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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
816-822-7427
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Description: A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place...
A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place where BBQ Meets the Blues for more than 20 years.
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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for live blues, good food

Excellent place to listen to live music, food was good generous portions, drinks were good. There is a cover charge about $10.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
miajustsaying
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to listen to live music, food was good generous portions, drinks were good. There is a cover charge about $10.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited for lunch to see what this place was about. I was somewhat Leary because as a native of Kansas City, I had never eaten at the restaurant. KC is full of bbq restaurants so please don't judge based off this place. We were greeted at the door, you seat yourself, service was okay and food... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The doorman and server were friendly and the outside deck was perfect on a nice evening. Unfortunately the meats were processed sliced turkey and ham. The shredded pork was good. The sauce was sweet, the beans were sweet, the cole slaw was sweet. The only thing that wasn't sweet was the sweet tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We drove 6 hours from North Platte, Wyoming (on our drive back to FL) to have dinner here. It was well worth it! The BBQ sundae is delicious and my husband enjoyed the burnt ends dinner. My uncle liked his sausage too and the fries, both skillet and battered were great! (I preferred the skillet). Service was great and everyone... More 

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Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The beef and turkey sandwich was great. Love the BBQ sauce. 2 different servers stopped to give my 3 and 5 year old girls some crayons and activity books! Super nice folks and I love the look, feel and history. Prices are very good.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I am not a BBQ expert, but I know how good food tastes. The restaurant location is not near anything that would attract tourists. I saw reviews on trip advisor and food network online (Guy Fieri has been here) so we decided to give it a chance. The building is rustic and the walls are adorned with pictures and paintings... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was more excited about this place when I arrived than when I left. In fairness, I was really stoked when we pulled up. Three middle aged guys were playing inside, the place was packed, and it smelled delicious. The ribs turned out to be a little dried out. The music, unfortunately, was dominated by a woman (the owner?) that... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped for lunch on the way home from the toy museum. We were greeted at the door and told we could sit wherever we wanted. We chose up by the bar at one of the tall tables. Our waiter was very prompt with our drink orders. For food, I ordered the Big One on a bun. My wife ordered... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was invited to dinner and music at BB's with my friends. To be honest I vaguely remember coming here back in the 80s I think. But coming to BB's last night made me realize I should be coming here more often, the food is great and so is the music. This place was on Diners, Dives and Drive-ins on... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Arrived as the band was starting, the inside had a very strong overpowering smoky (from the smoker) smell, we opted not to eat there and get takeout instead as there was a $4 cover because of the band, it was really loud and the smokiness was too strong for comfort. We ordered the full rack of ribs with coleslaw and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-822-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

Description

A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place where BBQ Meets the Blues for more than 20 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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