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4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-7800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Count on great food, great staff, and great prices

Bandana's BarBq is all about serving the customers. Guests can order lunch or dinner portions any time of the day, SO a customer can get the portion size they want any time. The staff is always so friendly, and they seem genuinely appreciative of the business. The prices are reasonable especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
travelsamc
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Independence, Missouri
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WashingtonDC
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563 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bandanas is the kind of barbecue place that you go to because it's close and not horrible, not because it's a great place to get barbecue. I went here once, and I would say it's your average suburban BBQ joint. They're not really known for anything, but you can get meat fast, so that's a plus. The location itself is... More 

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Thank jg325
Kansas City, Missouri
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

With so many amazing BBQ joints in Kansas City it is difficult to justify going to a chain place such as Bandana's. That being said, I have to admit that the food here is good, and I like that it is not drenched in sauce so that I can choose how much and what type of sauce I want to... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Independence, Missouri
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127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's hard to compete in Kansas City with BBQ when there are Gates, Jack Stack, LC's and Arthur Bryant. I found this barbecue not up to any of those four and too salty. The beans nor the cole slaw were impressive.

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Thank Maryfrances W
Pryor, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

These were some of the best ribs I've ever had. I also got potato wedges and potato salad and everything was great!

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Thank Alex M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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422 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had dinner here one night. The ribs are excellent, as well as the sides that are served. The service was very friendly, and courteous. The food, as I said was excellent. The meat fell off the ribs. They use a rub on their ribs and you have a few choices for BBQ sauces. You can't go wrong eating here.... More 

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Thank Zebra_45678
Independence, Missouri
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198 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Bandana's BarBq is all about serving the customers. Guests can order lunch or dinner portions any time of the day, SO a customer can get the portion size they want any time. The staff is always so friendly, and they seem genuinely appreciative of the business. The prices are reasonable especially considering the quality of food they serve. I always... More 

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Thank travelsamc
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant and have never been disappointed. They have three different sized portions: dinner, lunch, and small special to fit any appetite. All are available anytime. The beef is especially good because it is so lean it is all edible. The lack of fat does not mean it is dry but is really tender and moist. All... More 

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Thank THSAJohn
Canon City, Colorado
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We live 650 miles from Independence, but we remembered Bandana's from another trip in 2009. Therefore we looked for it on the I-70 services sign to pick our exit to stay overnight--the restaurant was more important than the motel. We weren't disappointed: The food and staff were just as great as we remembered--and even though they were short on the... More 

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Thank Carol K
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Very tasty and reasonably priced BBQ menu items. Lots of choices and combo's and the portions were good for the money paid. Beer was cold and the servers were friendly.

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Thank Garry H
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is not the best bq in town but it was a great spot to eat lunch. We had the lunch special and the two of us the for $12. The food was good I had chicken and my husband had beef. The lunch special included two sides. You could choose, baked beans, French fries, green beans, baked potato, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 373-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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