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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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12:00 pm - 9:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Good food....great music!!

There definitely are no shortage of BBQ places in Kansas City. But, with the phenomenal live music at BB's, it's hard to beat this atmosphere! We went here at about 8:00 on a Wednesday evening, and had no problems finding a place to sit. The 3-man ban playing was fantastic! Our server was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Matt S
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Brighton, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brighton, Michigan
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401 reviews 401 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There definitely are no shortage of BBQ places in Kansas City. But, with the phenomenal live music at BB's, it's hard to beat this atmosphere! We went here at about 8:00 on a Wednesday evening, and had no problems finding a place to sit. The 3-man ban playing was fantastic! Our server was also very helpful in determining what to... More 

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Hudson, IA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was great...awesome BBQ and a live BluesBand to boot! BBQ Nachos were tasty! I got a little weird and ordered the BBQ Meatloaf and was impressed! The brisket and bbq combo in it will make your tastebuds tingle!

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Decatur, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were excited to go to this place to try some real KC Ribs. We had planned to go out that night and have ribs and listen to some good blues. However, we opted to run out for lunch. Sadly, we were disappointed. We ordered a couple of full slab rib plates. They came out looking good... all slathered with... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The best BBQ in KC. The best music in KC, the best waitresses in KC! Roof top dining, sunshine, live music and great friends...what else is there?

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Goshen, Indiana
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I got the ribs and skillet potatoes. Mine were great. My fellow diners got the rib tips and fries. They said the rib tips were tough and had a lot of fat. The fries were the mojo type with a batter and they were very bland. Packed in there like sardines but it was a Friday night. Music was great,... More 

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

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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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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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
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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?