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3621 9th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
Today
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 9
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Okay BBQ

I stopped in for lunch and had the brisket sandwich with potato wedges (fries aren't on the menu) for about $8.50. The brisket was slightly smoky and not very moist. Spicy BBQ sauce wasn't available. The potato wedges were okay. Service was good and friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Mike M
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Omaha, Nebraska
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minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is one of the BBQ I've eaten at. It really doesn't look like much but stop in try it. Awesome servers and I hate karaoke but they had some really good singers in there.Just a fun small time bar.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I've never seen anything like this. I stopped in on my way through traveling after a long drive. The bar owner was so rude, I had to ask several times for my drink and food. Not to mention I was there enjoying entertainment and the owner was outside complaining to everyone about the people inside the bar. Needs new ownership... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stopped in for lunch and had the brisket sandwich with potato wedges (fries aren't on the menu) for about $8.50. The brisket was slightly smoky and not very moist. Spicy BBQ sauce wasn't available. The potato wedges were okay. Service was good and friendly.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the food was good but I was not happy with them having a menu on line that does not match the menu in the restraint also they said on the menu where I ordered a 3 meat item and the waitress said oh if you want the briskets there is a &2.00 up charge that is not on the menu... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place is a little off the beaten path and hard to find but is well worth the effort. They have a well rounded menu and even serve breakfast. The food is exceptional, especially the bbq, and prices are really reasonable. It seemed like the waitresses always had a smile on their faces and they made you feel like you... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

So many people talked this place up and obviously they have not eaten there! Was not impressed with the smoked meat at all! If your Idea of good BBQ is mcdonalds mcrib then you will like it at the hog stop. The meat is either lightly smoked or overpowered with smoke flavor! The service was terrible and the decor was... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had the buffet and it was all very overcooked. I am a KCBS judge so my standards are high but sometimes you find little gems- this was not one.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hog Stop has great smoked meats with "add your own sauce" servings. I love the choice of sauces and often choose to enjoy the smoked meat without. Either way, it is a great place to satisfy your BBQ craving!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in town for one night and wanted to eat in a locally owned restaurant. Our search found Hog Stop and I'm glad it did! While the decor is nothing to rave about the food is! The portions are very generous, the half rack would satisfy a hungry man. Corn bread is excellent! Service is attentive. The smoked ribs... More 

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Colorado Springs CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stopped by on a Sunday night and I know that might be an odd time to stop for dinner but that's when I was there. Half of the wait staff couldn't be bothered to look away from her video game: "Just sit anywhere you like" The other waitress was quite pleasant and professional. I ordered the shaved beef which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3621 9th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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