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“Very large menu”

Bandana's Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Youngstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lewiston, New York
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very large menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We like to go to Bandanas when we have a bunch of people who can't decide what kind of food they want. The menu is quite large and covers everything from bar food to fancier, more expensive choices. Service is fine, atmosphere is OK, prices are cheap. Fairly quiet during the week, may wait for a table on Fridays.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Dabillz67
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English first
Youngstown, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lake Ontario Charmer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Bandana's appeal is it's location. The establishment is a destination for a few niche groups. Folks who ride the Seaway Trail find Bandana's to be a great place to stop for refreshments and many flavors of plump, saucy chicken wings. For folks in the neighborhood, it's their local bar, and sports bar. Food and drink specials during games support this. However, there is a traditional dining room which can become swamped as hordes of people can be observed descending upon it. There are standards on the menu that bear mention. Vegetables; for real, fresh vegetables. Prime beef medallions all buttery soft with a HEAD of the greenest broccoli I was never able to replicate at home. Veggie slaw lightly dressed is a signature dish. Homemade soups, rich and round, usually found only in the poshest of restaurants. The creme of mushroom soup is blue ribbon. Mac&Cheese Monday's with Cajun Catfish is sought after by the locals who probably set their clocks by this. Don't travel to the east side of Buffalo; go to Bandana's for their pierogies, My God.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Mary D
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Niagara Falls, New York
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Second time there and the last”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

First time there was a pleasant outing. Nothing spectacular, but deserving of a repeat visit. Second time around was a disaster! Waited 1 ½ hours to be seated, for what they said would be ½ wait. Ok, these things happen from time to time. Finally seated and ordered our dinners. Service was good and apologetic for the wait. Dinner arrived and was almost inedible. Wife's jerk chicken had absolutely no taste and was totally dried out. She had one bite and I did a confirmation taste...it was horrible. Daughter's basic chicken sandwich was almost as bad. They did remove the wife’s chicken off the bill, but I feel that the long wait along with the poor food, deserved more consideration.
Like the subject line states…I won’t be back and I shall convey my displeasure to the rest of my middle income, disposable income friends.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Ian Q
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San Francisco
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Better than it looks from the outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

The food really surprised me. The menu really surprised me too! Large portions, lots of choices and the quality of the food was very good. The entry is the thru the bar which can be noisy, but don't let it keep you from entering the restaurant. Parking is plentiful, but it's plenty dark way in the back of the property.

  • Visited September 2012
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Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews
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“Not what we were expecting based on previous reviews”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Beer prices - pretty good - mid afternoon miller lite drafts for $2.25. I had the roast beef and cheddar hot sandwich. It was only on par with Arby's or Roy Rogers. My wife sampled the greek wrap. If adding lots of olives is enough to make something greek then greek it is but not in our book. The food overall was bland and we would not recommend this Bar and Grill for anything but drinking.

  • Visited July 2012
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