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Old Armory BBQ

) #8 of 31 Restaurants in Decorah €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
+1 563-382-6208
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cornbread” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While in Decorah for a few days a few of us decided to try out Old Armory BBQ. The service was great and the food was even better! We ate lunch here, two of us had their pulled pork, one had the brisket and one...More

Thank ezliving2006
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love BBQ and this is some of the best, even the sides are delightful. We also had the hand carved ribeye steak, one of the best. We eat out often and all over the country and did not expect to find this quality.

Thank Leeandrew74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Decorah for Luther College registration day and decided not to eat lunch at the school so we could try something new in Decorah and we choose the Old Armory BBQ. We walked into the restraraunt at 2:30 p.m. and wasn't quite sure...More

Thank twdsuz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner and had high hopes for some excellent smoked bbq. I ordered the brisket and my son ordered the pulled pork. Both meats had a lot of seasoning on it which overwhelmed our meat. The fries were also heavily seasoned which overwhelmed...More

Thank notesfork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we arrived 5 min. upon getting into town....230....on a monday.....not busy at all ....met the proprioter,....got the brisket ,....very tender....no sloppy sauce,...which i like,...they did have several house made sauces,...I did not care for the vinigar base,.....but I dont really use sauce...the fries were very...More

Thank nadman2016
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for BBQ lunch - amazing tacos!! Loved - loved - loved! Great variety - brisket - chicken - pull pork - wonderful BBQ sauces to accompany each. Personal favorite was Chipotle BBQ. Homemade chips with smoked onion dip was also great - thanks!!!

Thank nancylee54
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I went in as it advertised top 10 BBC in Iowa. I wholeheartedly agree. I had the pulled pork and chose my own sauce (Memphis and Ghost) are both great. Sides of beans and potatoes were excellent. The corn muffin was to die for. Food...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Probably the best bbq I have had in a long time. Had pulled pork platter with potato salad and slaw with a jalapeno corn muffin that was to die for. Pick up your own drinks and silver but that is a small deal with the...More

Thank Roy P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I were passing through Decorah and decided to stop in for some BBQ. With both of us being from the South and having grown up on BBQ it can be difficult to impress us. The Old Armory BBQ did just that. The...More

Thank PatRussell
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Decorah had best BBQ ever! We have traveled throughout the south & never had better. Just right blend of smoke seasoning & good quality meat. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Variety of regional sauces to try on side. You won't find better.

Thank jim p
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Cost estimate to cater to 20 people, delivered to Whalen Cabin in Phelps Park.
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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 - 20:00
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: 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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