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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 - 10:30 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, Takeout, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Excellent BBQ

I had the big Walter which is a multi meat sandwich, breaded fries and baked beans also came with the special. I have been to BB's several times and have never been disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Joey A
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had the big Walter which is a multi meat sandwich, breaded fries and baked beans also came with the special. I have been to BB's several times and have never been disappointed.

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Broken Bow, OK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and the live band was a wonderful experience. The bar-b-q nachos and the pulled pork were delicious!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is awesome. They have great blues bands playing. The food is outstanding. The atmosphere rocks.

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited on a Thursday night. There was a live blues band and the placed was packed with locals. Music was terrific! Food was excellent, plentiful and prices very reasonable. Food was as good as one of the local high end restaurants and half the price. I highly recommend this as a place to get real Kansas City BBQ and enjoy... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently stopped by BB's for dinner on our way out of Kansas City. We were so excited to try this place because of its reviews and its atmosphere. We were very disappointed. I mean, it's not bad food, it just isn't anything special. We had the burnt ends and they were rather chewy. They were also... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Live music. Fantastic food. I had the smoked catfish and it was simply amazing. You want to debone it real quick (easy), but then you have a large piece of amazing white fish, perfectly smoked and awesome!

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Johnston, Iowa
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167 reviews 167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been to several BBQ places in KC but this was our first visit here. The bulk of the seating is communal, so unless you get lucky and can snag one of the few booths, be prepared to sit with others. This was not an issue for us, but it could be if you came with a large group.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

What a great little place, Kansas City is known for its many barbeque places but you must try out B-B's. They have picnic bench style seating inside which is nice because you get to interact with the other customers I had the pulled pork it was fantastic and they have great music playing well your eating. Was just going to... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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