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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 23
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  • 22
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  • 3
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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
Good Value and Tasty

This is good barbecue. The pork and brisket are both very good. The sides are pretty decent. I recommend the beans and the fried okra. The food is affordable and better than one would expect for the price. I highly recommend and will go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Montyd72
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peoria, il
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peoria, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is good barbecue. The pork and brisket are both very good. The sides are pretty decent. I recommend the beans and the fried okra. The food is affordable and better than one would expect for the price. I highly recommend and will go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Tasty bar-b-q. Had the pork and turkey. Both very good but the turkey was especially yummy. Nice assortment of sauces to try.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My family and I ate here on our trip to Bloomington, IL. The food was ok. I liked the garlic bread side. I thought the service could have been better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

When my family and I lived in the Bloomington, IL area, we came here about twice a month. Now we try to stop by whenever we're traveling through to see family. Excellent food, good service. I recommend the turkey sandwich, with fried okra or French fries, and sweet tea. The sweet and smoky sauce is my family's favorite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Bandannas is simply the best barbecue restaurant I have ever been to. It is better than famous Dave's or any other national chain. If you are in Newton you cannot go wrong by eating at this place. I love the pork platter. This is, by far, my favorite barbecue restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I ate here with my boyfriend for the first time a few weeks ago, on a Sunday night. It wasn't very busy, so we immediately got a table. Our server was attentive and did a great job taking our order and making sure we had everything we needed. I had the pulled pork dinner with beans and a side salad.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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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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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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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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