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All reviews cheesy potatoes turkey ribs pork baked beans sandwich limited hours m f portions are large my favorite clean restaurant friday night the food is great taters meats slaw sides
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed January 8, 2020

This is a BBQ restaurant located in East Topeka. Very clean restaurant along with great food at a reasonable price. You walk in and order from a small menu (see photo attached) and your meal is prepared right in front of you and passed to...the checkout/refreshment person. Very smooth operation and all the food is great. I prefer the actual combo meals vs the Q-cup meals, but both are very good. My favorite is brisket or pork along with cheesy potatoes and baked beans. If you go, be sure and check the hours as this place is only open certain hours during the week. If you like BBQ and are in Topeka, this place is a "MUST TRY"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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  • Yes, Lonnie Q's BBQ offers takeout services.

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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