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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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$$ - $$$
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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Overland Park, Kansas
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!!

Thank Ed H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank AJS54
Marengo, Iowa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Jamie P
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank HootieHall
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Angie R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jeff W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited KC recently on a US roadtrip, and we went specifically for bbq... BB's lawnside was fantastic, authentic bbq. The staff were incredibly friendly, the overall atmosphere was great, with live music to help digest all that meat!!! Would definitely recommend.... and the waitress is incredibly hot

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Kansas City, Missouri
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170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would hate for this to be the first impression of KC BBQ. I would never come hear again. The people I work with were talking about this place. O knew I wanted BBQ today, and this was not the stop I was planning on going to, but I gave it a try. I'm SOOO sorry I did. The service... More 

Thank CBR0107
Springfield, Missouri
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Brought my boss here from Boston and he had watched the episode of Diners Drive Inns and Dives and he loves a good BBQ. He was very glad we stopped in for dinner. The service was good and the food unbelievable.

Thank john n
Montesano, Washington, Usa
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

My first time there. Had to order my food to go. But the atmosphere in the place was fantastic. I've only had the Burnt End dinner from here but it was absolutely delicious. The battered fries are big delicious jo jo potatoes. I did try a dessert..the bread pudding ..oh my...it was that good. If your looking for good bbq... More 

Thank Lisa R

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, 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: 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?