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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Ranked #88 of 1,213 Restaurants in Kansas City
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
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: 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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped here almost by chance. We were driving to KC from Branson the next day and happened to be watching 'Dinners, Drive-Thrus, and Dives' and this place was featured. It looked good so we decided to stop. We tried the batter-fried fries and ribs. The food was great. The server was very friendly. A band had... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a nice little kept secret and great place to dine where you can beat the huge lines. Their BBQ rib ends are delicious. Definitely try their battered fries! They are worth going back for. You'll enjoy if you prefer the potato wedge type fries. They have a friendly waiting staff. They make their bread pudding in house and... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to BB's Lawnside BBQ and we're glad we did. The food was delicious! I had the pulled pork and my husband had the mixed meat sandwich both were flavorful of their own right and the sauces both mild and spicy added to the smokey flavor of the meat. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I could see that this... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We always like to try somewhere new for BBQ when stopping in KC & picked this place after some good reviews online & seeing it on TV. But after the lunch we had we weren't as impressed as others had been. The atmosphere was fun! But pulled pork was just ok, sauces weren't great, ribs were fatty. One of our... More 

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St. Paul, MN
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a rustic looking place from the outside, but the warmth of the entire staff and the clientele is refreshing. A place where families gathered on a Wednesday to enjoy good BBQ with a quality blues piano man and drummer making the environment warm and welcoming for all generations both young and old. The regulars are pleasant and friendly.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Passing thru Kansas city and after reading the reviews, we decided to try this place It being a Tuesday night the parking lot had plenty of room. We sat out on the deck and our server Sonya was right there. !! After a bucket full of blue moons we ordered the onion ring app. I had the sampler platter my... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a blast. Not only was the BBQ awesome, beer cold, atmosphere funky, service laid back but the blues were rocking'. And that was a Saturday lunch! I'm sure to be heading back.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Up from Texas to Cook in the American Royal and decided to check this place out. Very cool atmosphere. They have blues bands EVERY night! Stopped in for lunch. I had the smoked sausage sandwich. It was average and what you might expect. My friend Jerry had the all meat sandwich and it was on par or better. Beans where... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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233 reviews 233 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Completely blew me away - after a somewhat lackluster experience at another local BBQ place I was really excited to try BB's, which had come highly recommended to us by a friend who grew up in KC. Man, she didn't let us down. Great food, amazing sides, INCREDIBLE burnt ends, and a pretty damn good beer selection too. The live... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ran out of ribs before notifying us when we ordered. Took 40 minutes to get our food and it wasn't too busy, barely 3/4 full. Will not be back for a while. Rest of the food was okay, BBQ was a little cold when brought out.

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Additional Information about B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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

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