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B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que

1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
+1 816-822-7427
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq sundae” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited for an early dinner on a Thursday. I had the burnt ends, which I later found out are cooked in their original 1950's smoker. Kansas City has several great bar-b-que restaurants and this one is worthy of finding. The meat was well smoked,...More

Thank Bucky D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch at BB'S. Lunchtime was a busy time but the service was still good. I had the turkey sandwich, it had a great texture and nicely sliced but not much of a smoke flavor. My husband had the burnt end sandwich and enjoyed...More

Thank luckyr7063
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for someplace open late (after 10pm) to grab a bite to eat. B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que came up and it was open until 11pm. So we headed over and they had a blues band playing, Millage Gilbert, and for $5 cover the...More

Thank turtle_lvr63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I were traveling West and stopped in Kansas City, MO for the night. My family isn't fond of fast food when we travel, so my daughter looked up BB's on the internet and we decided to give it a try. Now, I...More

Thank mdharrison80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place with a very loud blue band playing close of your table. I loved my burnt ends and my wife enjoyed her ribs. We liked the funky nature of the restaurant, the loud music and the vibe. But, do be aware,...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short review if you don't want to read further. The food was average at best. Atmosphere is good. Staff friendly. Don't drive out of your way. I can see why they may receive the positive reviews but this is just my experience. Visiting KC our...More

Thank Berg5x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved the crazy atmosphere, but the food steals the show. The pulled pork sandwich was moist and melted in your mouth. Great selection of hot sauces to compliment the meat. The whole catfish was superb as were the sides of coleslaw and baked beans. Looking...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had eaten at BB's a couple of year's ago when we were in town and looked forward to a return visit. The place hadn't changed a bit and we were not disappointed. Once again, I had the BBQ sundae which is served in a...More

Thank msv57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here to order carry out on Father's Day. The place was packed! We were on a road trip and would have loved to dined in but time didn't allow that. We got to enjoy the blues band that was playing...More

Thank brs59
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Some co-workers and I decided to try this place at lunch and were happy we did. They have indoor and outdoor seating, we choose outside. The amount of food I got for the price was really good. I recommend the skillet fries, red beans and...More

Thank Ryan S
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25 May 2016|
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Response from Bullfrog1976 | Reviewed this property |
It is most definitely okay for a 7 and 9 year old . The seating is odd . It has four long rows of picnic style tables . So if it is busy you or your loved ones might end up setting next to a stranger but the atmosphere lets... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-822-7427
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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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