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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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Today
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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Description: A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place where...
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    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
Blues and BBQ - what could be bad?

Great hole in the wall blues and BBQ joint; music is front and center and the BBQ is not too shabby either. Tables are long and you have to make friends. Service is great. small cover charge some of the time but it is worth it. Love the ribs. The Pulled Pork Parfait (dinner in a mason... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Steve B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hole in the wall blues and BBQ joint; music is front and center and the BBQ is not too shabby either. Tables are long and you have to make friends. Service is great. small cover charge some of the time but it is worth it. Love the ribs. The Pulled Pork Parfait (dinner in a mason jar...) is unique... More 

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Thank Steve B
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. Inside lies amazing food, awesome blues & a very kitchsy atmosphere. Great for those wanting dinner & a show.

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Thank Isndpd
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AWESOME !!! Very pleased with the ribs, coleslaw and the beans great flavor. Bbq and the blues a fantastic mix. Great service. We drove away from our route and we were not disappointed. Enjoyed every bite.

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Thank Amuze2u
Albuquerque, Nm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised at the relatively small number of venues to hear live blues music in Kansas City while we were visiting. However, BB's is definitely the place to go to get your fill of great food and local talent. We went there twice during our stay and were lucky enough to get to hear the Amanda Fish Band as... More 

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Thank lyrix428
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great BBQ, great band (may be too loud for some but we loved it!), great decor. Very authentic all around. In fact, "authentic" is a perfect work to describe BB's. Do yourself a favor and GO.

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Thank Sandy B
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is the best BBQ you will find in KC. Live music on the weekends is nice, but the BBQ is nothing short off amazing and reasonably priced.

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Thank Donna N
Kansas City, Missouri
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stopped by after the World Series Parade and apparently it wasn't an original idea, because the place was packed. Food was great, service good under the circumstances, The atmosphere was priceless. Way to go Royals.

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Thank Buck D
Farmington, Utah
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Started out by having to pay a cover for a band that some may like, but not me. They called themselves a blues band, but I would just call them loud. The service was slow, they couldn't hear what we were ordering because of the music and had to go get my bill to pay. We had chicken wings that... More 

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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A fun night. The band was excellent. Lead guitarist was awesome. The ribs were good for sure, but a bit fatty and needed more heat. Very thick ribs. They were a bit cool. The staff was outstanding. It was a "dive" but an authentic one. Open seating style.

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Thank Joseph M
Kansas
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A great casual blues and BBQ roadhouse. The rack of ribs I ordered was huge and perfectly smoked. There's a friendly, neighborhood feel to this restaurant and bar.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, 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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