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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Wow! A hidden treasure right by the RV park. It is worth getting off the interstate to eat here: brisket, pulled pork and tasty moist smoked turkey. The combo deal gives you 1/2 pound of meat- wow! Note: right now Lonnie has no ribs due...to quality and supply issues but they will return! The cheesy potatoes were delicious. Ample parking. We will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

We were traveling cross country and read the Trip Advisor reviews. Knowing that we would be cutting it close to the 1pm closing time, I called to make sure they hadn’t sold out! We were in luck and enjoyed an awesome lunch. The brisket, turkey...and pork were awesome- hard to pick a favorite ❤️ The owner and his wife said they would have waited for us knowing we were traveling. What a delightful meal and awesome service. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 19, 2022 via mobile

Tasty bbq in a nice setting. The service was outstanding and the brisket and pork were yummy. The restaurant was clean with a good bathroom. Ample parking.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Long time fans-decided to order for dad’s outdoor 80th bday party. Everything was AH-MAZING! The brisket was melt in your mouth delicious. Coleslaw was fresh and light. Cheesy taters were gone in a flash. Dad went back for 2nds of everything-which he never does. Thanks,...Lonnie!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

Prices have gone up on the food. But, Lonnie gives us so much I can make 2 meals out of one dinner. Dining room is closed so a friend and I go out to the lake which is close by. We bring a beach towel...to put on a picnic table. Hopefully, the weather will stay good for awhile. The potatoes are wonderful and I always get 2 sides of them. Pulled pork and brisket is my favorite. Brooke is a sweetheart as a employee and what a wonderful personality Lonnie has. He's a real people person.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

Stopped here for lunch. Only things left on the menu were pulled pork and smoked turkey. We were given samples of both and they were delicious. We had the pork and the fantastic potatoes. There was enough food left over for lunch the next day,...yum!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 7, 2021

This is the best BBQ in Topeka! Very limited hours, so get there when they first open. It's not uncommon for them to run out of food. Huge helpings. Reasonably priced for BBQ. This restaurant is a "must visit"! Very clean.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021

At 10:18 on a Thursday morning, we were first in a line that was about 20 deep at the opening. We opted for a full rack of ribs (14 bones) and sides of cheesy taters, baked beans and coleslaw. The total cost was $33.02. The...ribs come already cut (a welcome touch) and beautifully prepped: gristle free, with a light rub that seals in the moisture without overwhelming the natural flavor of the meat. Happily, the meat did not "fall off the bone," but it did separate cleanly at the bite. In sum, here is a rib that will give Joe's a run for its money! As for the sides, the slaw is terrific-- crisp and cold with just a hint of flavor. We'd skip the beans, but the cheesy taters are interesting, and reheat well ... an important consideration considering how big this side is. So, dollar for dollar there is great value here. We highly recommend Lonnie's to 'cue fanatics everywhere. It's an easy reach from I-70, but do keep an eye on the hours via Facebook.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2020

Driving through town and stopped in for lunch. They were very welcoming and friendly. Serving size was great and food was delicious! The cheesy potatoes are a must!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

After reading many reviews on Tripadvisor we took our family here for BBQ and were not disappointed. After waiting in the heat for about 30 minutes we were ushered into the restaurant where Lonnie, the owner, serves up great BBQ. I usually don't like turkey...but I thought is was better than the brisket and pork. The Q-cup is enough to feed you. However, the cheesy potatoes were phenomenal! Tender and cheesy and done just right is all you can ask for and these potatoes did not disappoint. Lonnie is a character and well worth the visit. Don't miss out on great meat, and I hope to go back and have a seat again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

Excellent BBQ! Really enjoyed the selection of meats. And the great service from Lonnie was a huge plus!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 11, 2020

Being from NC, we couldn’t have been more delighted with EVERYTHING we tried during our lunch stop through Kansas. The portions are large and provided for a perfect lunch and dinner for the two of us. It’s a short trip off the interstate. We were...there with our 34 ft Airstream. Thanks Lonnie for following up with us. Hope to see you again. Oh yes, the potatoes were unbelievable!!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

It's not a big place but you get big portions of great tasting food & very friendly service. They have very limited business hours but worth making the time for. Great BBQ.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Very clean restaurant! This is the best BBQ in Topeka! They have limited hours, so get there early when they open. If they run out of any meats or sides, then that's all there is. They will usually substitute something else and make it right....If you have to wait in line, it's worth it! Large helpings and reasonable prices. We love going here!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Probably the best BBQ I have ever had, and I have traveled to plenty of chicken shacks and rib barns over many years. We had the brisket sandwich and ribs, which were tender and tasty. The cheesy taters, coleslaw, and beans were outstanding. The proprietor...is a hoot. He works hard, is very outgoing, and has the quirky place looking great (including biker stuff and and a signed Kansas - the band - mural). Yes, we are eager to go back there for more superior food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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3150 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS, 66607 The website has a good map. Also, please check website for info on hours, etc. Says they will be closed July 4 -July 12.
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Lonnie Q's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5