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Louie's Bucket of Bones BBQ

101 4th St, Ironton, MN 56455-2180
+1 218-545-3232
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
3 weeks ago
11 Apr 2018
“One of My Favorite Places to Go - Forget the negative reviews you see- the new ownership made all the difference!!”
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
101 4th St, Ironton, MN 56455-2180
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a cabin in the area and have been "Bucket of Bones" customers for almost 5 years. Several weeks ago we ordered takeout and learned that one of their cooks bought out the restaurant from Joyce. We ordered the half chicken and it is...More

1  Thank sjw9876
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The yummy recipes are the same but with new ownership this place is better than it ever was. I stopped by this place in the past and enjoyed the food but recently went in to find new owners who have made some great changes with...More

Thank paigek533
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I came in on a slow day late October for lunch and had a great time chatting with the owner about her food and the local towns. Home made bread makes for a next level sandwich. I’ve only ever gotten the pulled...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The ribs were great. The rest of the experience was...let's just say interesting. There was a long wait, so if you go, count on that. The ribs were great.

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It took us an hour to get food that should have been ready to go. The ribs were cold and we didn't get our onion rings. When I asked about them the waitress started swearing so we just gave up or we never would have...More

Thank Kimraem
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This place is an outright no go. First, the lady was so weird, like she was juiced up or something, and kept telling me what I was supposed to eat. The place was filthy and I would never bring my family to this place. The...More

Thank W F
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Joyce was wasted and smelled of booze. My husband's chicken wings were black on the inside. He ate one and said they were freezer burnt and tasted horrible. She kept swearing in front of the kids and walked away from the table mad when they...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place if you want BBQ in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Prices a little high but totally worth it! I couldn't finish my meal I was soooo full and of course I took left overs home! You can dine inside and play...More

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I ate here twice while I was in the area. For MN, it was very good BBQ, but I'm from Oklahoma/Texas where I've had amazing BBQ, so to me it wasn't anything special. I have a lot of coworkers who recommended it though, and like...More

Thank Aubree B
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Make sure you have plenty of time. It's worth the wait. St Louis ribs were the best ever. Authentic food, great atmosphere!

Thank godimfunny
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 4th St, Ironton, MN 56455-2180
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ironton
  • Phone Number: +1 218-545-3232
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Family restaurant serving Authentic Smokehouse Ribs and Turkey Drumsticks and Incredible Juicy Chicken as well as Catfish. New Owners, cleaned up the place keeping the fun and great food. Will be open Daily for Summer beginning in June - hope to see you soon
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