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4225 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3159
(816) 671-1166
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Reliably good BBQ

I have eaten at Bandana's a few times now and it is always tasty. The sides are good and some are unique like the fried corn on the cob. Service is always good and friendly. Prices are also decent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Russell S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Omaha, Nebraska
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I like this place because it is super fast (as BBQ is) and the sides were homemade tasty. The place is a convenient stop when I am driving from Omaha to KC for a quick bite. They don't serve spirits just beer and wine. Staff is friendly and the place is clean. I loved the potato salad.

Thank Josie S
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Based on varous reviews, we were expecting the best BBQ ever. It was good, but near as good as the BBQ places in SC. The meat had a good flavor, but was chopped not pulled, thus the meat hard to eat. Also, I had two pieces of gristle - not yummy. The slaw average and baked beans were a little... More 

Thank MilesL44
Macon, Missouri
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The service is good and each time we go to St. Joseph, this is one of the places on our usual list. I've had BBQ from a variety of restaurants over the years, and I have to say, even being a chain, this is some of the best BBQ I have ever had. What I love is they even serve... More 

Thank Chris F
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Wonderful staff. Very clean and family oriented environment. Ask for Erly to be your waitor. He was outstanding

Thank Towerwife
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I have eaten at Bandana's a few times now and it is always tasty. The sides are good and some are unique like the fried corn on the cob. Service is always good and friendly. Prices are also decent.

Thank Russell S
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We travel through Missouri a lot, and whenever we pass St Joseph, we always stop at Bandana's. The food and service are fantastic. There is a wide variety of sauces for your food. There is something great for young and old. Have been to a lot of BBQ resturants, but this one stands out and is top of the line.... More 

Thank NebraskaWanderer
Fresno, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Smoked turkey got us out of the capsaicin allergy--and it was tender and delicious. Two of us split a BBQ for two. The ribs were wonderful: crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside with a lot to eat, Pulled pork and brisket were fine. The chicken was good, too.

Thank CivilGeek
Coppell, Texas
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292 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Easy access right off the highway. Stopped for lunch, my boyfriend has been many times. I had the BBQ baked potato with brisket & cheddar cheese. It was delicious. The fried corn was excellent too. Boyfriend had his favorite brisket sandwich with fried corn and a baked potato. Our server Brittany was sweet and attentive keeping our ice tea full.... More 

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bandanas has a menu full of option from turkey to pork ribs and Toddler to Busses in the Lot. I absolutely love their full slab of ribs that are currently only priced at @ $16. They have great Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and Turkey and Really tasty Smoked Brisket. If they don't have a combo plate you want, they will... More 

Thank JimnLisaB
Sun City West, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This Bandana's was just like any other ones. I guess that is one of the reason I went there. Good location but getting out of the parking lot can take some time since there is only one way in and out. Other than that it was what I expected to be.

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4225 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3159
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: (816) 671-1166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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