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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not just ANY restaurant -- the CHEF has created unique dishes for you to try. Be sure you have some meatloaf, since it has an exclusive combination of ground pork and beef. You will be surprised at the delightful texture and flavor. Don't...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed March 5, 2018

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 March 5, 2018

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 February 18, 2018

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 February 16, 2018

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 October 19, 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 September 21, 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 September 18, 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 August 24, 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 August 21, 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

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July 13, 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
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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