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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
Delicious Fried Okra and Beef

Easy going environment with quick and nice service. I liked that they had 6 different sauces to flavor the meat with. It was nice to sample a variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jasmine G
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy going environment with quick and nice service. I liked that they had 6 different sauces to flavor the meat with. It was nice to sample a variety.

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Thank Jasmine G
Muscatine, Iowa
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Bandana's BBQ to bring back to our hotel on New Year's Eve. The service was quick! The food was very good...we ordered one of their family dinners that had pulled pork, ribs, and sides. Both meats were very tasty, pork was not fatty. The sides we got were fries, garlic bread & beans. I was surprised that such... More 

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Thank midwestraveller
Iowa City
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there a few times. Their style & cut of meat produces Ribs that are a bit chewy, but tasty. Nothing falls off their bones. Sides are good & service is fast. Got a nice bar set up. Best Ribs in Iowa City? 1. Jimmy Jacks 2. Wildwood.

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Thank Doc1950
Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We visit this place for dinner about once a month. My wife likes the beef, I like the smoked sausage or chicken. Portions are large, some may want to buy the lunch sized plates. All come with garlic bread and two sides. On the table is a selection of five BBQ sauces. Their home made potato salad is excellent. Ribs... More 

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Thank RichSH20
Laramie, Wyoming
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I visit this area every few months for family reasons, and I always look forward to a meal (or more) at Bandana's. The night I got in, I ordered the 3-meat combo platter, and I had enough left for lunch the next day! The meats are served without sauce, but you get a choice from six (I think) on the... More 

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Thank WyomingCooboy
New Sharon, Iowa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I just fell in love with ribs. Bandana's BBQ dry rubbed ribs are great and the nachos are a meal in them selfs absolutely a good food experience.

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Thank devon898
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dinner was very good with a variety of different BBQ sauces to enjoy with your entrée. It has a very "cowboy-ish" theme, hence the name Bandana's. Great service, close to everything in Coralville or Iowa City, ample parking.

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Thank K T
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Popped in about 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, and the place had several other customers also eating a late lunch. Always a good sign. Our party of three had ribs and some steak options. Plus sides. The favorite was the garlic bread ( which is also the bun ) wonderful. The food was very good. I can not wait to return.

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Thank neuenfeld
Tinley Park, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here before our college visit. The food was delicious, i do not recommend the potato salad. Service was outstanding and the prices were fair. I would recommend stopping here if you are in the area.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We enjoyed appetizers and margaritas at the bar late in the evening. The service was wonderful and it was a fun environment among Iowa football fans. There were TVs everywhere, so we didn't miss a play. Loved the BBQ and appreciated the gluten free menu! Good location.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?