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Bandana's BBQ

807 1st ave, Coralville, IA
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Ranked #6 of 104 restaurants in Coralville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.
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Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.
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Saint Joseph, Mo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped at this location during our vacation recently, as we were passing through and stayed at a motel across the street for the night. We actually have a Bandana's in our hometown, but this one beats it hands down! Very clean, friendly servers, and the food is fantastic!

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fort dodge
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch and was very impressed of the staff. Friendly, helpful and well trained, made us feel welcomed. The food was ok, had a good smoky taste and was tender, but a little salty for my taste and I didn't feel the value was on par with the quality.

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Byron, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We loved our visit to Bandana's! Two of our party had a beef platter and two had pork. Both were excellent. The meat was flavorful, juicy, and tender. I think everyone's favorite was the garlic bread that came with it. Very buttery and not too much garlic. We all had the lunch platter, which is a little smaller than the... More

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Iowa City, IA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We got Bandana's for a large graduation party. Pork was good. Beef and turkey were not shredded but cut into chunks, which was strange. Sauce came in bottles labeled as their own ,but I wonder. Also came with sauce is packets. Silverware was individually packaged with very small plastic service and small cheap napkins. Back to Jimmy Jacks.

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Spring,TX, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

After a long flight from Dallas stopped in to Bandan's BBQ in Coralville for lunch and was surprised at the pleasant atmosphere and great tasting pork BBQ. Service was great and the price was reasonable.

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Blair, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

We're from out of town and picked this place due to reviews. I'm a healthy eater but decided to do a less healthy and choose BBQ I was not disappointed. They had calories of everything on the menu and they had the regulars beef and pork but also had turkey and chicken. I got the turkey with green beans and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Right off the freeway, close to hotels. Food: Turkey was excellent, Ribs were very good, Beef was good. For dessert, the donut holes are amazing.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I came here with my brother who was in town to visit and is a big barbecue fan. Having just moved to the area myself I chose this one for barbecue based on reviews here. All I have to say is I hope Iowa City has better barbecue to offer than this Famous Dave's wannabe because his meal and mine... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have a friend and we go to different restaurants of her choosing....or mine. She knows I love BBQ.We had a bad experience at Jimmy Jack's in Iowa City...which I love...normally. This place was her idea...I had not heard of it...no advertising? To start...the service was great!I hope it was not just due to the fact we go during off... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We got the platter for two and it could easily feed four. All the food was very good and the restaurant was clean with lots of TVs to watch the games. The only thing that might make it better is if the food was hot instead of warm.

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