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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

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1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Montesano, Washington, Usa
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reviewed this on TripAdvisor before going to this restaurant it was somewhat scary of a drive to get there as the neighborhood did not look too safe. All in all the food was good nothing too much to brag about. Pretty laid back crowd and place is pretty low key.

Thank SoIlfam
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came here on a Tuesday night with local friends for for the proper KC dinner and music treatment and we were not disappointed. There was a five dollar cover for the Nick Schnebelen Band. We were quickly seated and asked what we wanted to drink while we looked over the menus. Its a bbq place so... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there for the 1st time on a Sunday late afternoon in August. When we arrived around 4:30 Pm there were not that many customers. But by 6:00 PM, when live music started, it was packed. We Ordered a "3 meat" platter" and a "turkey sandwich". We thought the food was OK but we both agreed we liked other... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This joint is halfway across the country from home, and I'd plan a trip just to come back here again. We were just passing through and we had one chance at eating KC BBQ - the decision to stop here did not disappoint. We started with the Louisiana Swampman Boudin Balls...omg, my only regret is that we didn't place two... More 

Thank Carlyque
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a weekday, so missed live music. The atmosphere is like I imagined reading "Thin Blue Smoke". Service was good, as was the brisket, burnt end soup, turkey, and skillet fries. The sauces were embarrassing bland, however. Bring your own Okie Joe's Night of the Living!

Thank Runpicu
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The atmosphere was very confusing. It seems that you sit when you get there. However, we didn't know and the person who we spoke with let other people sit first. The room is very small. The music was good but the vocal was very loud. I was very disappointed with the food I order "3 meats " the turkey was... More 

Thank Elisa S
eldon, mo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The highlight here is the atmosphere and the blues. We visited on a Wednesday night (not exactly a hotbed of activity) and were tickled to hear great blues piano and harmonica - no cover! The food was pretty good; we tried the ribs and the pulled pork. Probably rate it above average. The sauce is sweet and the spicy has... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stopped in again on a Thursday evening. Recommend getting there early or you may have to pay the cover charge for the band that will play there. Ordered the Yardbird combo which was a 1/4 piece chicken and 3 rib bones. Rib bones were nice and large and chicken was good. The fries were nice and overall the meal was... More 

Thank Pete S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here last night on our family bbq tour of KC. I can't say enough good things! I don't really like ribs, but I ate two of these on top of my Italian sausage (which was also great). We were all raving about the beans and we loved the bread pudding also. I loved the atmosphere most if all!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?