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Start with good barbecue. Add beer and live blues, for a one-of-a-kind Kansas City barbecue destination that has even received some love from the Food Network. Opened by blues lovers Lindsay and Jo... Read More
Start with good barbecue. Add beer and live blues, for a one-of-a-kind Kansas City barbecue destination that has even received some love from the Food Network. Opened by blues lovers Lindsay and Jo Shannon, BB's showcases their combined music collection of more than 5,000 blues recordings amid bare-bones surroundings. A diner's delight, this place is known for their pork ribs and other succulent meats prepared on a 1950s smoker, as well as battered fries, baked beans. There are also numerous Louisiana favorites, including Dirty Red's Jambalaya, Smokey Jo's Gumbo or Louisiana Swampman Boudin Balls (deep-fried battered rice balls). Great service and large portions complement great blues music to create a real Kansas City landmark for 'que and entertainment.
1205 E 85th St
Kansas City, MO 64131
- Tue: 11am-10pm
- Wed: 11am-9pm
- Thu: 11am-10:30pm
- Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
- Sun: Noon-9pm
- No cover charge
- Barbecue: "Check out B.B.'s savory Sundae. Served in a Mason jar, this unusual offering features smoky pit beans, creamy coleslaw and pulled pork. Pour it on your plate for an instant meal."
- Best for Barbecue Because: No other barbecue restaurant in the area offers a steady stream of live blues alongside evening meals.