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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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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1205 E 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64131-2556
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the quarter chicken dinner with coleslaw, and while they were both very good, I should have replicated my husband's order and gotten burnt ends and beans. Both were GREAT. Also, sit inside. The community seating is fun, the music is great, and the...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 10 July 2017

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 July 2017

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
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24 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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