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Bandana's Bar-B-Q

502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2216
309662-7427
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Ranked #20 of 226 Restaurants in Bloomington
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Aug 10, 2014
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91% Recommend
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Gridley, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Heyworth, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It has been a LONG time since we have been to Bandana's.....and now I remember why. Maybe we didn't order the right thing, but I didn't see anything special about the food. I had the chicken sandwich and fries. My husband had the beef sandwich with coleslaw. It was very dry and boring. The fries had no taste and we... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It's hard to beat a competent friendly waitress. Tara was on the mark and so was the food. Definitely budget dining but lacks no taste. Budget meals have two sides meat garlic bread for a crazy low price. This is the first time we had BBQ nachos and a must have donut holes for dessert. I rang the bell. Great... More

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Bloomington, IL
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Delicious experience. It had been a long time since eating at Bandana's (we had lived out of town). Saturday night, fairly snowy, but not still not to busy, walked in a sat down. This made a great opportunity for good conversation. We were out with friends but could tell that this family friendly resturant would be a great place to... More

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Charleston, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to the Bandana's Bar-B-Q in Bloomington on Saturday, August 31, 2013 and the young lady who greeted us was very pleasant. She seated us right away and was also our waitress! Not only was she friendly but was also very efficient! We got our drinks right away (which is a pet peeve of my husbands if he doesn't... More

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Monticello, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a very nice dinner experience! We came from out of town for a concert and wanted some BBQ and found Bandana's. We were very happy with the portions, the service was very good and probably some of the best garlic bread we have ever had!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The choices were very good and the barbecue was very well cooked and delicious. The options for barbecue sauces are on the table for you to select and the waitress was very pleasant. They makes you feel at home. It was very clean with comfortable seating. When we travel here again this is definitely going to be the first stop.... More

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