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Hayward's Pit BBQ


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Burnt Eggs and Sausage Sampler
Whet your BBQ appetite with 2 of Hayward’s most popular smoked meats, together on a generous sampler platter.
Buffalo Wings of Fire
12 Spicy wings served with your choice of dressing.
Fried Chicken Tenders
8 Old fashioned Southern fried chicken tenders served with our own honey dijon mustard.
Onion Rings
Will definitely please your taste buds!
Fried Mushrooms
Breaded mushrooms, fried golden and served with our tangy horseradish sauce.
BBQ Sliders
Five of our Mini-BBQ Sliders, one each of our famous smoked meats!
Fried Pickles
Breaded and fried pickle chips served with the dressing of your choice.
(Luncheon Items served 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily) Pickles on request
Chicken Leg Quarters
Slow smoked and served with one side of your choice
Pulled Pork
Hand pulled, slowly smoked pork slathered with our BBQ sauce and choice of one side
Carolina Beef
Beef brisket slow smoked and topped with coleslaw and sauce. Served on a Kaiser roll with choice of one side.
BBQ House Club
Choose two meats with bacon and monterrey jack cheese on Texas toast with choice of one side.
Lunch Ribs
Five pork ribs slow smoked and paired with one side of your choice
Soft drink $+1.00
Luncheon Special
Small sandwich with choice of one meat, French fries, your choice of potato salad, coleslaw or baked beans.
Soft drink $+1.00
Luncheon Sliders
Two BBQ sliders made with your choice of our fabulous smoked meats served with fries.
One Meat Sandwich
Served‎ on a lunch sized bun with one side.
Bowl of Homemade Soup
Hayward's House Salad
Topped by shredded cheddar, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and savory smokehouse bacon.
Caesar Salad
With our own Caesar dressing, shredded parmesan and croutons.
Salad/Soup/Slider Combo
Choose two of the three! A small house or caesar salad, soup of the day, one of our sliders with choice of meat.
All served with the side dish of your choice. Pickles available on request.
Regular kaiser $9.99
Large hoagie $10.99
Ol' Fashioned BBQ Sammich Sandwich
Choose one or two of your favorite smoked meats and which bun you want it on!
Smoked Sausage Sandwich
Hayward’s famous smoked sausage served on a fresh sesame hoagie bun.
Hayward's Special Sandwich
An open face sandwich on a white bread with your choice of one or two smoked meats.
Triple Stack Sandwich
This awesome monster will take care of your hunger! Texas toast layered with smoked bacon, cheddar and your choice of any two smoked meats.
Brisket Burger
Slow-smoked brisket topped with melted cheddar, a crispy onion ring along with our tangy horseradish sauce, served on a fresh Kaiser roll.
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
Slow smoked and pulled chicken served dripping with our BBQ sauce.
All Platters are served with a side dish of your choice and Texas toast. Pickles available on request.
Smoked Rib Tips
Pork spare ribs Tips lightly tossed BBQ sauce.
Smoked Sausage Platter
Our‎ own Hayward’s sausage, famous for 30 years, sliced and topped with our signature sauce.
Half Smoked Chicken
You’ll marvel at the flavor of this luscious smoked and tender chicken!.
Burnt End Platter
Smoked to perfection; beef or pork burnt ends or a combination of the two.
Fried Chicken Tenders Platter
Old fashioned Southern fried chicken tenders, served with our own honey dijon mustard.
Get a big ol’ pile of your choice of our famous smoked meats and side salad.
Variety Platter for One
Choose your three favorite BBQ items listed below (sorry, can’t choose one or two).
Variety Platter for Two
Choose three, served with 2 sides.
Junior Variety Platter
Still choose three, just smaller portions.
All served with a choice of two sides and Texas toast. Pickles available on request.
Full Slab Pork Spare Ribs
One slab of our slow smoked ribs.
Full Slab Baby Back
A full slab of fall-off-the-bone goodness.
Beef Spare Ribs
A full slab of huge beef ribs.
Chicken Combo
Full chicken paired with your favorite sides.
Pork Spare Ribs
1/2 Slab of our fall-off-the-bone slow smoked ribs.
Baby Back Ribs
Meaty, tender, fall-off-the-bone goodness.
Beef Back Slab
Even‎ a half slab of our huge beef ribs should fill you up.
Long End Platter
Our‎ famous long end spare ribs with choice of one side.
Short End Platter
Our famous short end spare ribs with choice of one side.
Perfect when you’re going to the game or anywhere you want to enjoy great BBQ!
$14.99 Per pound
Beef Brisket
$14.99 Per pound
Beef Burnt Ends
$14.99 Per pound
Sliced Turkey
$14.99 Per pound
Pulled or Sliced Pork
$14.99 Per pound
Pork Burnt Ends
$14.99 Per pound
Smoked Sausage
$14.99 Per pound
Sliced Ham
Pork Spare
Pork Baby Back
Beef Ribs
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn on the Cob
Onion Rings
Fried Okra
Side House Salad
Side Caesar Salad
Pit Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
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
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're from Kansas City you can eat BBQ at a different place for a full year and never eat at the same place twice. So, what makes Haywards worth a trip? We went to their new location near old downtown Lenexa, KS and it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank blissfulvacations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is just as I remember from when I was a kid, I am 52 now and remember the location on 95th and Antioch. It is truly hands down the best wings and burnt ends ever known to man. We ordered the dinner for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NorthStar584741
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered online, food was ready on time and the taste was as amazing as the service you have from the second you walk through the door, keep up the great customer service and taste of great food. Would highly recommend all to go there. Burnt...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kristina R
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My mom and I make a trip to Kansas City every year from Tallahassee, FL. We always make it a point to stop at Haywards for their burnt ends and to take a case of BBQ sauce home with us.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed December 5, 2018

The new ownership & location is great. Food usually pretty consistent and the staff is very friendly and try to go out of their way to please the customers. Take out service is good too. Kind of the old "hole 'n the wall" type atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank prattenter
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch and food and service were amazing I ordered ribs and they were tender and juicy

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gusgonzalez1012
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

OMG is over rated but this is the place. I have eaten at all the iterations of Hayward’s and this is the best. Staff is super friendly. Best bang for the buck in greater KC.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveler30932266617
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It is tough tor ate this one as one of the top in KC. If you need a quick lunch bbq sandwich this is the place to go though, they will get you in & out. The ham is pretty good, otherwise they do not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank twhite22kc
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Ribs always taste great and fall off the bone. So good, we like to grab them on the way home (seating is limited).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank k0swalt
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is bbq. Nothing more, nothing less. My choice would be to drive to one of the best BBQ places in the midwest instead, which is 10 minutes away at 119th and I-35 - Kansas City Joe's. Treat yourself to their ribs, or their famous...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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