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Old Armory BBQ

421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
+1 563-382-6208
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“cole slaw” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the main drag of downtown Decorah, the aroma of the restaurant will lead you right inside. Wing Wednesday is a well-known phrase in our family. You can't go wrong with a 1/2 lb of BONELESS wings for $3!!! Our kids refer to Old...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent choice for food on a chilly spring day. The cornbread is dense but remained moist and delicious. Add a little sweet cream butter and you'll want to eat just the cornbread! The green beans were tasty and you received a heaping...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there on days I don't want to cook, or I have a craving for a salmon burger. Their meatloaf burger is good as well. Sides for me usually consist of Mac and cheese, and sweet potato tots.

Thank Elise N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I realize BBQ can be a personal and subjective thing. But for me, there was little here I could say I liked. The pulled pork was fatty and greasy. The mac & cheese wasn't very cheesy, and frankly bland. The corn bread had jalapenos,...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had their special pulled pork nachos - very tasty. Those who had a side salad received a nice looking salad. I had their house made pastrami with sweet potato tater tots. The sandwich had a good flavor but difficult to eat. The meat should have...More

Thank Lynnette F
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I was bringing food for 15 in a local office, called to set up the menu the day before. The group ate almost all the brisket and most of the chicken (2 lbs each). The green beans are very good. The Cole slaw is good-not...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch. My hubby and I split the pulled pork BBQ platter....enough for 2 of us! Counter service, lovely venue. Recommended! (I lived the chipotle BBQ sauce mixed with Kansas City sweet. Cole slaw lovely, jalapeño corn bread deliciously unique!)

Thank caringinthemoment
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and Memphis sauce on top. Also had jalapeño cornbread and smoked baked beans on the side. Everything was really, really good. Since I'd never been there before I had some questions about the menu and the guy...More

Thank amybandersen
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The sign on the side of the building states "voted best BBQ in Iowa." We LOVE BBQ!! It sounded like a wonderful place to eat. Clearly they didn't take our vote. We didn't stay long enough to get menus before walking out. The entrance was...More

1  Thank Dix_M123
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Thrilled with the selection of bbq, sauces and sides. We took a large order to go and ate it outside at Pulpit Rock brewery. We highly recommend you do the same!

Thank Dana C
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13 July 2016|
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Response from RayLawrenceJr | Reviewed this property |
Call Old Armory BBQ and ask. This is from their website (they wont let me post the link). They do cater. But call them (563) 382-6208 You will love their food. Not only is the pulled pork THE BEST on planet earth, the pork... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 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: 421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-6208
  • E-mail
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pmFriday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pmSunday 11am - 8 pm
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