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“A great place to stop for an inexpensive meal.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Armory BBQ

Old Armory BBQ
Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pmFriday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pmSunday 11am - 8 pm
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great place to stop for an inexpensive meal.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Passing through Decorah and previously had stopped in the open beer garden in the summer and this time it was time to eat inside. The folks were very friendly and the special of the day was a nice portion of great smoked pork chops and some nicely prepared sides. This is a college type place so do not expect fancy. A fellow bought the entire old armory and is rehabbing it, space buy space. A nice town to visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Decorah, Iowa
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Disappointed in BBQ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Only heard a few reviews. Pretty expensive. Glad we have other places to eat BBQ within 50 miles. Hope the management learns and improves.

Visited July 2013
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Iowa
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131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The food was absolutely great. All their bbq sauces are homemade and there is a nice variety. They have amazing mac and cheese! The service style is different than the typical restaurant but it isn't bad, just different. I highly recommend this place if you're ever passing through town!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mikayla E
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Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Continually impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Decorah. Have tried most of the options on the menu, and have not yet been disappointed. Especially like the dry rub ribs! Each dinner comes with two sides, plus a spicy cornbread muffin. Never a shortage for food, as the helpings are large. A great value! The staff is always friendly and service is fast. A nice addition to the options in this great little town!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Decorah, Iowa
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really good home made barbeque at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is slow food that is served up very quickly. The salads are great with any of the barbequed meat or fish served on top. The corn muffins are spicy and great. They serve home made desserts and the barbeque is is very smoky with your choice of 4 sauces. During the summer that food can be eaten in the courtyard outside.

Visited June 2013
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