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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 #83 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was on the internet as the best BBQ in Kansas City! Plug the address into your GPS Or MapQuest it, not hard to find. BB has the best beans I have ever tasted and we eat BBQ all over this country. To date, no one can beat his beans and ribs!!!!! Please just try it, not to be missed... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My favorite BBQ and music in KC!! I have been several times and it never fails to delight ! The BBQ sundae is amazing!!! The boudin balls are very authentic, I should know, I am a NOLA girl!!!

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