Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
123 reviews
€30 and under
Barbecue

Top tags:

Casual
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
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great price . The brisket was delicious

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SC123
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and cocktails

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Filip
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 5 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was very good.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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susannes
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for our first night out after lockdown. Thanks to the staff, food was great. Will definitely be back.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Susannes, Thanks very much for the 5 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & I'm delighted you enjoyed your first date night :) Hope to see you in again real soon. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was exceptional but their coffee machine was out of use so couldn’t have my favorite espresso martinis :(

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for the 4 star review, I'm Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison & Hope to see you in again soon for some new and improved espresso martinis. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely customer service! food and drinks were great🥳

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and drinks , staff were amazing , will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Worst food I’ve ever had in Dublin. Staff were lovely. Food was vile. Burned onion rings, fatty meat so bad that half was pure fat and left. The Mac & cheese was disgusting and didn’t taste like cheese at all. Avoid at all costs. Even the ex staff beside us were talking about how bad the food was with the current staff. Don’t waste your money. Go anywhere else.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi Thanks very ,much for the review. Im sorry to hear about your bad experience at Bison, If you could email Graham@bisonbar.ie with more details on your visit so I \could investigate further that would be great. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was lovely and very tasty however the chips were cold when they came to our table and I was surprised they didn’t serve Bison. I have had Bison before and was very much looking forward to having it again. Overall we did enjoy our time. Staff were very nice and were at hand to take care of anything. Will definitely return again.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for the 4 star review, Im sorry to hear about the the chips but I am happy to hear that it was dealt with by staff. I hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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ManuelJ
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately they did not have the drink that my friend and I wanted. The staff are great and the place is cozy. We booked a table but they informed us that our table was not available anymore and we should stay in a table by the door which was cold but I believe that was just one-situation-thing. I would recommend the place anyway.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 February 2021

Hi Manuel, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. If we ever have a request for a table we try our hardest to meet that request but unfortunately we are not always able to, especially in the busier periods. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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GavinM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We were sat in the bar area and there was no atmosphere at all. The chicken had no flavour at all, the mac and cheese was just wet and the pulled pork was flavourless and didn't even look fully cooked. I also got the crispy garlic potatoes they were literally boiled baby potatoes in an oil and had no garlic favour. Only saving grace was that it came out quick but not worth the journey. Very disappointed would not be back in a hurry.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Gavin, I'm sorry that you were not happy with your experience. Our food always comes out really fast as most of our cooking is done with our southern pride smoker overnight! The crispy garlic potatoes are boiled new potatoes that we crush deep fry and coat in garlic butter. If you would like to come back and give us another go after this lockdown has ended please email me to book fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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MelissaH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not very much meat in the sampler and nothing stood out as very barbecue. Drinks were way too sweet.
Beans tasted bland and the corn bread was ice cold in the middle.

Very good service and great ambiance.

Won't go again.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Melissa, I'd like to take the time to thank you for letting us know about your experience with the food. All our meats are smoked in our southern pride smoker and finished off on the chargrill, this is the BBQ element to our food. However, I'm sorry it didn't meet your expectations, if you would like to come in again after the lockdown has lifted please email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good sized portions. Not too crowded. All staff wore masks and sanitiser available at the entrance. Kids really liked the ribs. So did I. Food was delicious. I will definitely be back. Server was terrific: friendly and efficient while seeming really laid back. It was great for a laid back family meal. Do think about where you're going to park in advance if travelling by car.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so pleased you and the kids had a great meal, I always liked seeing the look on a kids face when you take over one of our huge racks of ribs and put it in front of them! See you after lockdown! Thanks, Fiona

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Eoin
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, no fuss, lovely staff, and well run during covid times. Food was delicious.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Eoin, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm really happy that you had a great meal, thanks for supporting us through our 2nd reopening! Fiona

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AlexandraO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was nice, service was really good and had a nice atmosphere considering it was a Monday afternoon. Good range of drinks as well

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 23 December 2020

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

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FionaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really tasty, good value meals. Adhering to restrictions really well too which was a relief. I'll definitely be back.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 23 December 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your food and your service. Come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food and drinks. Typical American style food. Staff were very good. Peroni on tap which is always nice 🙂

