We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Armory BBQ

421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
+1 563-382-6208
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (128)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The sign on the side of the building states "voted best BBQ in Iowa." We LOVE BBQ!! It sounded like a wonderful place to eat. Clearly they didn't take our vote. We didn't stay long enough to get menus before walking out. The entrance was...More

Thank Dix_M123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thrilled with the selection of bbq, sauces and sides. We took a large order to go and ate it outside at Pulpit Rock brewery. We highly recommend you do the same!

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meat seasoning was a bit spicy for me but my kids loved it. The pecan pie was served warm with whipped cream and was soooo delicious! My kiddos almost ate The whole piece before I got my second bite!

Thank 214blueyes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awsome! Authentic BBQ! Sevice very friendly, great menu, food was out very quick and so yummt. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Michele N
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Have been coming to Decorah for many years to see the Decorah Eagles. Decided to try somewhere different to eat. We were not disappointed. There were 4 of us. 3 had the beef. I had the pulled chicken. Absolutely delicious. My only complaint is I...More

Thank Illinois1
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

While in Decorah for a few days a few of us decided to try out Old Armory BBQ. The service was great and the food was even better! We ate lunch here, two of us had their pulled pork, one had the brisket and one...More

Thank ezliving2006
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I love BBQ and this is some of the best, even the sides are delightful. We also had the hand carved ribeye steak, one of the best. We eat out often and all over the country and did not expect to find this quality.

Thank Leeandrew74
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were in Decorah for Luther College registration day and decided not to eat lunch at the school so we could try something new in Decorah and we choose the Old Armory BBQ. We walked into the restraraunt at 2:30 p.m. and wasn't quite sure...More

Thank twdsuz
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We stopped for dinner and had high hopes for some excellent smoked bbq. I ordered the brisket and my son ordered the pulled pork. Both meats had a lot of seasoning on it which overwhelmed our meat. The fries were also heavily seasoned which overwhelmed...More

Thank notesfork
Reviewed 28 May 2017

we arrived 5 min. upon getting into town....230....on a monday.....not busy at all ....met the proprioter,....got the brisket ,....very tender....no sloppy sauce,...which i like,...they did have several house made sauces,...I did not care for the vinigar base,.....but I dont really use sauce...the fries were very...More

Thank nadman2016
Nearby Restaurants
Rubaiyat Restaurant
200 reviews
.34 km away
Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
119 reviews
.53 km away
Mabe's Pizza
229 reviews
.45 km away
T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
134 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
153 reviews
.09 km away
Dunnings Spring Park
146 reviews
.84 km away
Trout Run Trail
62 reviews
.85 km away
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
72 reviews
.69 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RayLawrenceJr | Reviewed this property |
Call Old Armory BBQ and ask. This is from their website (they wont let me post the link). They do cater. But call them (563) 382-6208 You will love their food. Not only is the pulled pork THE BEST on planet earth, the pork... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 W Water St Ste 102, Decorah, IA 52101-1700
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-6208
  • E-mail
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pmFriday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pmSunday 11am - 8 pm
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing