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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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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Great BBQ

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Wenjammer
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Martensdale, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Rio Rancho, 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We dined at the 87th St. Lenexa location. The service was quick and the food was good and warm. The burnt ends are my favorite. The slaw has a vinegar like flavor rather than the sweet flavor of most others laws. When added to the top of a pulled pork sandwich it makes for great eating.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Yummy yummy!! This is a BBQ staple for us! Always good and consistent. Hands down the best burnt ends...small chunks of brisket and ham cooked in sauce all day to give it a nice crunch. Mouthwatering goodness! Love the fried pickles, corn nuggets, and onion rings! All come with side of ranch and this is the GOOD ranch. Zardas offers... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Zarda is a fixture in Lenexa and has consistently provided a great experience for me and anyone I bring to the establishment. The first thing you will notice is the stacks of wood outside for the smokers and the smell, which is always mouthwatering. It can be difficult to get to the parking lot if you don't plan ahead, so... 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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