Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
244 reviews
€30 and under
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
  • 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 244 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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MicB
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious and excellent value for money. Will be back for sure

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded 6 days ago

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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Happydaysareback2022
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best ribs and brisket I ever had food superb chicken wings fab aswell cant wait to return 5 out of 5 fab

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 January 2022

Hi Happydaysareback2022, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit, I'll pass on your review to our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods & we hope to see you back again soon. Have a nice day :) Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktail menu. Reasonably priced. Would definitely come again to try out different meats on the menu.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 January 2022

Hi There, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a nice 5 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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GrahamP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time being here after putting it off for so long and wasn’t disappointed. Food was fantastic and service very good too!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 January 2022

Hi GrahamP Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon(Don't wait too long now) Have a nice day :) Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fab. Enjoyed every bit.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 January 2022

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 hope to see you back again soon. Have a nice day :) Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot, nice staff, lovely food, what else do you need?

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 January 2022

Hi There, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your comments to our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods. We hope to see you back again soon. Have a nice day :) Graham

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Couldn’t fault anything...service/staff were excellent,food was lovely and good value for money.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 January 2022

Hi Keith, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m so happy you had such a great visit, please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

All the food was super tasty and flavoursome! Will definitely be returning & would 100% recommend to others.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi There, Thanks very much for the 4 star review, I'm Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and we hope to see you in again soon. Have a nice day, Graham

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EmmetS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, food was perfect and great price

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 January 2022

Hi Emmet, 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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Enda
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Quite a nice venue, how ever the central smoking area does cause a bit of a draught at some of the tables. Excellent staff and great food make up for the small downside.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 January 2022

Hi Enda, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. Apologies on the draught we are looking at getting this problem fixed at the moment & I am delighted you enjoyed your meal. Have a nice day Graham

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LorettaO
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is always great at Bison. It was my second time there. The staff are also friendly and courteous.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 29 December 2021

Hi Loretta, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely 4 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit, I'll pass on your comments to both our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods and the front of house staff. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Kenneth
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The brisket was like eating an old leather boot. It was actually impossible to finish.

The ribs were not tender enough. The bones should pull out effortlessly but it took a lot of work to eat.

Service was good and so was the atmosphere but the food was a big let down

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 29 December 2021

Hi Kenneth, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I'll pass on your comments to our kitchen team. Have a nice day, Graham

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Paul
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time at Bison Bar with tha family, excellent food, well prepared and cooked, friendly and attentive staff, lovely pub and restaurant. Fantastic value for money & a really enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Paul, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely 5 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit, I'll pass on your comments to both our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods and the front of house staff. Hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Graham

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ordered pulled pork and ribs the ribs where really good but the pulled pork wasn't even pulled pork i got lumps of pork chopped up and half of it was fat not even meat, i always get pulled pork when i eat there and its normal so good but i was extremely disappointed and then having 2 pay for something that bad just makes it worse. But still gave tip as the server had nothing to do with the food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Matthew, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Ill pass this on to our head chef . Thanks, Graham

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NiamhM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked bison for my parents. They both loved the food and loved the place in itself. No rushing you out the door either and easy to find! (Parents aren’t good with google maps)

Thanks again! Will defo be back!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hi Niamh, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy your parents had such a great visit and we hope to see you all back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Gmarron
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from the staff. Food was unreal and really well priced and the cocktails were amazing! We only had margaritas lol but they were fab

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hi Gmarron, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a lovely 5 star review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you in again soon for some margaritas :) Regards, Graham

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ShaunaB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely staff. Very helpful.
Love the design of the ladies toilets.
Outdoor area is very warm and lovely.
Food is great, reasonably priced too.
No complaints, we all had a lovely evening there.
Amazing halloumi burger &pulled pork. Brisket is lovely too.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hi Shauna, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a lovely 5 star, I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I’ll pass on your comments on the food to our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods. Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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Gavin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was very good. The booths were nice too.

