Bison Bar & BBQ

4.5
84 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 84 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SureinE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 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 September 27, 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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ChrisB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

After reading numerous great reviews we decided to give it ago. We were disappointed the portion size was not worth the price. My partner had they chicken thigh sandwich and said it was overcooked and chewy. A mcnugget had more flavour. The highlight was the sides both the pulled pork fries and cowboy fries were far better than both the mains. I think we might just have went on a bad night and would like to try again on our next visit.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 17, 2020

Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry you weren’t happy with your visit and I’ve passed your comments onto to our kitchen team. Please feel free to email me the next time you want to come in at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was really just okay. The braised beef and the buttermilk chicken both needed more sauce. They didn't have any tacos available which was disappointing. Service a little slow despite not being that busy. It was nice but possibly wouldn't rush back

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry that you weren’t more pleased with your visit. I wouldn’t really advise serving the chicken thigh burger with more sauce as it’s deep fried to make the coating crispy. I’ll pass on your comments about the brisket to our kitchen team. Thanks, Fiona

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CarolineT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

my son enjoyed his bbq beef sandwich, fries and drink. there was no gluten free bread but the chef made a really tasty salad with a tasty coleslaw. the waitress was friendly.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. No we don’t have any gluten free bread as with the exception of our sausage all our meats that we smoke are already gluten free as are many of our sides still leaving plenty of options for gluten free customers. Thanks for letting us know you were so happy with your service to. Thanks, Fiona

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DimitraV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Strongly recommended.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 14, 2020

Hi Dimitra, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m so pleased you like coming into Bison so much and please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AnthonyF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this place every time its a good night food is unbelievable staff are great the whole set up is 10/10

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AliciaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and well serviced as always. Bison never disappoints.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 12, 2020

Hi Alicia Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at Bison bar & bbq. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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LornaF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and cocktail was lovely but unfortunately we had to take it away as babysitter rang 😂 will definitely be back and hopefully get the whole night out 😂

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hey Lorna, I felt so sorry for you guys! I hope you enjoyed your meal at home and give me an email at fiona@bisonbar.ie next time you want to come back in, kids are more than welcome as well if you want to bring them! Thanks, Fiona

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Roisin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and fast service. Halloumi burger is highly recommeded!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Roisin, Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m so happy you had such a lovely experience and I have to agree with you the halloumi burger is fantastic! Please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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ClaraLeonard
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious. Food and drinks.
Very enjoyable and well worth a visit.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Clara, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy you enjoy coming in some much, please come back and see us again real soon. Thanks, Fiona

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EamonnE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It a no nonsense pub/grub venue good for pulled pork burgers and wings,Great playlist superb choice of whisky and Gins
very safe as regards social distancing ,staff friendly and attentive.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Eamonn, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm so happy your so pleased overall with your experience with us, make sure you come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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AranY
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great really good chilled out atmosphere would definitely recommend it to a friend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 4, 2020

Hi Aran, Really glad you enjoyed your experience with us at bison. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you back again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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DamianM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a great bar and bbq place to eat and have a drink. The food is excellent and the service and staff are excellent.
I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Damian, We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to bison so much. It’s always good when you get to enjoy great food and service together. See you soon! Thanks, Fiona

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GrainneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and servers were lovely! Would definitely recommend!!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Grainne, Thanks so much for your recommendation, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful visit. Please come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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ianw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was good and food was delivered fast. The meat seemed a little dried out and maybe that was because it was late (9.45pm) when we ate. It tasted like it had been reheated . willing to give it another go

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 31, 2020

Hi Ian, Really sorry you didn’t have a good experience. This is not the normal standard we would ever serve the food to. If you would like to give me an email at fiona@bisonbar.ie the next time you were thinking of coming in. Thanks, Fiona

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ShannonL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing and friendly. The food and atmosphere couldn't have been better!
Definitely be back soon

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 31, 2020

Hey Shannon, So happy you had a good time, hope to have you back in soon. Thanks for leaving us a review. Thanks, Sam

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Liamo
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for bbq and the cocktails are good too! Lovely staff prompt service- all around a solid experience

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 30, 2020

Hi Liamo, Thanks so much for leaving us this lovely review. I'm really glad you had such a great time and I'm so happy to hear you were so happy with your service. Please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AnnaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great saddles and ambience. Food is tasty and affordable. Service was outstanding. Great locals well so I’d recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 30, 2020

Hi Anna, Thanks for the recommendation. So happy you had such a great visit, hopefully we'll see you back in again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and really good value for money!!! will definitely be back :)

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi there, Absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your visit and please do come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best smoked &bqq food in Dublin by far!!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, we have to agree with you our food is incredible! Please come back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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AislingD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and brilliant food. Would definitely go back

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 21, 2020

Hi Aisling, Thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so glad you had such a great experience, please do come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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JanetF
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty food and very reasonable. V friendly staff

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hi Janet Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Hope to see you back soon. Regards Graham

