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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

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3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
+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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Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great BBQ place originally the place where all the BBQs bought their wood, still sell it and of all things used bricks... Amazing barbeque, smoked, no sauce, add your own. All versions of their sauce are good, there are better in KC, but quite good. Do NOT miss the chicken wings, you and everyone will love them!

Thank Rod N
Linwood, Kansas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

outstanding food, that is the reason I came back. My wife had not been there before, we were in the area, so I decided it was time for her to experience it. It is not a fancy place. It is very plain Jane, Tables do not get cleaned as fast as some would like. But that can all be forgiven... More 

Thank ksrich
Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my boss while on a work trip. It is a quirky little place that the locals must like a lot. The BBQ my boss got was good and my turkey club sandwich was decent, the best part was the onion rings!

Thank 431ericd
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a long anticipated BBQ pilgrimage to K C and this place was on the list after having seen many positive reviews. What a mistake. Spare ribs were EXTREMELY tough and greasy - literally the worst I've ever had. Eat at Joe's - the ribs there were near perfection.

Thank WearyWandererOhio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the place that we all buy smoking wood The good is great. Love the wings and ribs. The sides are all good Nice to sit outside on a.sunny day

Thank Rosswmc
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are a BBQ connoisseur then the Woodyard is an absolute must. Nothing fancy at all about this place, so if you are turned off by the hole-in-the-wall type place then it's your loss. Everything is fantastic, especially the ribs and pulled pork.

Thank reynoldscd2016
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went out to KCK to visit friends who live there and when we said we wanted to taste what Kansas is famous for, they took us to Woodyard and it definitely proved worthy!! It's no wonder so many television celebrity Chefs have visited!! The ribs was perfect, they were done to the point where a simple bite took them... More 

Thank Ed S
Lakeville, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had the most amazing food you ever hand friend clean comfortable settings. Try the cheese corn and ribs.

Thank GrandmaBonnieNE
Sloan, Iowa
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I will say this place was overall good food and experience, we went there bout 8pm and the place was mostly cleared out so it made for a relaxing place to eat and watch the baseball game, we had ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends and wings, all was good except the wings were kinda dry, fries were really skinny but... More 

Thank PhishNuts
Kingsport, Tennessee
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185 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

When in an area we try to eat the local favorites so we were happy to find one of the best rated BBQ spots in Kansas City only three miles from our hotel. The food was good with a great smoke taste. They had two sauces but none were to our southern taste. Ribs were great. The burnt ends of... More 

Thank EastTNTraveler

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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
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 66106-4613
  • 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?