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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    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
Coralville, Iowa
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a great restaurant. Fast friendly service, reasonably priced. Been here several times on our trips to Iowa City Children's Hospital. Convenient location near many hotels and not too far from the hospital.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

When I'm on the road I can't resist when I see a BBQ restaurant. The pork was delicious. They had several sauces, I tried them all and they were all good. It was a good atmosphere inside with TV's all around the bar.

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Passing through the area we stopped for Fuel and decided to try Bandana's. We never heard of it so we were happy to find such a good lunch. The pork sandwich was excellent with Cole slaw. There were five different sauces. Our group tried various sides and they were all well prepared and tasty. The service was as good. Our... More 

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Got my husband's order wrong, my pork came out a bit colder than room temp., sausage was bland, "creamy" coleslaw was watery. Garlic bread was good. Noticed order was wrong at table next to us, too. Server dropped bottle of bbq sauce that splattered up my arm, he barely stopped to say "sorry".

Dubuque, Iowa
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was excellent BBQ We ate on our way to a show so we were in a bit of a rush...but it was great food and the donut holes for dessert were excellent. Staff was professional.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Bandanas is consistently good barbecue. It's a great place to stop after a game. The service is fast. Try the wings...really good. We also like the stuffed baked potato topped with barbecued pork. If you have room the fresh donut holes are delicious. This is not a fancy place at all, but the food and service are good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Wow! Tired from traveling, we'd just gone to Walgreens for a few things and considered the local Applebees, but instead decided to try the Bandana's BBQ. It was almost closing time, but the folks welcomed us in. OMG. The food was amazing, and really cheap. I'd have paid a lot more for it. I had the most delightfully-smoked chicken; fantastic.... More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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11 reviews
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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 

Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews
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.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue


Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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