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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Late Night, 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
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the ribs - if you know when to go!

We love BB's Lawnside ribs. By far some of the best we have had. However, like another reviewer we have gone a few times and they were so tough it was hard to chew them. I have noticed if we go on busier days and wait until after 1pm - we don't have issues. We get soft (fall off the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ginger M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love BB's Lawnside ribs. By far some of the best we have had. However, like another reviewer we have gone a few times and they were so tough it was hard to chew them. I have noticed if we go on busier days and wait until after 1pm - we don't have issues. We get soft (fall off the... More 

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Highlands Ranch CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have eaten here several times when we come to KC for NASCAR racing and the food is always great. Good size portions, short end ribs are excellent and the overall experience is awesome! Good location, easy to find. Highly recommend this BBQ Restaurant!

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Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Everything was good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was awesome. The beans weren't my favorite but the ribs were the best I ever had. They were so tender they fell off the bone.

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Washington, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited one Saturday evening to hear a very good band and sample the BBQ. We arrived around 9:00 and folks were waiting to get a table. The place was packed and the band playing. We finally got a table (many are long tables, so you will be sharing the table with others) and waited for a server. Sadly, the... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We had the Big Walter and the Little Walter sandwiches. Very good bbq and plenty of food. The potatoes and beans are good too. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. We sat outside and ate and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Late one Saturday night in Kansas City, hankering for an authentic BBQ and friends recommended BB's. A great blues band played, me and many friends crammed into a long picnic table around 9pm. Why do so many cities close down so early? But we called ahead and they kept the kitchen open for us (THANK YOU!) and we all chowed... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's been a few years since I ate at B.B.'s, so while in Kansas City MO, I checked it out - and it's still the same! For those who haven't been there, B.B.'s is my place to go in a town known for its Bar-B-Q. B.B.'s is in an old brick building like a small barn. Outside are covered and... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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428 reviews 428 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There definitely are no shortage of BBQ places in Kansas City. But, with the phenomenal live music at BB's, it's hard to beat this atmosphere! We went here at about 8:00 on a Wednesday evening, and had no problems finding a place to sit. The 3-man ban playing was fantastic! Our server was also very helpful in determining what to... More 

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Hudson, IA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was great...awesome BBQ and a live BluesBand to boot! BBQ Nachos were tasty! I got a little weird and ordered the BBQ Meatloaf and was impressed! The brisket and bbq combo in it will make your tastebuds tingle!

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Decatur, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were excited to go to this place to try some real KC Ribs. We had planned to go out that night and have ribs and listen to some good blues. However, we opted to run out for lunch. Sadly, we were disappointed. We ordered a couple of full slab rib plates. They came out looking good... all slathered with... 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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?