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

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Great place to eat

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Garry H
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Canon City, Colorado
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30 reviews
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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 

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had a little of everything. Liked that they smoke chicken and turkey as well as pork and beef. Is there any bad Q in Kansas??? I loved it all :) Oh and our server was so cute and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to Bandana's for lunch on a Saturday. We were seated quickly and the service was pretty good considering it was crowded. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was excellent. Lots of meat and flavor. Sides were plentiful. Priced right too.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When travelling, it is almost always better to find a place for the evening, feel comfortable & secure there, then enjoy a nice evening meal closeby that does not require excessive labor. Such was the case recently when I had motored from SpringfieldMO to ColumbiaMO, met my wife and we both motored West, stopping at IndependenceMO for overnight. It was... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place knows how to do BBQ. They bring you the meat without sauce so you can add any of the four flavors on the table. In reality, the meat speaks for itself and doesn't really need much sauce on it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Took family of 3 for first visit. First thing noticed was the exceptionally friendly staff. Our waitress was training a young man, and he stayed busy throughout our stay. She did a wonderful job as did he. The portions of food was very large and the many choices of sauces made the dinner enjoyable. The sauces were ok, but not... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had BBQ at three other places in KC, and this one was by far the best one. The meat was very tender on the ribs and the rub was good. The rub actually turned into a BBQ sauce as the meat was cooked. No jerky on these ribs! The Brunswick stew was also very good, the chicken melted in... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have found this place to be consistently good in my numerous visits. I usually order the lunch portion which is plenty for me with the generous sides. Very good ribs, brisket and pulled pork and excellent slaw and house made apple sauce. This St. Louis based chain can be inconsistent but this outlet is the best I've found. Located... 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


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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