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Bandanas Barbeque Fairview HTS

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4608 N Illinois St, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(618) 222-2060
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ north of the Mason-Dixon Line

The atmosphere is awesome: very country theme and my kids especially love the washtub lights. The servers have always been friendly and outgoing. The portions are large and delicious. And not just the BBQ - the BBQ is great - but the sides are also worth mentioning. The BBQ beans are delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Mary F
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Shiloh, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is pretty good for a chain restaurant, but there are non-chain BBQ places in the area that are much better (like Hick's in downtown Belleville). Ribs are great as long as they don't give you the ones from the short-end of the rib plate. One of our favorites is the smoked sausage. We also fancy the fried donut holes... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome: very country theme and my kids especially love the washtub lights. The servers have always been friendly and outgoing. The portions are large and delicious. And not just the BBQ - the BBQ is great - but the sides are also worth mentioning. The BBQ beans are delicious, the okra is crispy, the fries are perfectly... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What made this a great meal was the service. For a chain BBQ it was good food for sure but lots of good BBQ in and around St Louis. What made it was the service and atmosphere. Would go back again..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food is amazing and they have the best servers around! I frequently visit this location as well as the others in the area but this location is worth checking out, I have never been disappointed! It can be tricky to find since it is located in a " shopping center" Winchester plaza behind the bank but I would recommend... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our (my wife and I) first time eating at Bandanas. We were not sure what to eat so I grabbed my phone and opened "trip advisor" to decide on some worthwhile dinner. #1 in fairview and most certainly for good reason was bandanas. Upon walking through the front door we were greeted with amazing smells and smiles! The... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just got back from eating at Bandanas. The southern style pulled pork sandwich was awesome. I wanted two of them. My Mother-in-Law did find a hai in her food, but the manager was super quick to come over and apologize. He comped the meal for us. She didn't even return the meal... she finished eating it because it was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We took our adult children to Bandanas last night. They raved about the smoked pork. I had the turkey and it was delicious. The prices couldn't be beat for the amount of food they give you. Highly recommend.

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Swansea, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a small chain in the St Louis area. All of the locations are very good, but I live near the Fairview spot so I visit here with my husband a lot. I love the Turkey and the Beef, and he always gets Ribs and Turkey. The turkey is moist and smokey without having any kind of rub or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This location is where I was introduced to Bandana's BBQ. This place has it all over Famous Dave's. I will make a point to find their other locations. the meat is well smoked- usually I find most BBQ joints don't smoke the meat enough or they don't smoke it at all, just slow cooked on the grill. But this place... More 

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Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm from the South and we take our BBQ seriously there. This is the best BBQ I've had up "North". They smoke it to perfection! And, the sauces are incredible. They have one to suit everyone's taste. Everything from mild & sweet to... I'm not going to touch it sauce. Very friendly staff!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4608 N Illinois St, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: (618) 222-2060

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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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