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Bandana's Barbecue

308 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (43 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
“potato salad” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
308 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was quite close to the motel where I was staying so I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. The food was well-prepared and very tasty and the portions were large. If I happen to be in this area again I'll...More

Thank flyboy1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 7 , one time 8 another ate dinner here..Ended up the last thing we did as no more time..If you have all day to eat good place to eat and talk and talk and talk..PORTIONS much smaller than before..counted 22 fries most smaller...More

Thank 2017art
Reviewed 1 week ago

People said the BBQ it's better here and there, but for us it's just a BBQ place to eat. I order the ribs, were o.k. , husband has a sandwich , just a place to go if you are in the feeling of eating that......More

Thank Odile H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bandana's was right next to our hotel. Easy choice for lunch. Ribs were dry rubbed and excellent. Smokey flavor with 6 different sauces at the table just in case. I didn't use any. I also ordered smoked chicken wings. Large and meaty, again no need...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with a gang of people from work. Food was excellent and service was too. They were very busy so it took a bit to get our food but we had a big group too. Never the less it was worth the...More

Thank J_Elkins18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled pork sandwich was average, standard industry bleached white four roll measured-to-weight meat. Two beers on tap, Sam Adam Oktoberfest and Blue Moon. I asked for Sam Adams, got Blue Moon. I like both so did not complain. Server never asked if would like anything...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I'm not a huge BBQ fan but my husband likes it. He ordered an pulled pork sandwich but had to add sauce since it was dry. I had the Brunswick stew-meh--and a salad that was okay. Would we return? Nope.

Thank kglen1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was a short walk from out hotel and was a great stop for dinner. The staff was very friendly, the food delicious and beer selection good.

Thank EdwardReagan
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Showed for the night with Family and three young kids. Servers were very nice and attentive. Good was great. The ribs were to die for!! We were sat outside and the weather was perfect. Really happy we ended up eating here. Would repeat for sure!!!

Thank docholiday174
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Traveling through Illinois and found this great bbq lunch stop. My husband had the small rib plate and loved the ribs. Great selection of bbq sauces. I had pulled chicken over a green salad. I appreciate when meat focused restaurants don't skimp on the salad...More

Thank Morepaperplease
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 308 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6700
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 618-315-6550
  • E-mail
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