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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
+1 816-822-7427
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Monday
Closed
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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank James F
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank TallyCat51
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Oh my goodness! B.B.'s is amazing. A comfortable old roadhouse / smokehouse setting with the genius Michael 'Shinetop Jr.' Sedovic singing and playing the piano on Wednesday nights. With the great slow smoked ribs falling off the bone and melting in your mouth, it just doesn't get any better than this. Best laid-back evening in KC, EVER!

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Thank Strangemagick
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Get the Little Walter. GREAT value, good BBQ. You can't beat this for a great lunch value. I had the brisket...nice & thin, piled high, not too fatty. Good smoke, light sauce. (I like light sauce so I can taste the meat, then I add what sauce I want!) And the potatoes are the BEST!!!

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Thank Ed H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I'm surprised this place wasn't packed on a Wednesday evening. I enjoyed a seat near the front, close to the musicians who performed a great blues set. The atmosphere of a blues and barbecue joint is authentic, and the food is outstanding. The server was courteous and efficient. My serving of "Memphis Minnie" catfish and breaded potato wedges was outstanding,... More 

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Marengo, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Made a stop for lunch, left full and happy! Rib Plate - fall off the bone tender! Great smokey flavor! Big Walter mixed meat sandwich, literally a mess of meat in the best way possible! Fried potatoes were interesting... for all the crunch, expected more flavor. Nothing ketchup couldn't fix! Beans were hearty and delicious. Coleslaw needed more dressing. Service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited KC last weekend for a little get-a-way, and had heard wonderful comments about BB's. We arrive about 9:00pm. I had the 1/2 rack of long ribs BBQ, my fiance' had a full rack of ribs. OMGosh - we could not believe how many ribs were in a portion! It was delicious! The service was excellent. We sat outside... More 

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Thank HootieHall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Coming from Kansas City I love a good BBQ! I've lived away for several years so it was my first time trying BB's and it did not disappoint. The meat was juicy and tender, the smoky Jose margarita was delicious, and our server Trevor was attentive and funny. I would definitely recommend the burnt end platter and BB Kings combo... More 

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Thank Angie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We could not believe we were in Missouri, sitting out side on the well used porch, on molded plastic picnic tables with a view of the Electric Companies fleet of bucket trucks was not what I was expecting when we were told about this establishment. We found out that it had been featured on TRIPLE D Diners, Drive Ins and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
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
Description
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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