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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
+1 816-822-7427
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

How does this place pass health inspection? The bathroom is so disgusting. You can get better bbq almost anywhere in KC. The only thing that keeps this place open is the music.

Thank skipperkim
Belleville, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When planning a trip to KC, we knew that we had to try a bbq place. Red beans & rice on the menu made our decision and in the GPS went their address. When we pulled into the parking lot, won't lie, got kinda nervous. Opened the car door and got a whiff. Knew instantly that we made the right... More 

Thank Julie K
Sherrard, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and prices very reasonable for the amount of food you get. We had the burnt ends dinner. Very tasty! Added bonus - place was featured on Diners Drive Inns and Dives! Service was good too! And family friendly too.

Thank eyebiz
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bar and Grill menu. Food tasted OK but portions were small for the prices charged. Service was OK. Not worth the drive for us. We've got much better BBQ closer to us.

Thank Eugene M
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766 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My partner and I went to BB's Lawnside for dinner, and it was a very enjoyable night out. I am giving it four stars not because the BBQ was great but because as a music venue, which is what this is, it was great. I view this restaurant as a music place that serves BBQ, not a BBQ joint that... More 

Thank jg325
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Ate there on the company's dime so not sure about the prices but the wining and dining was second to none for a pub atmosphere that has great service and beer selection no lie!!

Thank James D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was good!! We had the turkey sandwich and beef sandwich with skillet fries and the deep fried ones. I really liked the skillet fries😊 The live music was just okay. We enjoyed ourselves!

Thank Brittany E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise! Every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Is live Blues. Get the BBQ "sundae" and a cold beer. Great experience.

Thank James F
Tallahassee, Florida
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our KC friends really wanted to have Sunday night BBQ at this placs, and they made a good choice. Don't expect much of a building. This is a cabin type wood building with lots of "character." (It's old.) The ribs and pork are tremendous. Totally cooked over hickory wood, they burst at the seam with rich smoky flavor. Our server... More 

Thank TallyCat51
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant must be a community great. However, the night we went it was very crowded and it was difficult to get a seat. We were interested in trying less franchised food and finding local treasures. This restaurant made the list. From the friendly host who seated us at the bar when it became available to the bartender and our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-822-7427
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?