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Bandana's Bar-B-Q

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502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2216
309662-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 18
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good BBQ

Ribs were tough and no baked potatoes were ready but everything else was great. Loved sauces. Great smoke flavor on chicken and awesome tenderness on brisket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Irishfan29
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ribs were tough and no baked potatoes were ready but everything else was great. Loved sauces. Great smoke flavor on chicken and awesome tenderness on brisket.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food is good. Variety of sauces. Service is good. Atmosphete is nice. Only negative would be the cost of the beer.

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Hanna City, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Bandana's has always been one of our favorites. We were in Bloomington for the weekend so we decided to have Friday night dinner there. Outstanding service and fabulous food. What more can I say... the waitress was great...the food tasted awesome. One of our best experiences at a Bandana's location. We will definitely be back!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I ate at Bandana's BBQ 11/6/14 and had another fabulous meal for lunch. They offer the best BBQ in town consistently! I had the lunch sized pork plate with green beans and kernel corn. I also had 2 pieces of their tasty bread that comes with each meal. Don't miss it. They also have a variety of sauces to add.... More 

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CHAMPAIGN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have never tried anything different than my favorite Pork Sandwich! The menu says that they "cut it", but now you have to be sure and request that it be "cut" as for some reason they have begun "pulling" it. I like it on toast. They used to always serve it on Texas Toast and that is how I fell... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I stopped here on a whim, seeking a quiet place for some comfort food and lunch. Found it! I admit that I arrived about 1:15 and the lunch rush was over, but I would have stayed if it had been noisy as the scents drew me in and hooked me! The lunch was reasonable, substantial and the server was very... More 

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Gridley, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've driven past Bandana's many times and even been tempted by the smokey aromas I could smell from the road but I hadn't visited until the other day. What was I waiting for? I've been to some other bbq places so I have something which I can compare Bandana's to. This place is on equal footing with the best bbq... More 

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Maroa, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've eaten at Bandana's a few times now, when we're in Bloomington. This time the service was great, but there was a large chunk of fat in one of the pork sandwiches, which was very unappetizing. The side dishes were delicious as always so the fat was the reason for the "4." They have a variety of BBQ sauces on... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just returned from a trip to North Carolina where they take their BBQ seriously. I think Bandana's can compete with the NC chains. Usually take advantage of Banadana's carry out - it is great way to stock up on their delicious bulk meats. When dining in we always order the fried green beans and sweet potato fries - very good.... More 

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Rantoul, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The authentic BBQ was amazing and well within the reasonable range for couples dining. Although the restaurant was not incredibly busy the take out service was bustling. They did many items on their budget menu for a great price. I highly recommend the BBQ nachos. Sounds strange but so delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309662-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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