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Woodyard Bar-B-Que

3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
+1 913-362-8000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesy corn” (30 reviews)
“chilli” (51 reviews)
“spare ribs” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We learned about Woodyard from Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-in and Dives! We wanted to try the famous Kansas City bbq and we didn’t think Guy would steer us wrong. We had never had burnt ends before and boy they were so good! The cheesy corn...More

Thank GPrevette14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did takeout from Woodyard on our way through KC, KS. Although construction made the trip a bit tricky, it was well worth it. Service was quick, food was ready in short order. We had several items off the menu, including the ham, burnt ends,...More

Thank R2015TK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always look for good BBQ in Kansas City. Based on recommendations, we decided to try Woodward BBQ. Very overrated, based upon reviews. Positives: The meat had a great Smokey flavor! Negatives: The BBQ sauce was tasteless - no zip - I would have enjoyed much...More

Thank FMOmbrello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Woodyard is the what barbecue is supposed to be. Some picnic tables, a soda machine and good food. The staff is friendly and willing to talk about their menu. They were willing to accommodate our group. The meat had a great smoky taste that wasn't...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We never thought a visit to KC over the first weekend in March would include a visit to The Woodyard, since 90% of their seating is outdoors. But it was a glorious spring weekend, so were in luck. We had seen it featured on TV...More

1  Thank DMartin216
Reviewed 9 April 2018

One of KC's hidden gems. Excellent BBQ from Smoked chicken wings, to Ribs, burnt ends, brisket, etc. One of the best Chili you will ever eat made with burnt ends.

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The restaurant is very rustic! The brisket, pork, and beans were good. The fries and potato salad were so so. The service was poor and there were many customers; it was a late lunch around 3 pm.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

With all the hype on the Food Channel one’s expectations can get pretty high. I was a little disappointed as the spare ribs were average, but the onion rings were pretty good. I arrived a little after 12:30 and placed my order for a half...More

1  Thank bigbobr
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a mid-afternoon lunch here last weekend. I had the burnt ends sandwich with cheesy corn and she had the brisket with fries. It was a Sunday afternoon, only about an hour before their closing time, so it was a nice...More

Thank jaykc1966
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Celebrated 4th birthday here this weekend with son and wife. The baby back slab was moist, fall off the born tender, and succulent. The hot BBQ had just the right tang and zip to accompany the smoky flavor. The pound of burnt ends satisfied as...More

2  Thank Robert L
112CMAN, Owner at Woodyard Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

What a truly great review. We don't normally respond to reviews but yours was almost poetic. Thanks very much; we truly appreciate you!

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Robert W
8 August 2017|
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Response from DandLtravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi - don't recall the menu exactly, but it's basic KC bbq: meat and the fixin's (cole slaw, beans, cheesy corn and potato salad). Seem to recall fries and onion rings, too. Staff is very helpful, sure they can direct you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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