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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

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3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106
+1 913-362-8000
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Leawood, Kansas
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409 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the first time I went here. I've heard about it for a long time but because it's not near work or home, I keep putting off. It was worth the trip. I came with a friend for lunch. You walk up to the counter, order your food, & they bring it to your table. When we arrived there... More 

Thank ALAN W
kansas city
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I drive Merriam Lane often, irresistible smells dominate the 3000 block. I stopped in and now I make this one of my regular haunts. There are so many choices of bar-b-que in Kansas City and most all are tasty. Woodyard particularly stands out as one of the bet for its smoking process. The owners are constantly outside among the... More 

Thank epirotiki
Lenexa, Kansas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large group 50+ went here last week. Many had sandwichs but I choose Babyback Ribs...sooo good! Didn't need no stinkin sauce😀 Super tasty, order at the counter and they brought it to me. 4 ribs and fries.... so was it good? The correct question is "would you order them again?"... In a heartbeat❗You got to try them.

Thank Larry C
Kansas City, Kansas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not your typical restaurant, but it's great! Order at the counter, grab your drinks and find yourself a seat! The chicken is great, the onion rings are delicious, and the ribs are tasty. My friends enjoyed their food, and the prices are right! We've since also gotten carry out and that was great as well!

Thank sarahryn03
Kimberling City, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A co-worker suggested this restaurant. I went to KC specifically for a BBQ experience trying 3 places to try to increase my knowledge of the craft and tune my palette. The brisket was good but what blew my mind was the 3 bean burnt end chili. Rich and spicy with plenty of chunks of tender burnt ends. Got an extra... More 

Thank Wes R
Kansas City, Kansas
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The restaurant is good, their double brick smoker is a thing of beauty to behold. Yes Anthony Bourdain ate here with the Black Keys. Apparently, the popularity from the famous visit affords all future visitors the opportunity to sit in a climate controlled covered patio. The best part about this place is the wood yard out back. If you're into... More 

Thank Mike P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Please be aware that you order at the pick up window, and then sit anywhere on the property. This can be a lil disorienting for first timers, but it's worth the effort. The service is fast, the food is good, and the burnt end chili is the best I've had in town.

1 Thank 990janelleq
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205 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

First off, all the first folks there are nice. The menu selection is pretty good, and the meat of high quality. Unfortunately, the meat flavor and even their mild and hot sauces were bland. Nothing that will hurt anyone's taste--just not inspiring.

Thank Runpicu
Kansas City
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Since our last review, we have eaten at Woodyard in the winter. They have added indoor seating, making it even more appealing. We can't say enough about the quality and preparation of the meat. The sides are excellent, too. Every time we leave there, I am stuffed, wanting more. We have bought whole and half slabs of ribs to take... More 

Thank cprinkc
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great shack by visual standards. Awesome BBQ for lunch. Big portions, walk up counter and no going away hungry. Recommend pork ribs...fall off the bone tender.

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 913-362-8000
Woodyard BBQ is situated in an old house in an old working woodyard. There is an awesome outdoor brick patio with our brick smoker adjacent. This is combined with a cool wooden deck, an inside room with AC and heat and our BRAND new beer garden. This place is the real deal. Come say hi!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?