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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 #81 of 1,198 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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221 reviews 221 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Spending the night in KC and decided to get some BBQ before leaving KC. Heard of Lawnside and choose to givevir a try. Great dive bar atmosphere. Great wait staff. Wide variety of choices to chose from. The BB King sampler is the way to go. Alittle bit of everything and enough for two to share. The bread pudding for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

BB's has great bbq food and music. Everything we had was excellent. I highly recommend trying their bbq sundae. You won't find anything like it anywhere else.

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Leawood, Kansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have been to BB's before & I keep going back. This time our daughter was visiting from Austin & we decided to have a get together for a bunch of people. We had 12 people total & took over one of the long tables. The food was very good as always. I get a full slab & take half... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a classic KC "joint" for music and bbq. The music was great, and the bbq delicious. Service is a little slow ... but not too bad.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went to K.C. on a baseball trip to see Kauffman Stadium and watch the Royals play. We wanted to try some local ribs and had heard positive things about B B's. We were not disappointed as the meat was tender and the sauce was fantastic(some of the best I've ever had). Later on after our dinner they had a blues... More

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Hamlin , New York, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had heard this place was outstanding, had been featured on a t.v. cooking program, so we made some effort to get there. WELL worth it! We threw ourselves on the mercy of the waitress, Sydney, and that, too, panned out. Great selection of all main offerings. We had burnt end, full slab of ribs, pulled pork and enough sides... More

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Columbia, MO
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an authentic "dive" that is obviously a bar and probably rockin blues bands at night but we went for a weekend lunch and lots of families sitting at long tables. Food was good but my ribs were a tad fattier than I like. Fairly priced.

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our way back home to Pa, it was suggested by our son that we make a detour to KC and check this place out. It's back out of the way, but thanks to the TomTom it was easy to find. Don't expect a fancy joint as this place was visited by Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and is definitely... More

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