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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: 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for catering

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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Additional Information about Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company

Address: 11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
Phone Number: +1 913-492-2330
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lenexa
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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