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Bare Bones Bar-B-Q & Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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2401 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265-8312
+1 309-762-7427
15:00 - 22:00
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Morrison, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the sample platter and sandwiches and everything is very tasty. Love the salad bar. Small place so can be difficult to find a place to sit at busy times.

Thank DERGE71
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The prime rib and salad bar was reminiscent of Bud's Skyline, but the filet was overcooked and flavorless. Should have stuck to the BBQ, I guess...

Thank Virginia F
Columbia, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great food lot's to choose from great salad bar and kid friendly. Lots of of room for customers. Price was very nice as well. Serve was prompt and polite.

Thank Donald D
Midlothian, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I was skeptical about this place because of its proximity to the airport. Many times places near airports are tourist rip-offs that know you are traveling and will probably never return. I stopped here while on business during the middle of the week. Its a fairly small place but has a clean and friendly atmosphere. They were less than half... More 

Thank Dave H
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Went there stood there for about 20 min finally went to bar sat there for another 10 very slow service food was ok went there because hotel recommend not a good fine old an dark felt dirty

Thank ZzzKathy K
Rock Island, Illinois
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had great food some had fish some had had steak it was all very good and the salad bar is every good.

Thank rthornton3
Sparta, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Breaded twice baked potatoes and the pizza were fabulous! Small dining area so we had to wait a bit.

Thank kwhitehead319
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Eating at this restaurant reminded me of eating of one of those hidden restaurants in Chinatown, the kind that doesn't have a sign and is at the top of the stairs leading from a simple door in the street. The people eating there were having a good lunch, my guess very satisfying. This is the same type of place, just... More 

Thank joshaurora
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The strong streak of contrarian in me was the cause for me dining here rather than one of the hotel's recommended restaurants. When asked, they knew nothing about it, aside from the huge "RIBS" sign, but the research panned out. This is the kind of restaurant I will search for on my travels because it makes itself different from everything... More 

Thank James S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We saw this restaurant and took a chance on it. It had awesome BBQ food and the cat fish was to die for. It's not a big place, so you may want to call and make reservations because it's layout of the building its hard to wait for a table. But the staff is always helpful and friendly.

Thank Chris F

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265-8312
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Moline
  • Phone Number: +1 309-762-7427

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