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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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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
Only way to get better BBQ is to smoke it yourself

I have a smoker and use it a lot. But it's a lot of work to smoke a pork butt for hours on end. So sometimes it's nice to go eat real smoked BBQ without doing any work. A friend of mine took me to Bandana's for the first time last week. Had a southern style pulled pork sandwich with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have a smoker and use it a lot. But it's a lot of work to smoke a pork butt for hours on end. So sometimes it's nice to go eat real smoked BBQ without doing any work. A friend of mine took me to Bandana's for the first time last week. Had a southern style pulled pork sandwich with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Service is good. The barbecue pork was nicely smoked. I wished they would have offered a sweet potato and corn bread instead of garlic bread. The bread was fine, but it didn't feel like it went with the meal well. I'd eat here again. It satisfies your BBQ cravings.

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Farmer City, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Bandana's is a great place to have really good barbecue of all kinds. Beef,Chicken & Pork,you name it. It's all very,very good! We always have good service there and get seated quickly,even when busy. Lots of choices for sides & again-all so good! We always enjoy eating there.

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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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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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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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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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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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63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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