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12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215-3509
+1 913-451-8080
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Lenexa, Kansas
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden away in Lenexa is this hidden delicacy bbq place. It's very small and unassuming. It was a nice sunny Sunday and my husband and I decided to sit outside. He ordered a sausage burger and I a burnt ends and ribs platter. Both were delicious. The creamy corn bake is indeed like "candy" as our waitress described. Small place... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little BBQ place that provided generous portions and great friendly service. Each person in my group had something different and everyone said it was great and they would return.

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1 Thank Sandy R
Atlanta
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good ribs. Rib night might not be the best night for first visit because I am sure they push out a lot in a short time. I would go back.

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Mission, Kansas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Haywards was considered a very good BBQ stop years ago. It was great to see they're back under new ownership. The ribs are very meaty and not greasy. Burnt ends excellent. Very good onion rings and beans. They are a little hard to find but worth the effort. The place is a regular old style roadhouse joint. Enjoy!

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I absolutely love KC BBQ and Haywards ranks right up there with the best. Their "Royal" was maybe the best burnt end sandwich I've ever had.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have always loved the taste of Haywards BBQ and since the move, the only thing missing is the live entertainment. Can't wait for spring time on the deck!!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed the lunch special, a generous full slab of mouth-watering ribs. Tender and perfect. Enough to share and take home left-overs, which made it a very inexpensive lunch! Sides were good, too, also with generous portions. I didn't care much for the house BBQ sauce, but the ribs were good "naked". Noisy, so not really suited for much conversation,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ but a little pricey. Sauce is great and the platter is pretty filling. Love that it is local to the area and typically you can find a coupon in the circular which makes it a little more affordable.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is an old favorite made new again by new owners, and a move to a smaller building. It has a fun bar and grille atmosphere , much better than the old place. We see families there, plus couples of all ages. The burnt ends are to die for. The ribs fall off the bone. We usually order the platter... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A favorite from their first location (over 30 years ago) is once again in my backyard. This is like the original location near 95th and Antioch. Great flavors with all of the traditional BBQ items, plus a couple of their own. Howard's hash sandwich is so good, I rarely order any other sandwiches. Onion Rings are awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lenexa
  • Phone Number: +1 913-451-8080
Description
A Barbeque restaurant, that was established in 1972, by Hayward Spears Sr. We specialize in smoke meats, most notably, burnt ends, which have been declared Best Burnt Ends, by the Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society. We are a dine-in or carry-out restaurant that will also cater any special occasion. The owner, Eric Sweeney, grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He worked for Hayward when he was a teen-ager, stoking the hickory wood fire. He purchased the restaurant in 2014, with the intention of bringing Hayward's back to it's Heyday and has been successful at doing so. Stop by the smoke house in the back of the restaurant to say hello, or talk about Bar-B-Que. Bar-B-Que is his lifetime passion, so you may get an earful!

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