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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 - 11:00 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, Late Night, 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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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good entertainment

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Bob S
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Pringle, South Dakota
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Pringle, South Dakota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing better than a cold beer and good BBQ. Enjoy a great lunch on our 4 th of July weekend getaway!

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Wamego, Kansas, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Okay this is hands down the best bbq in the area. Funky place that oozes cool. Great live music. Super ambiance. But it's the food that shines here. You have to come give it a shot. Service is friendly and attentive. Five stars for sure.

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Upland, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had dinner here with friends, and enjoyed it very much. It is not a big place but they do have a patio outside. We were early so we missed the entertainment, mostly blues. The staff was very friendly and I really enjoyed the battered fries. A minor problem was our burnt ends had a little too much fat on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love BB's Lawnside ribs. By far some of the best we have had. However, like another reviewer we have gone a few times and they were so tough it was hard to chew them. I have noticed if we go on busier days and wait until after 1pm - we don't have issues. We get soft (fall off the... More 

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Highlands Ranch CO
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have eaten here several times when we come to KC for NASCAR racing and the food is always great. Good size portions, short end ribs are excellent and the overall experience is awesome! Good location, easy to find. Highly recommend this BBQ Restaurant!

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Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Everything was good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was awesome. The beans weren't my favorite but the ribs were the best I ever had. They were so tender they fell off the bone.

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Washington, Illinois
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited one Saturday evening to hear a very good band and sample the BBQ. We arrived around 9:00 and folks were waiting to get a table. The place was packed and the band playing. We finally got a table (many are long tables, so you will be sharing the table with others) and waited for a server. Sadly, the... 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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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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