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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Avery K
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 3 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 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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