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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
816-822-7427
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Ranked #93 of 1,221 Restaurants in Kansas City
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
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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Columbia, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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165 reviews 165 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to BB's Lawnside BBQ and we're glad we did. The food was delicious! I had the pulled pork and my husband had the mixed meat sandwich both were flavorful of their own right and the sauces both mild and spicy added to the smokey flavor of the meat. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I could see that this... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We always like to try somewhere new for BBQ when stopping in KC & picked this place after some good reviews online & seeing it on TV. But after the lunch we had we weren't as impressed as others had been. The atmosphere was fun! But pulled pork was just ok, sauces weren't great, ribs were fatty. One of our... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a rustic looking place from the outside, but the warmth of the entire staff and the clientele is refreshing. A place where families gathered on a Wednesday to enjoy good BBQ with a quality blues piano man and drummer making the environment warm and welcoming for all generations both young and old. The regulars are pleasant and friendly.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Passing thru Kansas city and after reading the reviews, we decided to try this place It being a Tuesday night the parking lot had plenty of room. We sat out on the deck and our server Sonya was right there. !! After a bucket full of blue moons we ordered the onion ring app. I had the sampler platter my... More 

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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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