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Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company

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11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
+1 913-492-2330
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for...
Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for tonight's dinner, an office picnic, a big family gathering or an important business meeting. Since 1976.

We have everything you need to make your gathering perfect! Select from fork-tender ribs, smoked turkey and ham, and even our juicy whole chicken. Our tasty sides are always a hit! Whether you love our cheesy corn, famous beans or crisp cole slaw, we have something for every guest on your list!

We offer catering or drive-thru pickup for your convenience, making your bbq meal easy and delicious! Treating out of town guests? Be sure to stop in for Kansas City's Classic BBQ - Zarda!

With two locations to serve you in both Blue Springs and Lenexa, there's sure to be a Zarda nearby to cater to your needs - and bbq cravings!
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ!

This was my first visit to this local chain. ATMOSPHERE: A lot of reclaimed barnwood makes the place feel and look pretty rustic with a chuck wagon flare. The process is an order - first and take a number kind of seating. I think there is a large fresh salad bar, but we didn't sit on that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Adam S
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Colorado
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ribs here are pretty good - cooked well, seasoned right and big. I get my ribs dry and would advise that here (not keen on the sauce. The burnt ends are a little strange and come smothered in sauce (no option to have dry), Not the worst BBQ but not the best either.

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Thank P055um
Orlando, Florida
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143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My family thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal at Zarda BBQ! They really know how to make barbecue beef Great quality and very lean not to mention the yummy sides. I cannot recommend Zarda enough for a real taste of kansascity barbecue

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Thank bustrorl
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to this local chain. ATMOSPHERE: A lot of reclaimed barnwood makes the place feel and look pretty rustic with a chuck wagon flare. The process is an order - first and take a number kind of seating. I think there is a large fresh salad bar, but we didn't sit on that side of the... More 

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Thank Adam S
Lenexa, Kansas
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We ordered a slab of ribs and 2 order of fries to go. The ribs were meaty. Extra sauce was also included in the order. Zarda's serve steak fries. The meal was tasty and filling. I did think the price is a little higher than other bar-b-q places in the area.

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Thank dcikon2
Prairie Village, Kansas
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

It is hard to find bad bar-b-que in Kansas City. One thing Zarda offers is a great variety of sides. Fries, Mac and cheese, and many others gives you options with your meal.

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Thank fratwin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The wife and I had lunch. If you can't decide on the side, they let us have a sample. I had a burnt end plate with bbq beans and cheesy potato bake. The burnt ends were not as soft or tasty as I prefer. The beans were above average and the cheesy potato bake was really good. The wife has... More 

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Thank David R
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Zardas is a great family owned and operated BBQ joint with really good sauce! They run some great "kids eat free specials" at least one night a week so if you have kids make sure to take advantage of it!

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Thank Coreyan
Kansas City
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went through the drive through here one day and ordered a beef sandwich with an entertainment coupon. The meat was smoked and very good. The sauce was not very good. So I took my husband there one night. He hated it. But I hated it too. Food was just not good like that sandwich had been that day. Guess... More 

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Thank KCwoman
Chicago
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love KC style BBQ with the dry rub and the sweeter sauce, its always a treat when visiting the area. Zarda is OK, it was good food but it was not great BBQ. I ordered the 2 meat platter with sliced pork and sliced briquette. Both the pork and brisket were sliced deli meat style, very thin. You couldn't... More 

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Thank ilBuckeye
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We had the "Zarda Limited Reserve Hog Wild Kansas City" sandwich which is served on what they call "Roma" bun, layered with 1. Juicy tender Ham, 2. Pulled Pork, 3. Bacon, 4. Melted Provolone and was fantastic. The sandwich comes with 1 side. We had onion rings which were thick but prefer thinner ones and fries. Both were good but... More 

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Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11931 W 87TH St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lenexa
  • Phone Number: +1 913-492-2330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for tonight's dinner, an office picnic, a big family gathering or an important business meeting. Since 1976.

We have everything you need to make your gathering perfect! Select from fork-tender ribs, smoked turkey and ham, and even our juicy whole chicken. Our tasty sides are always a hit! Whether you love our cheesy corn, famous beans or crisp cole slaw, we have something for every guest on your list!

We offer catering or drive-thru pickup for your convenience, making your bbq meal easy and delicious! Treating out of town guests? Be sure to stop in for Kansas City's Classic BBQ - Zarda!

With two locations to serve you in both Blue Springs and Lenexa, there's sure to be a Zarda nearby to cater to your needs - and bbq cravings!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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