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Bandana's Bar-B-Q

502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-2216
+1 309-662-7427
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
502 Iaa Dr, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-2216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had the 2 meat platter w/ corn and baked beans as a side. Beans were great and the corn was average. 2 huge slices of garlic toast was a great bonus. The meats were very good (pork and smoked sausage)....More

Thank trio556
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove the 50 miles to Bloomington to try this place at the recommendation of a friend. Cute decor, clean and the food was good. The baked beans were nothing special, the potato salad wasn’t out of the ordinary, but the pulled...More

Thank Adana69
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Even realizing that Bloomington IL is not a BBQ mecca, I cannot in good conscience give this restaurant a positive review. I am not a BBQ connoisseur, but I've had decent BBQ a few times... this wan't one of them. The atmosphere of this restaurant...More

Thank edge46
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good, we split a triple meat platter. There was ample food for 2 of us. They offer a variety of bbq sauces on the table. It’s a casual restaurant, it can be quiet in the off times, and loud during busy...More

Thank 50BW51
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for supper.A good selection on the menu.we decided on beef and pork.a good selection of sauces and sides.The portions are about average for the price.Good food and service.not great.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Bandana’s Bar-B-Q on Monday afternoon around 12:30pm. It was pretty busy when we arrived but we didn’t have to wait. Service: Service was excellent from the host to the waitresses. Everyone was very friendly and worked quickly. Our food came out fast...More

Thank erica_gen1
Reviewed 2 December 2017

There is nothing particularly good nor particularly bad about Bandana's Bar-B-Q. It is average in every way. The restaurant is a regional chain, and the appearance, quality, and taste of the food is very representative of what chain restaurants typically serve. My wife and I...More

Thank cgm309
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Tremendous service staff, well trained. Melt in your mouth smoked brisket. A nice selection of meat combo plates. Don't pass up the garlic bread. Pulled pork, excellent. Chicken moist. Reasonably priced, great ambiance.

Thank sleev2085
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Walking in the door we were greeted with the delicious smoky smell of bbq. We ordered pulled pork and beef brisket. Both were very good. I liked trying all the different bbq sauces on the table.

Thank RubyRocks25
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The ribs were very good. The sweet potato fries were good. The menu said ribs were cooked for 14 hours. Kind of doubt that as they weren't fall-off-the-bone, but they were good. For a good meal with good service, stop here!

Thank Ann M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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-Normal, IL 61701-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-662-7427
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