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Zarda Bar-b-q & Catering CO

214 Rte 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014-2727
(816) 224-7417
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Ranked #5 of 115 Restaurants in Blue Springs
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: 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!
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: 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!
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Cooper City, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Traveling through Kansas City, I knew I had to have some barbecue, but I didn't know where. On my motorcycle, from the highway, I could even smell barbecue from time to time, but I couldn't see the source. Then I saw a typical highway exit sign, and it had Zarda's on it. I thought, "Great, a chain store." But I... More

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Troy, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The KC rib plate was quite good. I especially liked the hardwood flavor in the ribs. Service was fast, food fresh & hot and the restaurant decor local. I love eating at local eateries to get a sense of the local fare and this location exceeded my expectations. I would eat here again if in the area.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stopped in here on July 18,2014 for some Kansas City BBQ. Very clean place. Enjoyed the meal and the price was reasonable. Staff was pleasant.

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Cape Coral, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Cramped parking lot. Stand in line to order at a counter. Intercom going off every few minutes announcing orders ready to be picked up by whomever ordered the food. $16 for an open faced sandwich, a root beer and two tiny sides (corn and baked beans). Worth about $8.50.

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Banner Elk NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I'm from NC so I know bbq. I guess it's just what you get used to eating. The meats were smoked really good, but they were a little on the dry side. The original sauce was pretty good and the beans and potato salad were ok. Both were different than southern versions. Sweet tea was sweet. This location was convenient... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I think if Zarda was not situated in such a BBQ mecca, it would shine more. We went for a weekday lunch and the service was quick. Brisket was good and the coleslaw was just as great as I remembered it. My dining companion, who always goes for burnt ends, said that they weren't dry (like they had been in... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Average Joe sandwich at Zarda's is awesome. I plan to stop there again in a few weeks on my next visit to KC.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've been an eater of various Kansas City BBQ places over several years. Zarda has had a special place in my heart(burn) as it was probably the first one I ate at (in Lenexa, KS). I've bought their bottled sauce to take back with me when I visit family yet BOTH of their locations seem to have that same poorly... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I would recommend calling in your Order prior to pick up and Transport to Arrowhead Stadium. We had a Burnt Ends Package and Brisket Sandwiches. Saves us from carrying a BBQ and all that out to Arrowhead.

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

At the end of our road trip, we spent night in Kansas City and saw a billboard coming into town for Zarda's BBQ. Since we love that food, we stopped in Blue Springs and had a wonderful meal. I ordered the rib platter for $12.99 and got 3-4 huge meat loaded ribs with two plentiful sides. I took and picture... More

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