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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
Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
A Delicious Find

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Zeke Y
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Chicago, Illinois
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Ramon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went here for a group lunch, so many items were ordered. The wings, the ribs, the pulled meat sandwiches were all excellent. So was the service. The place has many, many types of excellent BBQ sauce, so that all BBQ sauce tastes can be accomodated.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had the BBQ Family Feast for 4 and had enough food for 8. Ribs, chicken, fried okra and sweet potato fries were spectacular. Server was attentive and friendly. Great environment for a family dinner!

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Cedar Rapids
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is our new favorite stopping place when in town for U. of Iowa sporting events as it is a not far of the university sports venues and close to Interstate 80. I would be hard-pressed to think of anything bad to say. All the entries we've tried have been very good and the prices were reasonable. (We especially like... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I came here earlier this year, and at the end of the day, I felt like having ribs. This really hit the spot. The food was delicious, but only worth a stop if you are in Coralville. It has fine dining and a bar area, and nice atmosphere, delicious food. But my only qualm with it is that the city... More 

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Quad Cities
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

For our family, this is a pleasant change from the average BBQ Joint. One gets the BBQ Chicken Nachos, its huge but he doesn't share because he loves it so much. One gets the ribs and says they compare to all the other places she gets ribs. One gets something different each time, enjoys it but has not yet found... More 

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Middlegrove
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had never heard of the place..I am so glad we found it..great bbq..I had the chicken..it comes with a dry rub and the sauces were on the table,but it does not need it..very favorable.moist. Will definitely go back

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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?