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Bare Bones Bar-B-Q & Pizza

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2401 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
+1 309-762-7427
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there stood there for about 20 min finally went to bar sat there for another 10 very slow service food was ok went there because hotel recommend not a good fine old an dark felt dirty

Thank ZzzKathy K
Rock Island, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great food some had fish some had had steak it was all very good and the salad bar is every good.

Thank rthornton3
Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Breaded twice baked potatoes and the pizza were fabulous! Small dining area so we had to wait a bit.

Thank kwhitehead319
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Eating at this restaurant reminded me of eating of one of those hidden restaurants in Chinatown, the kind that doesn't have a sign and is at the top of the stairs leading from a simple door in the street. The people eating there were having a good lunch, my guess very satisfying. This is the same type of place, just... More 

Thank joshaurora
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The strong streak of contrarian in me was the cause for me dining here rather than one of the hotel's recommended restaurants. When asked, they knew nothing about it, aside from the huge "RIBS" sign, but the research panned out. This is the kind of restaurant I will search for on my travels because it makes itself different from everything... More 

Thank James S
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We saw this restaurant and took a chance on it. It had awesome BBQ food and the cat fish was to die for. It's not a big place, so you may want to call and make reservations because it's layout of the building its hard to wait for a table. But the staff is always helpful and friendly.

Thank Chris F
Lakeville, Minnesota
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very friendly and low key restaurant. Like another person wrote "diamond in the rough". service and food was great!! Casual, local dining.

Thank Mary G
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I literally tasted everything on the salad bar. They have that "good" ranch dressing...you know what I'm talking about? They have so many tasty things...I ordered the brisket plate and was just about stuffed after a couple bites. This place is not much to look at from the outside but if you like melt in your mouth BBQ then you... More 

Thank Percella S
Moline, United States
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped to try their BBQ and tried a few of their options. Liked brisket better than pork. Very casual dining and simple decor. Wait staff was friendly and courteous.

Thank Suzanne C
Princeton, Illinois
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was our first visit to this establishment. We found the building and grounds to be "well-worn" but the food and service were excellent! I had the brisket, and my wife had the pulled-pork. Both were yummy, and well-portioned. The accompanying cornbread was the best I've ever had. There is a good selection at the salad bar, and all of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Moline
  • Phone Number: +1 309-762-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?