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Pollo Bandido

225 W Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601
+1 502-699-2255
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupusas” (5 reviews)
“potato wedges” (5 reviews)
“pollo” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
225 W Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Went in here because other places were closed. So glad we did, it was amazing. The pupusas were yummy and the mexican coffee was good too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louisa V
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

While visiting from out of town, we wanted to find a local place with gf options. The owner was knowledgeable, very helpful and super friendly. The chicken and ribs were great! My kids loved the potato wedges. The potato salad was fine. The chicken bbq...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastal31167305501
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I ended up getting the half chicken with a salad. The chicken was really good, moist, fall off the bone! The salad however wasn't my favorite a little to wet, but I will definitely give them another try with a different side.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AmberW2140
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a tiny little place in the heart of downtown but it packs a huge punch to your taste buds with the ribs and all the sides. There are several sauces to choose from and all are delicious, the ribs fall off the bone...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a must try, if you’re near Frankfort! And if you work downtown boy am I jealous that you have access to this treasure every day! I had the shrimp po boy and there were a ton of perfectly cooked & seasoned shrimp on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I found this place on my phone this week and wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Everything tasted great. We tried the ribs and brisket. Also a mixed berry homemade empanada with ice cream . I think that this is our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank johnpK6929PW
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

If you love a hole in the wall that seats maybe 30 plus 8 more outside this is a must try place. The staff was great and made recommendations that I excepted (shrimp Po'boy with DIABLO sauce) my wife got the pulled chicken and wedges....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ozinky
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This eatery is fantastic. I had the bbq chicken, and my wife tried the ribs and both were incredible. If I could I would have stayed overnight just to come back for dinner and again for lunch the following day. Staff was friendly. Just a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank NNJ1204
Reviewed April 8, 2018

A total surprise in an otherwise totally deserted downtown. Food truly great. Friendly and clean and a wonderful surprise.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TomBardstownKentucky
Reviewed April 7, 2018

This place is a gem. Family owned, right in the heart of the city, it offers some of the best chicken you will ever find. Slow roasted, tender, falling off the bone. Owner makes 9 different sauces and you can try them all from mild...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gail O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 W Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: +1 502-699-2255
  • E-mail
Pollo Bandido--a BBQ joint that does everything but "mask" flavor! Open for lunch, and dinner, Pollo Bandido offers everything from 1/2 racks or ribs to Full BBQ Rotisserie Chicken! Find us on the corner of Lewis and Main St., right across from First Federal Bank. Order Online Today!
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