Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
157 reviews
€30 and under
Barbecue

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 157 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Adam
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal here, the brisket was great! Tunes in the background were fantastic as well and they turned off the heater when we were getting a bit too warm. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Will definitely be back. My partner is a coeliac and the guy who served us was very informed as to what he could eat and made sure there was no cross contamination. Fantastic service, wish everyone was this informed about the food 😊

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded a day ago

Hi There, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we could help your partner choose a meal that suited him. Hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Graham

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NiamhK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Just a disappointing setup. The seats were awful, so small and uncomfortable. Everything was cramped and overpriced

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Niamh, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, if you have any further comments you’d like to leave then please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very quiet and slightly unprofessional atmosphere about the restaurant. Food was average but wouldn’t recommend the location to many.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. If you have any further comments you’d like to leave me then please email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. We have busy and quiet periods at the moment like all venues as we are operating on a bookings system and we are a relaxed not a formal restaurant. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, reasonable prices for Dublin

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 July 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t great but service was amazing really lovely staff, very helpful and so friendly especially Darragh he was a gem

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I've let Daragh know how pleased you were with his service he's delighted. If you want to leave any further comments about the food please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so nice, service was so quick, the food was fantastic. The seating area was really nice. Good value for money too. Great experience :)

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review! I'm so happy you had such a good time with us, please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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Erre
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nicely surprised by the food, pull pork is amazing! Very good service too! Thanks!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Erre, Thank you so much I'm really glad you enjoyed your food! Please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 July 2021

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

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Liam
Meath
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Pulled pork plate portion quite small, sides also small. Side special was very nice though, so was the pulled pork sambo.

Could probably do with speakers out the back playing some tunes there to disguise the roaring of the fan.

Service was top notch though. Especially that absolute legend who worked the door.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 July 2021

Hi Liam, Thanks so much for leaving us this review, we actually do have speakers out the back I'll look into the volume on them right away. I will let Franklin know he'll be delighted! Thanks, Fiona

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CGol
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for barbecue lovers. Huge ribs, great pulled pork
Sides were good and same for the drinks. Highly recommend it!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much! Our southern pride smoker is the secret to all our great food, we'll see you next time your in! Thanks, Fiona

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly Can’t can’t wait to come back super lovely staff like really memorable food was unreal drinks were unreal gorgeous place all round 10/10

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Hannah, Thank you so for your lovely review I've passed your comments onto Dylan he's delighted! Please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Chicken was pink, food wasn’t very nice at all.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi there, Chicken meat when smoked will turn a pinkish colour just like ham. This is a result of a slow and low temperature cooking method, it prevents the breakdown of myoglobin in the meat and therefore retains its pink colour. If you have any other comments you'd like to leave me about the food please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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LorraineB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to eat here and I wasn’t disappointed.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Lorraine, Thank you so much for coming back to us and for leaving us this lovely review. We'll see you on your next visit! Thanks, Fiona

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch ever! Brisket plate was fantastic. Great food and value for money.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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TaraM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, super friendly staff, good vibe!!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 July 2021

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

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DacilA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the hot dog for first time and loved it but mind you, it is HUGE! I usually come here for the ribs and pull pork as this is my favourite place to eat ribs. For some reason the burnt end beans were not as nice this time (maybe different chef or recipe?) Overal the food is good value for money, everything I've tried is delicious and the service is very friendly and efficient.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 July 2021

Hi Dacil, Thanks so much for leaving this lovely review. I’m so happy you enjoyed coming in so much, please come back again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both ordered the brisket sandwiches, mine came with the house slaw, both were absolutely delicious! I ordered the cowboy fries which were also gorgeous. The best part of the meal were the sauces, the BBQ sauce was deliciously sweet, we also both highly rated the chipotle sauce and a third sauce which we can only assume was honey mustard. We will definitely be back again soon!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 July 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re so happy you had such a lovely visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the place and the food. Staff is very friendly.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice setting, friendly staff, very relaxed atmosphere

