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Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company

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11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
+1 913-492-2330
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Class reunion BBQ!

We used Zarda BBQ for our 30th Class Reunion and was not disappointed!! We grew up on their BBQ and some of our classmates even worked there through high school. We loved it and there was plenty of it. Reasonably priced too! Thanks Zarda for helping to make our reunion even more memorable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
KCSunshine789
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Olathe, Kansas
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Olathe
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Zarda has been in Kansas City for a long time i lived here 30 years ago and they were well established then. The Lenexa location is decorated in an old school ranch theme. The menu offers a wide variety of bbq options for everyone's tastes. The salad bar is a nice plus. I usually skip the fries and sub a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I had Zarda yesterday for the first time. Now, we usually go to Oklahoma Joe's when we're in KC, but this time since we were just driving through we decided to try Zarda (in Blue Springs) instead of driving into the city. First off, we should of known this place wasn't very good after asking the employee... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We used Zarda BBQ for our 30th Class Reunion and was not disappointed!! We grew up on their BBQ and some of our classmates even worked there through high school. We loved it and there was plenty of it. Reasonably priced too! Thanks Zarda for helping to make our reunion even more memorable.

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Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We returned to Kansas City for a brief visit and I was able to get to Zarda's just before closing to grab an order to-go. Everything was just like I remember. We split a full slab...no sides, just meat (unless you count the pickles.) The rigs were tender, meaty with a great smokey flavor. A true Kansas City tradition. Note:... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If there's one thing people have strong opinions about in Kansas City, it's BBQ. Whether its their favorite joint or their own back yard technique, most will gladly go into the subject in depth. There is true passion for the pit. My favorite is Johnny's on Broadmoor in Mission, but Zarda runs a close second. I usually get a sandwich... More 

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Tulsa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I rarely leave a bad review but was surprised by how poor the BBQ was. Completely tasteless pork and not good beans. We love BBQ but this was one of the worst for us.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great neighborhood Bar-B-Q very clean and neat as well as Great Food! Wait staff is efficient and the counter staff are very friendly and nice to work with.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We catered Zardas for a group of 16 and had a good meal. We had the Rib Combo Juicy, Tender Ribs, Sliced Beef, Ham & Turkey, World Famous Baked Beans, Homemade Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Bread, Bar-B-Q Sauce, Ice Cold Kosher Dill Pickles. The catering was on time, warm and the staff helpful. Next time I want to go in... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

With KC being such a big barbecue town the competition is stiff. It also depends on how you like the taste of your barbecue. Zardas is good just not my favorite. There's not a long line like some places so it's easy to get in & out.

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norman,ok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i see all of these negative reviews, i guess they did not eat at the same place we did. we were traveling through the state and stopped here for lunch. The wife had the hog wild sandwich and i had the two meat combo, both were good with good smokey flavor, the regular bbq sauce was good and the hot... 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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