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NiallT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Very good atmosphere and friendly staff. Unfortuatey the food was not hot enough but how ever it did taste pretty good. I would go here again.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hi Niall, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m really sorry you weren’t as happy with your food as you could have been, please give me a message when you want to return at fiona@bisonbar.ie. Thanks, Fiona

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EamonnE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service nice food and adhering to all the rules so great venue

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 21, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so pleased you had such a great visit, you'll have to come back and see us again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the girl that was serving us was very friendly and helped us with anything we needed

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hi Laura, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I'm so glad you enjoyed not only your food but your service as well. I will pass on your compliments to the staff and I hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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ShaunaEvans
Iceland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to eat if you love BBQ food it’s the best in town!! Staff are extremely sound and helpful

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hi Shauna, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, we have to agree it is the best food in town! Our staff are amazing I'm so glad you noticed, we'll see you back in again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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PhilipB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and attentive staff

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 10, 2020

Hi PhilipB Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. Ill pass on your review to the kitchen & floor staff. Hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Graham

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LukeG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bbq. Great staff. Great bar. Great whiskey sours!!!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 10, 2020

Hi LukeG Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ. You can't go wrong with Great BBQ & Great Whiskey Sours. Hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Graham

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SeanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found staff to be very friendly and helpful. Food and drink were excellent. Seats in booth were comfortable and plenty of space. Music was good and not tpo loud as to drown out conversation.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 7, 2020

Hi Sean, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so pleased you had such a good visit and you found our staff to be so helpful. Please come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food very nice, steak a little over cooked for my liking but still delicious.
Orlaith was the nicest server I've ever had. Friendly, funny, helpful but respectful of distancing and never came at any loud Moments within our group.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison & I’ll pass on your comments to Orlaith she will be delighted! Hope to see you in again soon. Regards, Graham

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PadraicE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and helpful staff, delicious food and plenty of seating. Great spot!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 3, 2020

Hi PadraicE Thanks so much for the 5 star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison Bar & BBQ, Hope to see you in again real soon. Thanks, Graham

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Emmab
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service (Orlaith).
Would highly recommend.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on August 2, 2020

Hi Emma, Thanks so much, I'm really glad you had a great night. I will of course pass your comments on to Orlaith, she will be delighted! Make sure you come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Fiona

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Shmee
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice staff, good athmosphere.Cocktail was great... tacos were only ok.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Shmee Thanks for the 4 star review. I am glad you enjoyed visit to Bison. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks Graham

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Claire
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really relaxed atmosphere and food was fab! Would definitely recommend

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Claire, Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Bison & I hope to see you in again real soon. Thanks, Graham

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ClaireM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was really excited to bring my friend here for the large portions and no nonsense menu. It was a bit disappointing, he got a brisket roll with one slice of roast beef.
Otherwise, good social distancing management and service was good.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi Claire, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review. I am sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience regarding the food portions. I will pass on this review to the kitchen team to improve these standards. Regards, Graham

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AyitalaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best ribs in Dublin. Extremely good service, very helpful, fast and kind. Prices are reasonable. Pro tip: try the cornbread

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hi AyitalaK, Thanks very much for the 5 star review. Im delighted you enjoyed your experience in Bison & I will pass on your review to your server Orlaith. Hope to see you in again soon. Thanks, Graham

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CiaranK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food & drink was very good, service excellent. Plenty of social distancing

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Ciaran, Since opening back up we have done our best to make sure our customers have a safe experience whilst also having a good time, I'm so glad you think we have achieved this. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and I will make sure that I pass your comments on to the team! Thanks, Fiona

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IanC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ food in Dublin. Great service as always. Brilliant choice of beer and cocktails. Always a winner!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so glad you had a great dinner and a great service by our fantastic staff, we'll see you again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food, the chicken burger👌🏼 Also such fast service, possibly due to eating between peak times but still really great!

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 17, 2020

Hi there, So glad you enjoyed your visit to Bison. Most of our food is pretty speedy as we use the smoker for most items on the menu and then the chefs just finish the dishes off either on the grill or on the stove. Thanks for leaving us a review and we'll see you back again soon! Thanks, Fiona

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BillyB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A carnivores treat. Don't bother going here for a vegetarian meal. Our party of 6 worked our way through the entire choice of meats. All were absolutely gorgeous and the first timers here salivated at the opportunity to return.
The staff were jovial and attentive and actually added to the enjoyment of our time here.
Great selection of food, great selection of drinks. Within seconds of Temple Bar.
Couldn't ask for more.

Bison Bar & BBQ
Responded on July 18, 2020

Hi Billy, So glad you enjoyed sampling all of our smoked meats it really is fantastic to hear you had such a great meal. We actually have a Halloumi burger on the menu as well which is a fantastic vegetarian option, I often get it myself as a meat eater. I'm so happy the staff added to your experience as well we really do have a fantastic little team working with us. Thanks for leaving us a review and I hope to see you (and the first timers) 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 4.5 stars by 84 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.