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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq sundae” (17 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in service was extremely friendly and helpful. We have never had barbecue in Kansas City, but Brandon helped us through the menu and suggested burnt ends and long ribs. They had live music in the afternoon on a Saturday where...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, this is not a Hard Rock review, and you know I love them! This place, however, is cool. First, the food. Yummy. Go and plan on being filled. Second, the atmosphere. This place is a hole in the wall. Looks like it, feels like...More

Thank Perry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best BBQ joint Inhave been to in a long time. Great atmosphere and friendly folks. Can't wait for the next trip home, so I can visit again!

Thank lluv80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local feel and hospitality! Good beer on tap, old school blues on stage and tasty meet in the smoker. Enjoyed this place!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a good place to have some delicious BBQ and enjoy live music blues juke joint. If you love BBQ and Blues. This is the place to visit if ever in town. Please try the BBQ sundae consist of baked beans, coleslaw, pulled...More

Thank 465lauraannw
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Live Blues band was performing. This is a local Blues joint that serves BBQ. Really enjoyed the character of the place. Old School before it was a thing. The food was good, had the B. B. King plate....More

Thank krogersku
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited KS MO and went to this live BBQ joint called BB's Lawn side BBQ. OMG the food was amazing. Wait staff excellent very nice people! The live music is what had me sitting there for a couple hours enjoying the food, the people and...More

Thank MsMissy21
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Look up dive in the dictionary and you might find a photo of B-B's! But that is the best kind of place for some smokey bluesy KC BBQ!! Visiting an old co-woker I let him choose. Asa lifelong KC boy, he knew where to go!...More

Thank SidSidow
Reviewed 3 August 2017

You pull into the parking lot and there's the place, looking for all the world like a dive bar, set in a part of town that doesn't scream "upscale!" But step inside and you'll find a friendly, lively, welcoming place that features some great food,...More

Thank JohnAugust_7
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Kansas City is full of great Bar-B-Que restaurants, and a handful of blues joints. But this place is the best of both worlds. They get some unbelievably talented blues bands and the food is as good as anything in Kansas City. The best part though...More

Thank Partssales
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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