Bison Bar & BBQ

4.4
217 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 217 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MatthewC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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

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TanyaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Dublin
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
Dublin
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing experience. Pleasant environment, great food quality and service. Would definitely recommend it!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 17 October 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bison Bar We are in smoked meat heaven! I have eaten in many a 🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸 smoke house but that brisket was the best outside of the deep south 🇺🇸. Huge congrats! Hope to come back soon. Now onto the pecan 🥧!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 October 2021

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave an amazing 5 star review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to our kitchen team who take great pride in our BBQ goods. Hope to see you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quick service and great value

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 October 2021

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice 5 star review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and We hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere
And the staff are wonderful

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 29 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was slow, boyfriends dinner came out a lot earlier than mine and had to ask waiter about food.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 27 September 2021

Hi there, I'm really sorry you weren't happy with your food, I'll pass your comments onto the kitchen team immediately. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and letting us know you had an issue, if you had anything further you wanted to add then please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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Fiona
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails, overall great experience.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 September 2021

Hi Fiona, 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 18 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It was an extremely busy Saturday night, maybe that was the reason for the brisket and roasted chicken to be overcooked. The taste was good overall, the service was great, the ambience was happening but the meat was just a little too tough. Have been here before so I know that they serve better food.

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Welshindub
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find.... delicious food, great staff and a lovely blood orange cider! We will definitely be returning

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 18 September 2021

Hi WelshinDub, Thanks very much for taking the time out of your day to leave a 5 star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you in again soon. for some more delicious food & cider Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and plenty of it! Drinks were tasty and creative. The service was fantastic really had such a great night

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 15 September 2021

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review. I'll pass on your comments to both the kitchen team & the bar staff who take great pride in their food & drinks. Hope to see you in again real soon. Many Thanks, Graham

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

The brisket was tough as an old boot! Inedible unfortunately.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Robbie, Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. Firstly I'd like to apologies for your bad experience at the Bison Bar & BBQ. if you'd like to give me some more information on your visit please feel free to email myself at Graham@bisonbar.ie Regards, Graham

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food excellent as usual. Friendly staff and good safety measures.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Brian, Thanks very much for taking the time out of your day to leave a 4 star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loves an auld BBQ and this didn't disappoint!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi, Thanks very much for the 5 star review. I'm delighted that you & your wife enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see the both of you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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Sandrad
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is really good and great value. The staff are very friendly and very efficient.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 7 September 2021

Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a really nice 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and we hope to see you back again soon for some more good food & cocktails. Thanks, Graham

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SophieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great staff, very friendly
Food is good but limited menu
Cocktails we great

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi Sophie Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a really nice 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ and we hope to see you back again soon for some more good food & cocktails. Thanks, Graham

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AndreaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

I asked if the ribs were spicy, was told no. However they are very spicy and I was in pain after 1 bite! I am very sensitive to spice, perhaps some people would not find them spicy. The server should know they are spicy though! I asked for some milk, to which I was told it was out of date!!!! Not what you want to hear in a restaurant🙄

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely, service was great, I was little disappointed they ran out of whiskey sours but would go back again

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. Apologies about the whiskey sours. I hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

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. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar vibes. Casual. Great food

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 6 September 2021

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. Thanks, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Family birthday dinner. Waitress dropped a glass from a height onto our table and it shattered into pieces. As a result my mam got cut on her face and chest and has a black eye from a lump of glass that hit her.
The staff were not very professional or apologetic.
We will not be returning here

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi there, Can I get you to give me an email on fiona@bisonbar.ie with some further details about the incident? Thanks,

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SeamusM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Hard to give a review when they cancelled our booking at the last minute. But we had a great night at kill airne. Staff were great .

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 30 August 2021

Hi Seamus Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Unfortunately due to our extractor fan breaking in our kitchen it was not safe for us to cook food which led to us cancelling all food bookings on Saturday which was a great disappointment to us. All bookings were contacted via phone and we had some fill in food options on the night from our neighbor wow burger. Regards, Graham

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Tbaby
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I usually love the food,cocktails and atmosphere, but on this last visit I was disappointed with the pork it was dry and had lumps of inedible fat and portion sizes reduced again only getting half the corn bread.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really sorry you were disappointed with your experience, next time you come in for a visit please email me on fiona@bisonbar. Thanks, Fiona

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our go to for a date night 😃 food is always amazing and such good value. Bison do the best whiskey sours, I've never tasted better!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 28 August 2021

Hi Emma, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! I’m so glad our whisky sours keep you coming back for more, please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Carl
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Used to get delivered at the start of the year and went once or twice when opened back up. Was honestly the best food place in Dublin back then, since then it’s become probably the worst. I’ve received cold food, got told there was nothing I wanted on the menu. The food just has gone absolutely awful

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 27 September 2021

Hi Carl, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We take any issues with food complaints very seriously and this has already been passed onto our kitchen team. If you have anything further you wanted to say about it then please feel free to email me at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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RobG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Greeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 22 August 2021

Hi Rob, We're really glad you had such a greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt time! Thank you for leaving us a review and please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Ribs as always! Sadly the brownie dessert wasn’t available

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 21 August 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a nice dinner in Bison last night, got the pulled pork plate and it was unreal, friend got the ribs plate and everything was perfect, all the servers so on the ball made sure we were topped up with drinks. Thanks will be back

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 20 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I'll pass on your nice comments to our kitchen & Floor team. We hope to see you back again. Regards, Graham

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my partner went after not being for about 4 years and the food was still spectacular. We were looked after very well my 2 members of staff and value is exceptional. Can't fault this place.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on 19 August 2021

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. I'll pass on your nice comments to our kitchen & Floor team. We hope to see you back again soon, Don't wait 4 more years :) Regards, Graham

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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 217 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.