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Bandana's BBQ

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807 1st ave, Coralville, IA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

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  • 37
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  • 7
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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
Very Good, Generous portions.

The food is very good, not very expensive, just not very visible. Service was really good as well, I went early evening and there was no crowd, nice place (except I don't like country music, but I will get over it).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food is very good, not very expensive, just not very visible. Service was really good as well, I went early evening and there was no crowd, nice place (except I don't like country music, but I will get over it).

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Marion, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great prices for the amount of food you get. Service was prompt and food was out quickly. Would like to see more variety in terms of meat. Would go back if we were around Coralville. Easy place to find and big enough to not feel crowded at all. Ate there with a family of four and left with less than... More 

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Hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the second time we have had dinner at this Bandana's while on a road trip. I grew up in KC, my favorite city for western BBQ; we ordered ribs, baked beans (the beans were pretty good, always a good sign) and sweet potato fries -- we were pleased. Bandana's also has a good selection of BBQ sauce and... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I went to Bandana's as a final meal on what was otherwise a memorable vacation, all the way around. Since they touted having "award-winning" barbecue to be delicious, we expected the meal would be delicious. Were we ever disappointed! The chicken was okay - a very small portion, but it tasted okay. My husband's beef & pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times when we travel to or through the Iowa City area. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. There was a table of 4 this time and all had different items from the menu. Everyone was happy. I had the lunch chicken meal, best I have had!!! The chunky applesauce was a great choice also. Hubby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stopped on a fluke while driving through the area on I-80. I'd been to Bandana's before in another city so I had an idea what I was getting into. Since I was driving home and had another three hours to go, I told my server I hoped to eat and run. She was super accommodating and took my order... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent service and super food. Everyone seems to work as a team to ensure that all diners have a memorable experience. Fast and friendly service. I wish there was a Bandana's in my home town-- I'd be a regular. The BBQ is the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Every time we are in the area we stop in for Ribs and BBQ. We used to have a Bandanas in our hometown but it closed. Love the fact that they use no sauce. Truly smoked meat. The rubs they use are fantasic and you will never leave hungry.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were visiting families in Iowa City when we made the trip to this BBQ joint. It was a delightful surprise! The BBQs were very good! I ordered the 2-meat combo with brisket and turkey. The brisket had a nice smoke ring and very nice flavor. But the star of the show was the smoked turkey. I have never had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have been here a few times, which has turned into once every time we visit. The food has been consistently great. My favorite is the Southern Pulled Pork sandwich - served with coleslaw on top. There is so much pork on the sandwich that you could easily make another sandwich of it. Pour on your favorite of the sauces... More 

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Additional Information about Bandana's BBQ

Address: 807 1st ave, Coralville, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807 1st ave, Coralville, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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