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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 #84 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
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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80% Recommend
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English first
Overland Park, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The barbeque is excellent! The music is excellent! Service is just okay. Make sure if you go here that you have time to hang out and listen to the music, it will take a while to get your food but sit back and enjoy the entertainment, it will be worth it!

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Cuba, MO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was our last stop on a 3 day family vacation to Kansas City. We arrived shortly before noon on a Friday. Our party of 7 was quickly seated. Don't expect fancy and don't look for a private table. The servers are experienced in handling a crowd. Our server arrived quickly and took our order. Hardest part was deciding what... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been going to Kansas City for a while now for doctor appt sand thought we would bring out granddaughter with to hit the zoo after we were done at the doctors. Well when we left I asked a gentleman if he was local and where we should go for dinner. This place came right out of his mouth... More

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San Jose, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was some (if not the best) BBQ we have ever had. I split the huge big willy sandwich with my boyfriends mom and we really liked the combination of meats and sauce. My boyfriend had the burnt ends dinner and it was so tender, he only used a fork! The pit beans were "super, yummy good" The atmosphere on... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived around 7:30 on a Friday night. We waited 45 minutes before sitting then waited an hour once we ordered food. Then catfish something started playing... Way to loud for a small place. The BBQ was just ok. Not in a very good neighborhood. We were warned by locals to go directly back to Highway.. Do not get lost!!

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have to admit that the atmosphere, the music, the setting, and the folks are the main reason behind the high ratings. The food was good but was not excellent. Reading the other reviews, I don't know whether I didn't order right or just got a not so perfect cut. In our party, the ribs were received a lot better... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While in KC for a memorial for a great local musician I had a half slab of the ribs. They were fall off the bone tender and had great flavor,,all u want in a rib!!! I highly recommend u try these ribs if u enjoy great BBQ !!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Read about it on TripAdvisor and wanted to experience KC bar-b-que. This place is near nothing memorable, but the place itself, the atmosphere and servers, and especially the food, are just great. First time for me to have the 'burnt ends' that are a KC specialty. They were fantastic here, and my friends dining with us tell me that these... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for nouveau food in a trendy upscale setting, BBs isn't for you. This a true BBQ roadhouse located well outside of downtown KC. My family of four each picked different things from the menu, which was a great way to sample the range of many offerings at BBs. The burnt beef ends were unquestionably the best. Unbelievably... More

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Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went last night with a friend and heard Trampled Under Foot, a modern type blues band. Keyboard player was magnificent! Ate the Louisiana combo plate with gumbo, red beans and rice, and a rice and sausage dish. Pretty darn good! Since I'm a Kansas city resident, I know Martin City BBQ has the best BBQ, I didn't even try the... More

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