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Bandana's Barbecue

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308 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6700
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a table of 9, Everything was served right the first time. no mix ups. All agreed food was fast and very good. we will all be back.

Thank Kevin M
Whitewater, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a very long day of traveling from the gulf with 2 daughters and grandkids, stopped late in the day in Mount Vernon. We had tried Bandana's last year on our way through and the meal had mixed reviews. This year we ordered online on the road and the food was ready to pick up on our way to the... More 

Thank technosal
Chatham, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast service friendly place. Lots of different BBQ sauces to choose. We tried chicken and pork. Did not like sausage at all. Home style type meal. Not fancy. Probably won't go back

Thank rnonvacation123
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here while I was in town for training for my job. I was seated quickly, served quickly. Food was hot and delicious. The waiter kept my tea filled. He was prompt in settling the bill. Very nice place, meal and service.

Thank snoopnsteph
Mahomet, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way back from Rend Lake. I've dined at other Bandana's near the St. Louis area, didn't know they had one in Mt. Vernon. I suggest you start out with a large order of BBQ chicken nachos. My daughter had the pulled pork sandwich plate. I had the beef/ pork platter with slaw and beans. Sides were... More 

Thank sbdad2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Food is always good. Usually eat there at least once a month. Casual dining. Pretty good service. Suitable for families with kids.

Thank Joan R
Centralia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love Famous Daves. This restaurant is just as good . The ribs and rib tips are very good. The price is average.

Thank Daphane J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've eaten at 4 different Bandana's BBQ locations and this one in Mt Vernon, IL is as good as they get. They are consistently very good. Great portions, like the BBQ sauce options, and the variety of sides. The service was excellent!

Thank Psyprof51
Carbondale, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A few weeks ago, I took all my employees out to lunch for our yearly Christmas party. We're a large group, which can be difficult for many restaurants to accommodate at busy serving times. No need to worry about this Bandanas, they got you! I was so impressed with the management and service we received, even before we walked through... More 

Thank emyork14
Wauconda, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for BBQ dinner. I tried the one in Carbondale and it was great. This place was different....🤔 first there was no BBQ smoke in the air so I wounder if they even had a smoker there? The food was not like the Carbondale place. It tastes more like fast food not slow cooked BBQ. Disappointed for me. Service... More 

Thank Rex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 308 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6700
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon

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