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Bandana's Bar Bq

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4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-7800
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You Can Count On Decent BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Gary G
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Athens, Alabama
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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309 reviews 309 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
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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367 reviews 367 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Starting with the positive, the service is very good. Now the negative, the food, hmmm. Very few French fries, like they were afraid they may run out or have to make more, yet the restaurant was not crowded at all but at a major Midwest intersection of Noland Road and I-70 and at high noon, a BBQ place should be... More 

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Door County WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just passing thru on the interstate thought we would stop for a quick bite. At 1:30pm the lunch rush was over, but we still waited nearly 30 minutes after we ordered for our food. Food was just OK. If you are hungry don't order the "special". It consisted of about 2 ounces of meat with 2 sides. For food that... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Chicken Nachos and sweet potato fries. A takeout order that rarely gets old. This is really an overlooked place; totally worth making it happen...

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Orion, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Recently my family and I stayed at the Quality Inn in Independence. We decided to check this place out since it was in the parking lot. I'm glad we did. We got a family special with bbq, beans, corn, and delicious garlic bread - all for under $30. The food was fixed fast and getting the take out was a... More 

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Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was just out the front door of my motel and not very hungry and there was BBQ restaurant. Kansas City is famous for BBQ so I poped in to what was on the menu. It was short but sweet. On special you had your choice meats and 2 sides for $5.59 WOW Beef, pork chicken sides baked potatoes, corn,... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

How many ways can we say awesome food and service. We are a family that was visiting Independence and love BBQ food. So when we tried Bandana's BBQ Restaurant, we left busting at the seams and more than pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service was superb. Once we were served I don't think there wasn't a positive... More 

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Independence, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

They have roaches! Used to work there. Don't suggest anyone eating here. This is only at the Independence, MO location that I am aware of, but I feel it is disgusting and that people should know about the pest problem. You don't want your kids or family to eat here, I promise. Not to mention the way you are treated... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Bandanas has been my favorite barbecue for years now. I fear they are changing to cheaper ingredients because last night really sucked.

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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
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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