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“This Texas girl loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bandana's Bar Bq
301 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 964-9989
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Ranked #1 of 104 Restaurants in Ankeny
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“This Texas girl loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Oh gosh! Just pulling into the parking lot smelled wonderful. The food was just great. Loved the variety of the sauces. We ordered BBQ for two and the portions were more like BBQ for four!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Henderson, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I eat there monthly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Three meat combo with ribs, beef and turkey with sweet potato fries crispy and side salad. Don't touch the garlic bread as the fries are enough carbs for me. Turkey is chunked instead of sliced which is good with me. Ribs are always done perfect where they don't fall aff the bone but come off cleanly. Plenty of sauces and they pay attention with good service. I go to the one in Iowa City when I can as well.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

A very nice, clean family restaurant with excellent food
The service is fast and friendly
The bar-b-que is excellent

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ankeny, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Turkey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The pulled pork and BBQ turkey are really good and well presented. The ribs were not to my liking but everything else was great.

Visited November 2012
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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bandanas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Good bbq. Friendly atmosphere, family friendly too. Wide variety of side choices, which is nice. Never tried the desserts there.

Visited August 2012
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