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Bandana's BBQ

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807 1st ave, Coralville, IA
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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 food and atmospshere.

Went there with a group of golfing friends and the service was very good and the food even better. I recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Rickey23
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Coralville, Iowa
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped 08/16/2015 for lunch. At first, a little disappointed that a BBQ place did not sell brisket, but used beef shoulder instead. Waitress brought out a sample for my daughter and I to taste. It was trimmed very well and had a very good flavor. My daughter ordered it and I ordered smoked turkey. They have a $.00 special that... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there with a group of golfing friends and the service was very good and the food even better. I recommend.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We recently dined at the Bandana's BBQ in Coralville IA, and were very disappointed. Yes, this review does buck the trend of positive reviews here, but you will understand why. My wife and I were traveling and decided to try Bandana's for the first time - and the last. The restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. There wasn't alot... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We turned up in midafternoon for a very late lunch, so the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our first surprise is that it's a restaurant, not a "rib joint"---we expected benches, stools, order at a counter, but not so. It has kind of a sports bar feel, with TVs hanging all around. Booths and tables, menus, servers. We ordered the variety meal... More 

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

AMAZING wings and great service. Been here several times and love the food, tastes great, comes out fast and is reasonably priced. The wait staff has always been very nice.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Pretty typical BBQ place, but the service was outstanding. It was extremely crowded the weekend we were in town, but the servers worked very hard at keeping every customer happy. Food was good, but the wait staff was outstanding.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

North of Missouri, it's often difficult to find really good pulled pork. The search is quickly resolved if you visit Bandana's. The Coralville restaurant is huge by comparison with those we've found before, but the quality of food is the same--fantastic. If you're a person who must add a sauce to what is already first-rate, Bandana's has a great assortment.... More 

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Interlochen, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Really enjoyed the BBQ ribs, and the huge assortment of sauces to choose from. Very convienent location near the freeway exit.

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Decatur, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pretty typical of good BBQ joints. Ribs and sides were excellent (I especially liked their "old-style" applesauce). Waitress (Adrian?) was properly attentive without being overbearing. Lots of sports on big screen TVs. I plan to be back!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is very similar to Famous Dave's if you have that in your area. The meats (chicken and pulled pork sandwich) were very good and so were the sauces. The sides...not so great. Skip the sweet potato fries in favor of the regular. The hubs said that the beans were good as well. The kids said that the chicken... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?