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Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
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53 reviews
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€30 and under
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Barbecue
So what’s our story? We wanted to bring the finest BBQ to Dublin, and to open up a place that was like nothing else in Ireland. Sitting right on Wellington Quay, in the heart of Dublin, Bison is a slice of BBQ heaven. Sidle up to our bar, saddle up on our seats and get comfortable in Bison Bar & BBQ, Dublin’s first and best BBQ joint.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emmab
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service (Orlaith).
Would highly recommend.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Emma, Thanks so much, I'm really glad you had a great night. I will of course pass your comments on to Orlaith, she will be delighted! Make sure you come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Shmee
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice staff, good athmosphere.Cocktail was great... tacos were only ok.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Shmee Thanks for the 4 star review. I am glad you enjoyed visit to Bison. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks Graham

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really relaxed atmosphere and food was fab! Would definitely recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi Claire, Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison & I hope to see you in again real soon. Thanks, Graham

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was really excited to bring my friend here for the large portions and no nonsense menu. It was a bit disappointing, he got a brisket roll with one slice of roast beef.
Otherwise, good social distancing management and service was good.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi Claire, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review. I am sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience regarding the food portions. I will pass on this review to the kitchen team to improve these standards. Regards, Graham

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CiaranK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food & drink was very good, service excellent. Plenty of social distancing

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 July 2020

Hi Ciaran, Since opening back up we have done our best to make sure our customers have a safe experience whilst also having a good time, I'm so glad you think we have achieved this. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and I will make sure that I pass your comments on to the team! Thanks, Fiona

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AyitalaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best ribs in Dublin. Extremely good service, very helpful, fast and kind. Prices are reasonable. Pro tip: try the cornbread

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi AyitalaK, Thanks very much for the 5 star review. Im delighted you enjoyed your experience in Bison & I will pass on your review to your server Orlaith. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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IanC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ food in Dublin. Great service as always. Brilliant choice of beer and cocktails. Always a winner!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 July 2020

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so glad you had a great dinner and a great service by our fantastic staff, we'll see you again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food, the chicken burger👌🏼 Also such fast service, possibly due to eating between peak times but still really great!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 July 2020

Hi there, So glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison. Most of our food is pretty speedy as we use the smoker for most items on the menu and then the chefs just finish the dishes off either on the grill or on the stove. Thanks for leaving us a review and we'll see you back again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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BillyB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A carnivores treat. Don't bother going here for a vegetarian meal. Our party of 6 worked our way through the entire choice of meats. All were absolutely gorgeous and the first timers here salivated at the opportunity to return.
The staff were jovial and attentive and actually added to the enjoyment of our time here.
Great selection of food, great selection of drinks. Within seconds of Temple Bar.
Couldn't ask for more.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 18 July 2020

Hi Billy, So glad you enjoyed sampling all of our smoked meats it really is fantastic to hear you had such a great meal. We actually have a Halloumi burger on the menu as well which is a fantastic vegetarian option, I often get it myself as a meat eater. I'm so happy the staff added to your experience as well we really do have a fantastic little team working with us. Thanks for leaving us a review and I hope to see you (and the first timers) back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or casual dining. Would recommend. Staff were a pleasure to deal with. 10/10. Would return!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 July 2020

Hi there, So glad you had such a wonderful experience, we're so proud of our little team. Thanks for leaving us a review and come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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CraigG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing covid 19 dining experience! The waitresses were so helpful. I love bison but this has made me love it even more.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi Craig, Thanks so much for leaving this amazing review. We're so glad to hear you had such a great experience- come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 July 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AineD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, unreal food! My second time here in a week because everything is great and they're really cleaning the place immaculately

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 July 2020

Hi AineD, Thanks so much for your fab review, feel free to make it 3 this week! So glad you enjoyed your visit, see you again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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LexyP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ladies who were looking after my friend and I were amazing! Thank you for making us feel welcome, being patient with our million questions and feeding us some delicious food!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 July 2020

Hi LexyP, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. Ask as many questions as you want, don't worry we're more than happy to answer them. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much, please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Yar1kel
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This is my sons favourite place so we come here as often as we can
Meat was awesome as usual and the sauce for dipping Yum!! Bottle that bad boi. Chips are cooked to perfection too. Sadly the desert (peach cobbler) was sadly 1/5 the crumble was sooooo hard to even bite into, it hurt to chew plus the bowl was too small and the juice/syrup was overflowing spilling everywhere. The brownie we got also was proper tiny for paying almost €6 didn't seem right. Overall we will be back but will forgo dessert.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 July 2020

Hi Yar1kel, We're so happy to hear your one of our regulars! The cobbler is an American dessert and the topping is supposed to be more crunchy than a regular crumble, I'm sorry you were dissapointed with your desserts though, I will pass your comments onto our kitchen team. Thanks, Fiona

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MyMaliCIK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My place to catch up with the boys, dined here more than 20 times & still plan to do that.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 5 July 2020

Hi MyMaliCIK, Is there anything better than catching up with friends over beer and ribs?! Next time you're in please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie and I will personally make sure you get looked after. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we'll see you very soon! Thanks, Fiona

