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“Good food, but over-priced”

Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering Company
Ranked #10 of 110 Restaurants in Lenexa
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Zarda's famous Bar-B-Q has become a Kansas City tradition whether it's for tonight's dinner, an office picnic, a big family gathering or an important business meeting. Since 1976. We have everything you need to make your gathering perfect! Select from fork-tender ribs, smoked turkey and ham, and even our juicy whole chicken. Our tasty sides are always a hit! Whether you love our cheesy corn, famous beans or crisp cole slaw, we have something for every guest on your list! We offer catering or drive-thru pickup for your convenience, making your bbq meal easy and delicious! Treating out of town guests? Be sure to stop in for Kansas City's Classic BBQ - Zarda! With two locations to serve you in both Blue Springs and Lenexa, there's sure to be a Zarda nearby to cater to your needs - and bbq cravings!
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We used to eat there once a month. then the prices started going up and now it is too expensive for us to go there often. The meat on the sandwich has become tinner and thinner. The sandwich, side, and drink now cost $9. The turkey is nicely smoked and the sweet potato fries are good. We just felt that you don't get much for your money anymore.

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Thank Micosay
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Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

I used to eat here all the time when I lived in Kansas. Best BBQ in the Midwest!! My favorite is the smoked sausage sandwich. Their sauces are amazing too, my dad still orders them online for his own BBQ needs!

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

The Zarda brothers made KC BBQ easy purchase, taste, and enjoy. A thin sliced piuled high BBQ beef on a bun just melts in mouth every time. Slow smoked hickory meats are what your going to get and will not be disapointed. The beans are the other half of this plate.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

You place your order and pay at a counter and there are several stations so you rarely have to wait. They then give you your drink order and a number which will be anounced over a PA when your food is ready. For first time visitors, the menu on the wall can be hard to read and pick out what you wnat. They are not flexable it you don't wan thte exact combination of items which they offer.

The meats tend to be a little dry and less flavorful than most KC BBQ. The sides are so-so, with the corn and coleslaw being worst than most. The fires are thick cut long frozzen like you might buy at the supermarket and cook at home. The baked beans are probably the best side dish.

When I moved to the Kansas City area over 25 years ago, I was impressed with Zarda BBQ.. But as I tried the many great BBQ restaurants in suburban Kansas City, I learned how much better BBQ could be. This place is still OK for those who haven't had a chance to try the good places, but it really doesn't measure up.

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Zarda has been around KC for a long time... they are a good staple. They are no Oklahoma Joe's or Jack's Stack, but a good BBQ joint anyway!

Thank Bealll95
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