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Bandanas BBQ

309 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3009
+1 618-490-1777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“lunch options” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
309 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here during the summer when no college kids were around. They didn't have 2 of the first items we ordered. Waitress did not know if there were any specials or what items came with which entre. Only 2 other tables in restaurant area, yet...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs and chicken were excellent. Many sauces were provided but the meat was juicy enough where you didn't need to - and shouldn't - drown it in sauce. Service was very friendly too. The only issue we had was the garlic bread. It was...More

Thank klchivas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Carbondale about 5 only to discover many restaurants were closed or closing soon. We went to Bandanas BBQ since it was opened. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality and the taste of the food. We had a combo platter of...More

Thank smithr180
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Brought a group of teenagers down to SIU for a youth conference and stopped in to Bandana’s for lunch. The menu had lots of options and most included one or two sides. The pulled pork was very good, as were the baked beans and potato...More

Thank illinoisfamily2015
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Good, friendly place! Will definitely be going back with friends and bringing home on the way past it!

Thank National Carpet C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Although this is technically outside the "Barbecue Capitol of Illinois," this is an excellent place for ribs, cold beer, and good sides. Get a full rack and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Dochoch
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

First time to this particular Bandanas, but regularly eat at Bandanas. This one has a new style building and it was very updated and pleasant. Food is almost always consistently good regardless where we have stopped. Today was no different. I had turkey, husband had...More

Thank ssd2010
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Stopped at Bandana’s BBQ for dinner while visiting Carbondale for business. Visit was in the later evening, so place was occupied but not very busy at that time. Was seated almost immediately, and server was quick to stop at table to take drink order. Server...More

Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We both ate lunch the service was very good and our food was great the portion was good we ate pork and turkey baked potato and beans

Thank Leon S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Passing through town and hoping for a good BBQ place, but this wasn't it. Ribs were very tough with little meat. Pulled pork was good though.

Thank Mary S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-490-1777
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