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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

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3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106
+1 913-362-8000
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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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 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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 7 December 2016

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?