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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    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
I should be patronizing this place more often.

I was invited to dinner and music at BB's with my friends. To be honest I vaguely remember coming here back in the 80s I think. But coming to BB's last night made me realize I should be coming here more often, the food is great and so is the music. This place was on Diners, Dives and Drive-ins... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Carol D
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Overland Park, Kansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was invited to dinner and music at BB's with my friends. To be honest I vaguely remember coming here back in the 80s I think. But coming to BB's last night made me realize I should be coming here more often, the food is great and so is the music. This place was on Diners, Dives and Drive-ins on... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived as the band was starting, the inside had a very strong overpowering smoky (from the smoker) smell, we opted not to eat there and get takeout instead as there was a $4 cover because of the band, it was really loud and the smokiness was too strong for comfort. We ordered the full rack of ribs with coleslaw and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Not wanting to go into the centre of Kansas because it was only a stopoff for us but we were desperate to find some real Kansas BBQ. Whether or not this qualifies as real for some people I don't know but to a Brit who is satisfied with a cloudy day and a burnt sausage BB's definitly does the job.... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thanks to one of the Nelson-Atkins museum staff who told my husband about this place. We went on Saturday around 3pm and once we got there, the place was packed! We were lucky we got to meet Mama Ray - what a voice!!! My husband and I ordered B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ King Combo. It was just perfect .. we could... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Was a wonderful place. We would always come back. What a great atmosphere. Very authentic BBQ place, easy going, also for kids. Can only recommend that place. Even had live music.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed in Kansas City for a day and ate at two places. BB Lawnside and Arthur Bryants. BB's did not have the character nor was the food as good as Arthur Bryants. We had a pulled pork sandwich and an Original (beef). We were too early for a band so I can't comment. I wanted to "try" the burnt... More 

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Lafayette, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent. But for some reason the wait staff service was poor.(we ate around 4:30 on a Friday and it was not busy so I'm not sure why our server was so slow and inattentive.) But the food more than made up for that and I would definitely recommend it.

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Pringle, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Very authentic BBQ. KC style all the way. They also had a very good live blues band and "open mike". A couple of local horn players joined in. Well worth the drive.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon with a family of four. A blues band was playing and was being filmed for a documentary. Place was packed inside so we sat outside on the deck. Service was very poor only because they were understanding. Not sure why that was but employees were doing the best they could. Food was Very... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Live music and good bar-b-que, how can you go wrong? I was looking for a lawn to hang out on, and that was the only thing I didn't find. The music really is a plus, but you need to like the blues. If you haven't tried this place, you should.

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Additional Information about B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

Address: 1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
Phone Number: 816-822-7427
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
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
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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