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“Last meal”
Review of Bandana's BBQ - CLOSED

Bandana's BBQ
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Part of a chain of BBQ restaurants.
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Last meal, closing tomorrow, moving to Cedar Rapids. I will miss the turkey. Sure wish they would make some Mac& Cheese.

2  Thank Larry D
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Tonight was my first visit and I really enjoyed it. I got a sampler of meats and they have many sauces to try. I am very picky about bbq and Bandana's passes with flying colors. Staff was very friendly and Ariel my waitress made fantastic suggestions as well. Only sad thing was I discovered this location is closing o. August 21 and moving to Cedar Rapids. Lucky for Cedar Rapids but huge loss for Iowa City.

Thank scotto198
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Always delicious and the staff are friendly. Any issues are taken care of promptly and they handle large groups very well.

Thank AlyssaK205
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

The food was very good, not a lot BBQ flavor that seems to overpower everything at some places. Portions were just right for lunch.

Host was friendly and nice. Almost too sickeningly sweet and nice. If you have ever been seated or served by this type of person you know what I mean. The manager stopped by and asked how things were and that was a nice touch. Our server stopped by at the bare minimum and it wasn't that busy.

On about half of the bottles of BBQ sauce at the table the labels were mostly unreadable. -1 dot for this. Need to get new bottles that are legible.

Visited the Bandana's in Ankeny several years ago and that location and the servers had much more personality/character. This placed proved it was obviously a chain restaurant.

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Thank k-and-3j
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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ. I recommend the ribs and the chicken. Lots of choices for sauce. Side dishes were excellent. Mediocre service.

Thank KHIA213
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