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EilisA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff were very welcoming and the food is always really good. A great, casual, date night.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 5 July 2020

Hi EilisA, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. If you wanted to leave us any further comments on the food please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie, we always want to give our customers the best experience possible and any feedback is welcome. We're really glad you were so happy with your service and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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MarkW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall very good, I think the briskets plate is a little expensive.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 8 July 2020

Hi MarkW, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. The brisket plate is one of our lower priced meat plates, there's also 14 hours of smoking that goes into giving it it's flavour. Make sure you come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service lovely food 👍🏼

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 July 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really happy you had such an enjoyable experience and please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AineD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, handled social distancing very well! Really enjoyable

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 July 2020

Hi AineD, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm really glad you were so happy with the service we're now offering, please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Ronan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Meat was dry, especially the Ribs and Brisket which was very disappointing. Sides were tasty and service was good and very friendly.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 March 2020

Hi Ronan, I'm so sorry that you had a bad experience, I will of course pass your comments on to our kitchen team. If you would like to come back in again and try our food then please let me know at fiona@bisonbar.ie. On a more positive note, I'm very happy you were pleased with your service, please feel free if there's ever anything you aren't satisfied with to mention it to our staff. Thanks, Fiona

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as usual waitress very pleasant quick service good value for money

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi Jenna, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so glad you've had another great experience in Bison and I'm so glad to hear that you were impressed with our service. Thanks, Fiona

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in Bison and it was fab 😍 the staff were really attentive, the food was delicious and the cocktails even more so. Cant wait for our next trip

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi LisaB, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, I'm so glad you enjoyed every part of your experience. Please come back again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Casual dining and nice food and I would say good for a group
The restaurant was very cold though as they left the doors open to the bar and people were coming in and out constantly so it was very drafty which made it less enjoyable. I had to keep my coat on

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Anon, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Unfortunately the door to the bar is very heavy and this makes it difficult for the waiting staff to carry the trays through and hold the door open at the same time. I will take your feedback into consideration and see if there's anything we can do o fix this problem. Thanks, Fiona

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Jock
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It's pretty basic dining, a bit rough and ready. The Brisket was ok but nothing special. We had to request menus as none were immediately forthcoming.
I saw a good few plates of ribs going by and they looked great but unfortunately I hadn't ordered them. Maybe next time, if there is one.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Jock, Bison is designed around the traditional way that BBQ is done in America, that's why we have the kitchen rolls and the food is served on trays-we were the first place in Europe to have a Southern Pride smoker. The Brisket is smoked for 14 hours to develop the flavor, I'm sorry it didn't meet your expectations. Feel free to come back anytime, I assure you our food really is fantastic. Thanks, Fiona

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LuizaD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was awful. I used to go there 2 years ago but the quality of the food isn’t the same. By the time we were there the restaurant was empty and still the waiter couldn’t provide us a good service.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hi LuizaD, I'm really sorry that you didn't enjoy your recent experience in Bison bar. Would you be able to email me more details about your food? I would be more than happy to have you guys back in again for a meal to show you the fantastic food that we have here, just email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie and I can get you booked in for any night your free. My deepest apologies you were dissapointed, this is certainly not the standard of food or service that we are all about. Thanks, Fiona

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NenaB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food, kind waitresses and a nice atmosphere. Would recommend the place.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Nene Thanks so much for the 4 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Graham

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scottw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A great place for a relaxed beer and some good old fashioned bbq food. However the menu is not extensive and prices are maybe a little on the high side

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Scott Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review, Im glad your enjoyed your visit here to Bison & hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great value and food delicious

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're really glad that you had a great meal. Please feel free to come back and dine with us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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DanielleS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a few times for drinks but went for lunch with work friends and it did not disappoint! the food and staff are great 👍🏼

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi DanielleS, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad you decided to try us out for lunch and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Karen
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our booking went through but no tables were available as NYE. Staff were so helpful and managed to get us seated very quickly. Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Toilets are a disaster. Gents toilets have no locks in the door!!! FFS

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clairec
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly staff, the burger was great and the pecan pie, a little chilli when we first went it but we warmed up then

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DaraghC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was very dry and overcooked and not very plenty full. Not much flavour either. Would not go back

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DewiE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent grub and really friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 December 2019

Hi DewiE Thanks so much for the 4 star review, Im delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison & I hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and value for money. Shots too expensive ;-)

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MarkC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my mates stag do to Bison and it was a great choice. It was great value, awesome service and the food was unbelievable!.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place and very nice staff - the grill was not working so the menu was limited but it became a bit of a joke with the group I was with so there was no issue. The staff were really nice about everything and the brisket lived up to it's recommendation...

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VBrry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I still think this is the best BBQ in Dublin. Anytime I'm near Dublin I'll find some excuse to go there! We had just come from a BBQ festival, and with little exceptions, the food from the Bison Bar was the only best BBQ we had all weekend! Thanks guys

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Nashville style bbq served by knowledgeable passionate staff

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Bison Bar & BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Bison Bar & BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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