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308 South 44th Street, Mount Vernon, IL
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ribs and tender chicken

This place is conveniently located near our hotel. Food is all smoked. You add the BBQ sauce at the table. My husband ordered ribs. They were tasty, but a bit tough on the ends, yet very tender in the middle of the rack. Eat with your fingers rather than try to cut it off the bones! I ordered a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2014
Patti501
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This place is conveniently located near our hotel. Food is all smoked. You add the BBQ sauce at the table. My husband ordered ribs. They were tasty, but a bit tough on the ends, yet very tender in the middle of the rack. Eat with your fingers rather than try to cut it off the bones! I ordered a chicken... More 

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Southern Minnesota
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Close by our motel we got takeout ribs, potato salad, and beans all better than average, which coming from someone who thinks his ribs are the best, high praise indeed. The beans, as is usually the case at BBQ joints, the highlight. The very attractive young lady who took my order was very helpful in filling the order though she... More 

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southern Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been to many places that same they sell barbecue. Bandana's does have truly smoked meats that have a good flavor. Portions are a good size the sides always good also.

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Camdenton, MO
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62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Just not thrilled with Bandana's, food, while reasonably priced, is just okay. Service was slow which is hard to understand, after all it is fast food - everything is already cooked, it just needs to be assembled and served. Plus, it's a noisy place, you can't hardly hear the person you're dining with. I would say the stew (forgot it's... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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39 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a dinner of BBQ spare ribs, which were delicious. The ribs were every bit as good as people are saying about the food here. Unfortunately, the vegetables we ordered, green beans and corn, were canned vegetables and as a result completely disgusting. Waxy looking, mushy, and totally tasteless other than salt. I know, you don't go to a... More 

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Grant City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Terrific BBQ and was a welcome meal after a week of hustling at the national FFA convention. Only disappointment from our group was they were out of ribs, but it was ok. The smoked turkey was juicy, tender, and delicious. Everyone else had the pork sandwiches that they raved about. Only complaint I have was, I felt like the waitresses... More 

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had never been to a Bandana's before. I hear there are lots of them. All I can say is if there was one close to my home I would be eating there a lot! A group of us came in and were seated right away. Service was friendly and prompt and there was no complaints from anyone about anything.... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband & I ate at Bandana's on Sept. 20, 2013. I can't remember what my husband had, but I had the Ribs.,They were very good & tendar & the BBQ sauce was good also. It was a nice atmosphere and our waitress, ( Calista ), was very nice. When we go back through Mt. Vernon again, we will be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

So, I pull into the parking lot, get out of the care and the aroma in the air was so amazing, I thought that I was in for an amazing tasty meal. Seated in the restaurant the aroma was sending my senses into overdrive and I could hardly wait for my Chicken, Ribs, and pulled Pork dish to arrive. I... More 

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Foley, Alabama, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent. This is a very good family restraurant. Would definitely go back to eat here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 South 44th Street, Mount Vernon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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