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Bandana's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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807 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2105
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Osceola, Iowa
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a Sunday around noon. They were not as busy as I expected, but seemed a bit short staffed. We had a group of 10 and service seemed a bit slow. The food was great however and prices aren't too bad.

Thank Mark641
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We have been here once before several years ago, we really liked it and have been wanting to go back. We got the opportunity last Friday night after a High School Football game. We ordered the Family Special, a slab of ribs and a whole chicken. It was so good, we couldn't stop eating. They gave us packets of all... More 

Thank Denise S
North English, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Last meal, closing tomorrow, moving to Cedar Rapids. I will miss the turkey. Sure wish they would make some Mac& Cheese.

2 Thank Larry D
Aurora, Colorado
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Tonight was my first visit and I really enjoyed it. I got a sampler of meats and they have many sauces to try. I am very picky about bbq and Bandana's passes with flying colors. Staff was very friendly and Ariel my waitress made fantastic suggestions as well. Only sad thing was I discovered this location is closing o. August... More 

Thank scotto198
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Always delicious and the staff are friendly. Any issues are taken care of promptly and they handle large groups very well.

Thank Alyssa K
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The food was very good, not a lot BBQ flavor that seems to overpower everything at some places. Portions were just right for lunch. Host was friendly and nice. Almost too sickeningly sweet and nice. If you have ever been seated or served by this type of person you know what I mean. The manager stopped by and asked how... More 

Thank k-and-3j
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ. I recommend the ribs and the chicken. Lots of choices for sauce. Side dishes were excellent. Mediocre service.

Thank KHIA213
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The food was edible but bad barbq. Tough, no flavour but smoke, the place was empty. Perhaps it gets better when the college is in session??

Thank Rob G
Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I were passing through Coralville on our way home to Michigan and stopped to relax & have a bite of bbq. We were greeted very nicely and seated (around 12:10 pm) and waited, and waited, and waited. Two different young gentlemen waiters appeared in our area to wait/serve on others and not once were we looked at... More 

Thank Jeannie H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went here because I love BBQ and hadn't tried it yet. My wife and I went here for lunch and we tried a little bit of everything. Started out with the Brunswick Stew. I guess it's just different than the stew I've had in Georgia. This is thick with lots of sliced potatoes, corn of course, chicken and other vegetables.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2105
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?