The ribs, which you’d want to be the star of any bbq place, were tough and rubbery, very little meat on them. Pulled pork was dry also

Brisket was nice as were the chips.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 December 2021

Hi Gavin, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so happy to hear you were pleased with the service but please give me an email at fiona@bisonbar.ie if you'd like to come in and try the food again. We'd love to have you back in again. Thanks, Fiona

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really tasty, service was really good and the background music playing was great!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hi MichaelR, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Graham

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AodhainO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the place. Staff always amazing and appreciative of the business. Security at the door always confrontational and with attitude particularly when we asked to seated outside.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 18 December 2021

Hi AodhainO Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. Thanks for your nice comments on the food & staff. I'll pass on your comments on the security to our GM. Hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Graham

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LyndaM
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place, bison punch is fab, food was very nice

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 December 2021

Hi Lynda, 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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HemantK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It will be great if you can introduce lamb meat as an option in your existing menu. Food was great 👍

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 December 2021

Hi Hamant, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Nice buzz, but food was very very poor. Really minimal effort made with it expected much more from somewhere that calls itself a BBQ

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 December 2021

Hi there, First of all I would like to say thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm really sorry you weren't happy with your visit, if you would be willing I'd really like to hear some more detail about your experience with the food so we can pass this feedback on to our chef's. My email is fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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Andri82
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best bbq brisket I have ever had and the potato salaf OMG 😋

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 12 December 2021

Hi Andri, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! We're so happy you had such a great visit, please come back and see us again real soon for some more brisket and potato salad. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice food and service!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 December 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and great food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 December 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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Eleanort
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Only issue was speed of service but tbh staff were v nice and wouldn't put me pff returning

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 December 2021

Hi Eleanor, 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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MatthewC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Eating here a few times but this time the ribs were so dry it was actually like Eating jerky

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 3 December 2021

Hi Matthew Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. Sorry to hear your ribs where dry & I'll pass on your comments regarding the ribs to our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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TanyaM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food and staff were great however I booked Bison as the website promoted the largest range of tequila in Dublin. But when we ordered tequila (not shots), there was absolutely NONE available. Not the staffs fault but the website, only updated this year, needs to be updated again

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2021

Hi Tanya, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really happy you chose to come in and I'll get the issue with the website sorted out straight away. Thanks, Fiona

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

There needs to be more heat . The food was great and service the only fault was the coldness I was cold eating my meal otherwise was great

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2021

Hi Amy, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. The heat is something we'll look into straight away, thank you so much for letting us know. Please give me an email next time you book in at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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Ally
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, good location, it was so good we went for dinner and lunch on our trip

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2021

Hi Ally, Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed coming in to us. Next time your in Dublin please come back in to us again. Thanks, Fiona

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Jenna
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent as always. We usually order the ribs when we go to bison bar but decided on burgers for a change both yummy! Service good, pleasant staff prompt service.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Jenna, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a very nice 4 star review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your burgers. Maybe next time try our Brisket Sambo with House slaw & onion rings its mouthwatering. Have a nice day :) Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

A lady starting washing the windows while my friend and I were sitting in the window seat. The chicken was pink on one side also! Very cheap restaurant but wouldn’t go back

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Regarding the pink chicken As we smoke our chicken at a lower temperature for a much longer period of time, the myoglobin doesn't fully break down. This creates a pink tinge to the meat – the same reaction that causes the smoke ring you see on our brisket and ribs. This doesn't mean it's undercooked, just that it's been smoked i can assure you that all meats get probed & checked before leaving the kitchen.

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Mrbunnyfunk
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the best BBQ spot in Dublin!

Bring back the saddles!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We actually still have the saddles they are just in the hallway as you go out to the smoking area. See you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food at a great price.
Servers extremely nice and polite. Great customer service.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed you're visit to Bison bar & BBQ. I'll pass on you're comments regarding the food to our kitchen team who take great pride in their BBQ goods & also our front of house team about the nice & polite service. We hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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susanay
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

muchisimo tiempo de espera en los segundos platos, no se puede tener a la gente esperando tanto tiempo

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 November 2021

Hola Susanay, Lamentamos saber que no estaba contento con el tiempo de espera para su comida, se lo pasaré a nuestros chefs. No dude en enviarme un correo electrónico a fiona@bisonbar.ie si desea volver de nuevo y lo reservaré. Gracias, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and great atmosphere!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 November 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food arrived quickly but it was cold and did not taste like it had been barbecued. We complained and to be fair to the manager, he gave us a discount on the bill and apologised. The toilets were also awful.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m happy you were pleased with the way your issue was dealt, please feel free to give me an email at graham@bisonbar.ie if you’d like to give us another go. Thanks, Graham

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HughRynal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really nice food, generous portions. Lively atmosphere.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi Hugh Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. We're really glad you had such a great time and we hope to see you back again soon.

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EmmaM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was absolutely disgusting, very disappointed with the food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi Emma, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We understand that last night you weren't happy with your food and we passed your comments onto the kitchen. Thanks for coming in to us and hopefully we'll see you next time you're in Dublin. Thanks, Fiona

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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 244 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 reservations at the moment.