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Boxer Barbeque Co

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722 Creek Top, Council Bluffs, IA
712-325-4227
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best in Town

Boxer has the best BBQ in Council Bluffs. Cornbread is a must as are the beans. Most of the food is made from family recipes. The service is quick, the food is good, what more can you ask. The staff also goes the extra mile. Calling near closing one night, they stayed open an extra 20 minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Boxer has the best BBQ in Council Bluffs. Cornbread is a must as are the beans. Most of the food is made from family recipes. The service is quick, the food is good, what more can you ask. The staff also goes the extra mile. Calling near closing one night, they stayed open an extra 20 minutes for us.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is good quality. However, I don't feel that it is as good as my friends and I expected.Sauce is similar to a commercial one (whose name that I wont mention) available in alot of big box stores with a little twist added. Usually brown sugar. Atmosphere and area is a little precarious. However, I have found that some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is real barbeque. If you happen to stay in Council Bluffs for the CWS you definitely need to hit this place up. The brisket is great and the owner really cares. Bring cash though!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a hidden secret in Council Bluffs. The meat just falls off the bone. Very casual atmosphere if you eat in. Worth the trip!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great tasting food with a variety of BBQ. We were greeted, seated, and a large variety menu was brought for our selection. Very friendly staff.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful flavor and great owner's. Probably the Best BBQ in Council Bluffs, IA. Smoky flavor. Love the pulled pork.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's a down-home atmosphere and the food is distinctively tasty and plentiful. We normally order ahead and frequently get it to go. Chains don't hold a candle to Boxer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

BBQ is average at best, but that's probably because I'm a certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judge, for almost 10 years. Boxer BBQ is really nothing special. Slow service, expensive for a quick lunch. Probably won't return. It's very disappointing. I've heard it was good, but those who think Boxer is good probably don't really know what good barbeque really... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Boxer BBQ was a place I have driven by and always wondered about. There is so little BBQ in the Omaha, CB area. I was a bit put off online when I checked the menu and thought it to be a bit pricey, so hesitated. Finally three of us went and I was not disappointed. I had the combo sandwich,... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stopped in between some softball games and bought a pound of brisket to go. Wanted burnt ends, which they don't do, but they accommodated me by putting in some of the barky edges of the brisket. It was very tender and tasty. So good, I couldn't stop eating it, and ended up with the meat sweats. Their original sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 Creek Top, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 712-325-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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