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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%
Travellers talk about
“battered fries” (20 reviews)
“bbq sundae” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on Halloween for some tunes and food. It wasn’t super busy and the smell entranced you as soon as you walked through the door. They had their regular blues piano player and he was great! The food was also...More

Thank ceannac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place! The food is great and the music is unbelievable!! The ice cold beer helps as well!! It has a full bar for those who prefer and they make a wicked good Jalapeno margarita.. Would recommend to anyone... It is a little...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a treat to eat here. Always crowded. Food is excellent. Laid back and usually loud. Prices are moderate. Usually clean but it can take a bit to get a table cleaned. Fun place

Thank rickayj
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not a BBQ fan and I sure don’t like sauce on my meat! However, I like smoke meats so we tend to visit BBQ restaurants so we can both get something we like. Upon entering the place it was very simple, picnic tables, laid...More

Thank kelleyandgiselleb
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Great BBQ and live music. Sit outside on a nice day and visit with friends. Stay inside and hear some nice blues/jazz.

Thank Weekender202
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were there Sunday night of labor day weekend. The food, entertainment and atmosphere was simply superb. Can't wait to go back.

Thank jazzy220
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We had spent the day at the zoo and were looking for a BBQ place around 3:00 in the afternoon. As soon as we got out of the car, we knew we had found the right place! We ordered two platters of food for our...More

1  Thank shopgirl1981
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Recommended by someone in Portland, Oregon we decided to try it out..so glad we did. Our waiter was the best, the place is full of delightful posters, and the food is yummy. We split a plate that was plenty for two people. The high point...More

Thank brdyldy
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to try BB’s for some time now and I am glad I gave it a try! I had the King and it was delicious! I would ask next time for no sauce as I like to taste the flavor of the turkey...More

Thank jprohaska
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Come for the food. Stay for the music. The aroma when you come in. Oh my! So good. I won’t say it is the absolutely best bar-b-q I’ve ever had, but it is good! Ribs were my favorite. Wish they used more spices or that...More

Thank theatremamav
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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