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Hayward's Pit BBQ

12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215-3509
+1 913-451-8080
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (43 reviews)
“onion rings” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (32 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215-3509
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to the new location in Lenexa, KS several times. As a long-time fan of Hayward's, I've been to all 3 of their locations since 1977. The brisket is terrific. The sauces (regular & spicy) are great. The ribs are not as tender as...More

Thank TSerTheBSer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live fairly close to Hayward's in Lenexa and have ordered their BBQ and fixings to go on several occasions now. I judge BBQ restaurants by how they prepare their Burnt Ends. If a restaurants Burnt Ends aren't good I don't bother going back. Haywards...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place came recommended from a friend. I felt the food was good but nothing spectacular. The best part of the meal were the Pickle Fries. We ordered the 3 meat platter that came with 2 sides, brisket, sausage, and burnt ends. Food came out...More

Thank Spidermonkey1441
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Used to eat at the other location when I would come in town to visit. We moved back to KC and ate there a few times but really didn't like the taste. New owners took over the business and moved to this new sight, which...More

2  Thank Gwen A
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had our kids visiting and ordered the ribs slab, chicken, fried green tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fries, and I forgot what else. It was a very stormy night at the end of their serving time. We did take out. The food was excellent, VERY plentiful...More

Thank joansbob
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Late lunch with my wife. We decided to eat outside in the smoke and oh is that a great smell or what! Our server was outstanding! We shared a burnt ends sandwich with fries and BBQ beans. Wow it was all good and you have...More

1  Thank Larry C
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Haywards has moved since we lived in KC 20 years ago. We lived in KC for 10 years and would go frequently. The "new" place is smaller and more like a traditional BBQ joint. The food is still AWESOME. We all ordered burnt ends platters...More

1  Thank identicaltwin
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited this place for the first time yesterday and I've never encountered a friendlier staff. As soon as we got out of car in the parking lot a gentleman shouted out hey, welcome, glad you made it. Then a random stranger walking out told...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

My family has been going to this place since Hayward Sr had the original one. I have always enjoyed this place. We stopped on our way through town to see if Eric, the new owner, was as good as I've been told. The food was...More

Thank CV64MM
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We went here late on a Sunday night for supper. We had 13 people and they treated us just like family. The 3 meat BBQ plate was large enough; for 3 at least. Great BBQ although Their sauce was more like N. Carolina than a...More

1  Thank Lydell D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lenexa
  • Phone Number: +1 913-451-8080
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A Barbeque restaurant, that was established in 1972, by Hayward Spears Sr. We specialize in smoke meats, most notably, burnt ends, which have been declared Best Burnt Ends, by the Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society. We are a dine-in or carry-out restaurant that will also cater any special occasion. The owner, Eric Sweeney, grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He worked for Hayward when he was a teen-ager, stoking the hickory wood fire. He purchased the restaurant in 2014, with the intention of bringing Hayward's back to it's Heyday and has been successful at doing so. Stop by the smoke house in the back of the restaurant to say hello, or talk about Bar-B-Que. Bar-B-Que is his lifetime passion, so you may get an earful!
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