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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
I eat here EVERYTIME I am in Kansas City

This is a Roadhouse, the food is the best and worth driving out of your way to get here, the music is great they always have someone playing, I lOve This Place!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Central Iowa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Was in KC for the Big 12 basketball tourney and visited several of our favorite restaurants. We had only been to BB's once before and it was later in the evening, so we just listened to music and had some drinks - no food. We wanted to try their food, so this time we went earlier and had dinner. My... More 

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Right Here
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a Roadhouse, the food is the best and worth driving out of your way to get here, the music is great they always have someone playing, I lOve This Place!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Love the live music vibe. The food is decent except the smoked catfish. Never order it!!! I have been here several times and the service varies a ton but they are always friendly. They need a better beer and cocktail selection but hey I came for the music.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
119 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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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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