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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 117 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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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped by Zarda's on a busy Saturday morning and were lucky to find seating. Since we were passing through we had no coupons and thought that the check was a little pricey for our party of 7. The food, however, was good and our order came out reasonably fast. My brisket was tender and the bun was fresh and... More

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KC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Zarda's has, in my opinion, the best baked beans in the Kansas City area. The rest of the menu is very good, too, but you can't go there without having the baked beans.

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Cooper City, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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