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Bandana's Bar-B-Q

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502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701-2216
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hardwick, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the hotel clerk told me about this place, I was excited to try it out. I walked in and like the decor of the place. The prices are very reasonable and will not scare you out the door. The be baked potato that came with the meal was very hot all the way through which was nice. This tells... More 

Thank Mark C
Hudson, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Love this place the food is really good, wonderful service, great value! You can get a great meal for under $6.

Thank Kirsten L
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for my weekly meal. I love the full slab of ribs platter. Enough for 2 meals. I also love the smoked sausage and someone I will get the combo. Take out is great and iris always ready for me when I walk in. Cost is a little high for ribs but I love the taste.

Thank swuppy22
Pekin, Illinois
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We had always just driven by, it looked expensive. We stopped for lunch. They have budget meals, all the way up to full meals. It was the best pork bbq I've had in a long time. We went back 3 days later. We will be back many times I'm sure.

Thank R6762PGstevec
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Has a many choices off BBQ sauce as well as serving sizes depending on you hunger never had a bad meal great food friendly service

Thank austin b
Avon, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Local BBQ great food and great prices our waitress was great and we had a party of 13. Everyone got what they wanted and the bread was amazing! The homemade donuts are a amazing!! Must have a dozen to go 😋!

Thank Bondlj
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Anytime you can get enough BBQ that it takes a trash can lid to bring it to the table its ok by me, Ive eaten at Bandanas all over the country and they typically have very good food, sauces and sides, I enjoy the Turkey and Pork, But I like the Ribs and wings also, great BBQ Beans and Slaw... More 

Thank donlanier
Peoria, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We ordered ahead again and picked our order. They double checked our order to make sure nothing was missing. The turkey was delicious! Also ordered the chicken, but it's not my favorite due to the fact it's bone in. The turkey is sliced and ready to eat! The toast is the best.

Thank JoBeth G
Bloomington, Illinois
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This restaurant is not open and was awful! It was out dated and the food was not good! In fact I can not think of anything good to say about this plase. It is located in an area that can never sustain a restaurant!

2 Thank sls8558
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We had never been to Bloomington and stopped in to eat here. Positive reviews were spot on! We were met with a friendly smile from Emma. She then was our waitress and gave suggestions that were perfect, yet not overbearing. Food was perfect portions and excellent. I had the smoked turkey and it was moist and tender. Better than any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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, IL 61701-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309662-7427

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?