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much, we even have a real southern pride smoker in our kitchen to give us the best flavours possible! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Sinead
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I know !!! its a steaky meaty restaurant, but there was no veggie option on Saturday. I think a bean chilli maybe or something would be a great addition to the menu for the veggies. I would definitely come here again. Nice atmosphere, lovely staff, funky decor - all good.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi Sinead, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review. Id like to apologies regarding the veggie burger being unavailable on Saturday. We did have a halloumi burger, Prawn tacos & two prawn salads that are full tasty veggie options. Hope to see you in Bison soon to give these a try. Graham

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TKMCG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, nice atmosphere and great service.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourself so much. Make sure you come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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KoningLeroy
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

bison bar is located at a nice and central location, easy to find. i think they had tried to beat the guinness world record for fastest serving time because before i even uttered the last word of my order, it was already in front of my face. The food was good the only thing that i didn’t like was the seating. i got a friendly reminder of a door slamming my back a couple of times. Other than that, great little place.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi Leroy, Thanks for taking the time out to leave review. If you'd like to email graham@bisonbar.ie with more details of your experience please feel free todo so. Graham

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GillianC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Staff were efficient and while they were friendly we were almost made to feel uncomfortable about the time restriction. I think they told us 3-4 times at what time they needed the table back. Whilst I completely understand it from an operational perspective, as a customer it made me & my friend feel a little uncomfortable.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 December 2020

Hi Gillian, I think we can all relate to the 1hr 45 minute time restriction being a little short! I'm afraid that we have to stick to it not only as it a government guideline but also because over this festive period we have seen a significant rise in bookings. I can also see that from the system you were at the table for 2 hours and that the next person was seated 2 minutes after you left, so this might explain getting asked multiple times for the table back. Thanks, Fiona

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Kingzh
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was lovely and the food was amazing. Pity about the 2 hour per table rule as we would have stayed longer but not the restaurants fault

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 December 2020

Hi Kingzh, Thank you so much for leaving us a review, Deborah will be delighted I will pass on your feedback to her. Yes unfortunately the combination of regulations and festive bookings mean that we can't give everybody the time they would like at the moment but fingers crossed next year will be a bit more back to normal. See you again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superb food, friendly staff, good drinks - no complaints

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 18 December 2020

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm really happy you had such a great time, please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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VincentM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food great service .Would totally recommend and have done 👍

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hi Vincent, Thank you so much for your review and for recommending us. So glad you enjoy coming in to see us come back again soon! Thanks, Fioa

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JoanaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were super well looked after and the food was amazing. The price was appropriate for the venue, type of food and quality. Will definitely be coming back . Thank you!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2020

Hi Joana, Thank you so much for writing this review we are so pleased that you had a great night. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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Gagaff97
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Really friendly staff but put at a table beside a busy staff door that squeaked constantly

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2020

Hi there, I'm sorry you were disappointed with where you were sitting, I will look into the issue straight away. It's possible that we have become used to the noise and wouldn't notice it as much as a fresh pair of ears. If you have any further feedback you wanted to leave please feel free to email me fiona@bisonbar.ie. We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AntripB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place with great ambience, very friendly staff and really delicious food! Menu was satisfactory but could use a wider selection of craft beers.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 9 January 2021

Hi Antrip, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm so happy you not only enjoyed your meal but your service as well! We are constantly updating our bar menu so keep an eye out for new products next time your in. Thanks, Fiona

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ClareR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great value, friendly staff
Lovely atmosphere

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi Clare, Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit, come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Great set up

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 December 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here a few times and it’s always great, class food, nice atmosphere and great value for money. Would recommend this plate to everyone

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the recommendation. I'm really glad you enjoy Bison so much, come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I think the utensils that are served with food have to be improved and the cigarette smell is not pleasant. Plus the food is very good and the service was wonderful.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 December 2020

Hi there, I'm sorry that you weren't as happy with your experience as I would have liked. It sounds as though you've probably been sat near to our smoking area rather than in our restaurant, if you make a reservation next time you want to come in just pop a wee note on your booking that you don't want to be near the smoking area we'd be more than happy to help! Thanks, Fiona

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BeatrizV
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good food, and nice staff. I recommend it!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 11 December 2020

Hi Beatriz, Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your night please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 December 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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SiddharthT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food Good ambience and Good vibes only ❤️

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 December 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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SureinE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ, though the ribs weren’t as nice as normal but still pretty good. Awesome whiskey selection though the whiskey sour is very sweet. Stick to the neat

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 27 September 2020

Hi Surein, 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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Bison Bar & BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Bison Bar & BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 123 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.