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 July 2021

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

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noelm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good BBQ, nice place.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 4 July 2021

Hey Noel, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit, please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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Dazz
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Cheap enough meals and refreshing pints.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi Dazz, Thanks so much for leaving us such a great review, so glad you enjoyed your visit and please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We ordered food, beef brisket... The food took only a few minutes to arrive meaning it was probably laying around for hours.. the meat was very dry, it was very affordable but bad tasting... I think the fries were great which was the only positive about the food aspect... the waiters weren't very experienced, we had to tell them to take away our plates even after we were done eating for awhile.. we had to call them over to brink us water, and again to bring us the drinks menu... just overall very bad experience

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi there, I'm really sorry you weren't very happy with your visit. With regards to the brisket, we smoke the meat in our southern pride smoker overnight for 14 hours to make it tender, it is then cooked in a pan of its own juices to heat it up, that's why your food will have been so quick as all we have to do is slice it and heat it up! If you have anything further you would like to add then please feel free to email me fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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Russsiandoll
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at excellent value, friendly service and all round very enjoyable start to eating out again. Had never been here before but will definately be back.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review! I'm so glad you had a really nice time and please do come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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Alex
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was good to be back in a "pub environment" after so long. The service was amazing, waiters were all so lovely, and the food was great. Can only recommend!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hi Alex, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! I'm so happy that you not only enjoyed your food but your service as well, please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money. Lovely staff very helpful overall very happy and would definitely return.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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JOANNEK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and a lovely space for dining. Great service and excellent value.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon for some more great food :) Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a pal

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 July 2021

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

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JoaoD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place and food! It was a great experience!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon for some food Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, awesome cocktails and food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon for some more awesome cocktails & food! Regards, Graham

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Alan
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great food and great staff. Will return. Good value.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 25 June 2021

Hi Alan Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 4 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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AislingMurpg
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Cheap, cheerful and so close to temple bar. I'll always return 😌

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 23 June 2021

Hi Aisling, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Really happy to see you enjoy coming into us, please come back and see us again. Thanks, Fiona

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KayR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

very nice food and friendly staff
would definitely recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 June 2021

Hi KayR, Thanks very much for taking the time out of your day to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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SarahW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great price . The brisket was delicious

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SC123
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and cocktails

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 June 2021

Hi SC123 Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon for some food & cocktails. Regards, Graham

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Filip
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Went to the Bison with my girlfriend on a date. We came in the mood for a steak and Caesar salad. We ordered our drinks. Two strawberry mojitos. A minute later the server came back saying they have no strawberry mojitos. We ordered watermelon instead. Then came time to order the food. We tried ordering the salad but were told there was none left. We asked for another few minutes to look for something else. We then tried ordering again only to be told the steak we were also looking for is also not there. The place is nice but the outside area is very small and tight they seem quite unprepared as 3 different things we tried ordering weren’t there. The lads were helpful and kind though.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 June 2021

Hi Filip, Thanks for taking the time out to leave this review. Apologies about our items that were out of stock on the day. If you'd like to add anything else please feel free to email myself Graham@bisonbar.ie. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

No complaints about the food, was really nice. Service was great really quick. Would definitely recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 June 2021

Hi, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a 4 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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JosephO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was very good.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 June 2021

Hi Joesph, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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SPink
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was good but at the same time quite affordable. Definitely visiting again, especially for their Pecan Pie

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 16 June 2021

Hi Spink Thanks very much for the 5 star review, I'm Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ & Hope to see you in again soon for some more pecan pie. Regards, Graham

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Patty
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice bar, ..got pulled pork sandwich - fatty, had to leave it.
Got cheese & bacon fries all hard cheese & burnt fries.
Lovely pub , not for food...though first Saturday open in a long time , deserves a chance

FAQs

Bison Bar & BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Bison Bar & BBQ also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 533 7561.

Bison Bar & BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.