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Bandana's BBQ

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4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-7800
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The absolute best open pit pork and chicken I have ever had. SO MOIST !! So flavorful! And the sides were fresh, tasted home made and quite a variety! LOVE Bandana's!

Thank Rhonda M
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was on the road and spent the nite in Independence rest was close to our hotel. Must say we were very pleased with the service and the food was great, had the ribs and sausage would definitely stop again

Thank Diana L
Blue Springs, Missouri
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there for my brothers party when we got there they said that they only had one pork dinner left and it was only 4 in the after noon

Thank isaiahwilton63
Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The service was good and we were greeted when we came in. We did not have to wait to be seated. The St. Louis style ribs were very good. Get a full rack and share with friends or family. The full rack is to much for one person to eat which is a good thing. We would eat there again.

Thank Richard R
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Lost my order waited 30 minutes inside after 20 at hotel. They forgot stuff so had to go back. Really? BBQ was OK. Pork was juicy, beff was smoky. Beans terrific. Bread great.

Thank Goastryder
Perry, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Located close to the hotel, food was very good. Staff was attentive and kind. Offered us dinner or lunch portions. We ordered the dinner portion and was probably enough food for 2 people.

Thank Brenda H
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Big portions, good flavor, basic bbq menu, not much to get confused over. Would recommend if you want local flavor bbq

Thank nascarmikeb
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We actually picked it up to go and one of the waitresses heard me say I needed to find something with K.C. Royals on it to take back to Texas for my son and gave me a lighter with the logo. We loved loved loved the food. Good price a lot of food for the money

Thank Nora P
Vermillion, South Dakota
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Ended up here because we were hungry and it was close. We probably would have been happier if we had driven a bit farther. This was typical chain restaurant fare with generic "rustic" decor. Our service was quite good, which was offset the mediocre food. They also have no Burnt Ends - a KC area staple. The server did suggest... More 

Thank fatzaz
Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

If you waNT GREAT finger licking good barbeque thats fall off the bone delicious i go to bandanas,great food great service,good atmosphere.

Thank deedee m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 4140 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: (816) 373-7800

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