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4225 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3159
+1 816-671-1166
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a family visit we decided- if in Missouri we must try barbeque. We loved bandanas. We arrived at supper time and within minutes were seated. The waited suggested we push tables together and helped. All through our experience the waiter was fabulous- friendly, helpful, knew answers to questions, pleasant, refilled glasses and timely. We felt this was one of... More 

Thank K A
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled from the east coast to the Kansas City area and I figured I would seek outstanding barbecue since it's one of my favorite types of food. I didn't find outstanding, but I found good barbecue here at Bandanas. My preference was an independant restaurant over a chain, but my choices were limited here in St Joseph. Nonetheless, the... More 

Thank Simeon G
Austin, Texas
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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are things in life that I know, and one of them is BBQ. Bandana's will make your head swim. Pork ribs....crazy good! Brisket was moist and tasty... I didn't like it cut up but it was OK regardless. The barbecue beans and the corn are mandatory. I WILL be coming back.

Thank AustinActor
New Market, Maryland
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch. I ordered the beef sandwich and my husband ordered the combo lunch plate. The pork was definitely better than the beef. The pork was nice and tender, but the beef... not so much. Fries were good. Average potato salad and beans. If driving by and hungry, we'd probably stop, but wouldn't go out of... More 

Thank Sheila W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I always come down to Bandana's in Saint Joseph, MO on our way to Kansas City to eat some good BBQ. The pork sandwich is outstanding and the fries are crunchy which is just the way I like it. They've got a variety of sauces to choose from but my personal favorite is the Sweet and Smoky... More 

Thank Erik B
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat, I went over about an hour before they were to close never felt rushed, waitress had great attitude. Made me feel comfortable

Thank Stephanie F
Lincoln, Nebraska
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I were heading to KC for a Royals game wanting BBQ without having to fight KC traffic. We used TripAdvisor for a search and found Bandanas. We no longer need to get into KC for great BBQ. The right s were perfect, the sauces were awesome, the bread was delicious and I'd even order the fried green... More 

1 Thank mojozenguy
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I tried this place because of a coupon from the hotel. It was not a mistake. My first visit was early in the afternoon and they were not busy. The food I was served was great, flavorful, and lean. I used the spicy sauce but could have been happy with no sauce at all because of the great job done... More 

Thank Michael B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

we got ours to go. very easy process we ordered online. when i got there and told the lady we were staying at a local hotel she made sure i had everything i needed. plates, napkins, plastic wear. Food was excellent

Thank smcmillin04
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Traveling from Florida to Seattle and stopped in St. Joseph for the night. The staff at Stoney Brook Inn recommended this place. It is a chain and not an individual restaurant but it didn't matter, it was good! We were hungry and devoured our food. The staff was great and would go here again in a second.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4225 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3159
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-671-1166

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