dried out, old and tough. Probably cut from the flat on the brisket. The beans had good flavor but the temperature was cold. Cheesy corn had good flavor but nothing like Jack Stacks version. I... More 

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Martensdale, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Not only great BBQ, but their beans were amazing! Clean, service was quick and price is good as well.

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Crawford, Colorado
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

whenever I'm in town I always stop by and grab a slab of ribs and I grab a slab to take home as well.I have been eating the ribs for years love there BBQ

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Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After not having been there for a few years, this was a trip back in time. The restaurant hasn't changed much since my last visit, perhaps even getting a bit better. The people at the counter were terrific, offering tastes of the side dishes and offering suggestions. We settled on burnt ends and turkey; both were moist, tasty, and just... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is extremely popular around here, but there are a lot better BBQ places in KC that are a better value. Try Joe's Kansas City Barbecue (formerly known as Oklahoma Joe's) or Jackstack. They are way better!

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Wytheville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very good assortment of barbeque pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. Maybe others I didn't see. Order at the bar and pick a seat. Service was fast and food was tasty. A rich smoky aroma throughout the facility.

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New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While our portions were of above average size they were nothing to write home about. We normally visit several bbq establishments while in Kansas City we visited three this time....I would rank this one as number two.

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Lexington, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I used to be a pretty big fan of Zardas, but have been pretty astonished at how far they have dropped in food quality. We visited the Lenexa location on 87th street in Dec '14. Burnt ends were dry, tough, over-smoked pieces from the brisket flat (v tender morsels that can be obtained from the deckel or brisket point). Pulled... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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