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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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  • 9
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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
Just as I remember

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Brad B
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Coralville, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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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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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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