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“Gem of a place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bison Bar and BBQ

Bison Bar and BBQ
Ranked #162 of 2,508 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gem of a place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've eaten here a few times and its always fantastic. Great little bar with lovely staff and a great atmosphere. Its a small menu, but they have nailed it. Everything is gorgeous and its all quick and very reasonably priced.

  • Visited December 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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324 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fine food and fine service. Good prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Quick food and nice for lunch. The toilet is a bit peculiar...big long "bucket" type. But ok is was very clean. Onion rings are very nice!

Visited December 2016
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Thank Peteruga
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Trim, Ireland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“YES!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent grub here. Menu isn't extensive but everything is delicious. Good atmosphere in the bar and the staff are friendly and helpful. Not overly expensive considering the location. We've been twice now and we'll definitely be back.

Visited December 2016
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Thank Phil N
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Left slightly disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Huge ribs fan and after reading reviews here I thought I'd give it a try.

Got the combo with ribs, pulled pork, beans and onion rings. Mate got something similar.

We had to send the food back initially as the pulled pork and onion rings were cold.

No problem (for friendly waitress) and second dinner arrived a few minutes later.

Ribs were very good but portion was small. Pulled pork was ok, sauces were excellent.
Beans were average.

Overall, left slightly disappointed and would rate PitBros and MyMeatWagon above it.

Bar was busy but was very cold.

Visited November 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Ribs; Good God, The Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'll remove the element of mystery right away and tell you I had the ribs and loved them. Deep and smoeky, cooked just right so they weren't completely falling off the bone as all good barbecue ribs should be. The brisket was a joy as well, tender, rich and it paired fantastically with the mustard sauce.

The side are excellent as well: slightly tart, fresh coleslaw with the poppy seeds priding good texture; crisp onion rings; beans that were nicely spiced and generous with smokey burnt ends. The chips weren't perfect but they were fresh and still a decent effort. Drinks aren't too badly priced for that side of the river. Although there draught selection of beers is now mostly just generic dishwater. Service is prompt and friendly and most of all, it's a nice place to sit and eat.

One of the very few places in Dublin where hipsters and people who actually love good food can happily co-exist.

  • Visited November 2016
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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