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Bandana's Bar-B-Q

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502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-2216
+1 309-662-7427
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (13 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-2216
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Tremendous service staff, well trained. Melt in your mouth smoked brisket. A nice selection of meat combo plates. Don't pass up the garlic bread. Pulled pork, excellent. Chicken moist. Reasonably priced, great ambiance.

Thank sleev2085
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Walking in the door we were greeted with the delicious smoky smell of bbq. We ordered pulled pork and beef brisket. Both were very good. I liked trying all the different bbq sauces on the table.

Thank RubyRocks25
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The ribs were very good. The sweet potato fries were good. The menu said ribs were cooked for 14 hours. Kind of doubt that as they weren't fall-off-the-bone, but they were good. For a good meal with good service, stop here!

Thank Ann M
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

First: there are no damn TVs mounted on every wall. I'm going out to eat. NOT watch TV. Bloomington is an odd town. It wants to be a big town, but it also wants to be a small town. I live nearby, and visit frequently,...More

Thank iampjk3416
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

This unassuming place can easily be missed. The location is not ideal and the outside is uninspiring. However, if you get past that and make it to your table, you will be pleasantly surprised. The chicken platter was delicious with its nice subdued smokey flavor....More

Thank Michel P
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Good food, good service and well worth the drive! The portions are very generous, with delicious sides, yummy baked potatoes and the garlic bread is the best! Have been several times and only one oops which the staff was more than happy to correct and...More

Thank hgplady26
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I went with my 2 kids for lunch and it was my first time. I ordered chicken and my kids got sausage. Well, the food is great, but the service is very bad!! Although the restaurant wasn't crowded but still it a while to get...More

Thank Nany M
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Pork was delicious with great (smoked) coloring. Unlike most other BBQ places here in the Midwest, Bandana's sides are southern style. So the cole slaw has an amazing vinegar base and the baked beans are smoky. The boiled peanuts were spot on (I'm from the...More

Thank Kerr767
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I love Banadana's and try to eat here regularly as possible. The ribs are so good, it's my favorite item on the menu. Their buffalo chicken strips are excellent as well. The employee's are always friendly and attentive, which reflect on the owner who is...More

Thank dustyzz75
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I ordered a variety plate and the food was awesome my husband ordered something differant so we could taste more varieties it was all good.

Thank lboolman52
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-662-7427
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