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“Good BBQ- dive atmosphere(in a good way) a lot of food for money”

B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que
Ranked #34 of 1,496 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: A unique Kansas City experience, BB's Lawnside BBQ has been the place where BBQ Meets the Blues for more than 20 years.
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch to have BBQ other than Jacks. It was good, just not as good as Jacks. Had pulled pork sandwich regular size. A lot of tender meat. Not enough sauce but two good varieties on table. Loved the laid back atmosphere. Did not like the fried potatoes. Had the LA rice balls. Very good. Hubby had burnt ends. They were good but not as flavorful as Jacks. Would come for live music. Great friendly service.

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Thank Innga
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

I went for lunch, so I missed out on the blues music...but I was there for the ribs and I wasn't disappointed. They are delicious, though not quite up to the level of Oklahoma Joes or Jack Stack. the atmosphere is funky and fun...and the skillet potatoes are so good, I felt guilty for gorging on meat and not leaving more room for them.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Went to celebrate adult family birthday. I had the burnt ends dinner, which was good, albeit a little pricey at $13.95/plate. Beer selection was fair (i like 'em chunky). I think everyone else in our party enjoyed their food, and the service was average, which can be a challenge when ordering as a table of 12. The live bluesy-rock music was really good. One of the best attributes about this place is in a way a possible downside, depending on what you like -- this place is small, with tables packed right up front to where the band sets up to play. Which gives a real close, intimate setting for listening to and watching live music played, yet also brings a LOUD music experience. So just keep in mind, if you are going for the food and don't like loud music, then either come early (by like 6p) and get a table far back from the stage-side, or plan to eat and be gone by around 8:30p. There was a $5 cover charge if you stayed for the music, which seemed reasonable.

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Thank Dan A
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

I went to BB's and enjoyed the food tremendously. The music was good, but I like contemporary Christian music, too. Like some of the entertainers on the walls do. It would be nice, also, if they offered more possibilities in non-alcoholic beverages.

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Thank beljartis
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We pulled up and it didn't look like much, a local watering hole. The interior followed that continuity, very laid back atmosphere.
The host and servers also fit tye atmosphere, very laid back, but also fairly attentive.
We got there before the late crowd came out; the food was served almost immediately. The two of us split the BB King combo, and it was almost enough food for three people. The rib meat fell off the bone, the steak fries were delectable, and the baked beans were the best I've ever had.
The only real complaint is that there is that the main door is only one small door in and out.

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