Bodean's Old Street in City Road is the destination for seekers after the authentic taste of the great American outdoors. Bodean's big value chow never fails to satisfy the inner urban cowboy and cowgal in search of that great BBQ flavour, complemented by the friendliest and funkiest of welcome. With a menu stretching from the fisheries of New England thru the corrals of Kansas City and downhome kitchens of the Mississippi Delta to the piquant party-in-your-mouth of New Orleans and the marriage made in tastebud heaven where Tex meets Mex, Bodean's prime pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, chili and seriously hearty veggie options are served by a friendly family of staff whose Butts, they boast, are the Best in the West. And when they're not racking ribs, they're pouring the coolest brews between Tijuana and the Arctic Circle. Sounds good? It gets even better as you let your forks and fingers move to the groove of God's own soundtrack where if it ain't rockin', it ain't happenin', and by way of a bonus there is no better place to hang and enjoy big screen sport beamed straight from the US of A - the finest in gridiron, diamond, hoop and puck action - and Prem football to boot!
by Julie on 21 Apr 2019
Lovely food. Great service.
by Kayla on 15 Apr 2019
The waiter who took our drinks seemed friendly enough. However they took a long time to arrive despite only ordering a standard drink with a scoop of ice cream in it. I also noticed people sitting in a boothe at the back getting up and down every few minutes. I presumed they were staff as a few of them were wearing branded tshirts, however it was quite uncomfortable as I glanced up to see people just lounging around, clearly getting food before the customers. My boyfriend had the buffalo wings which despite being very meaty they were cold. When the mains arrived the order was wrong but we swapped items around the plates so that we sort of had the right order. This was early evening so it was not busy so there should have been no cold or undercooked items right? Ha! Wrong! My chicken was very pink and had what looked to be a small amount of blood. Again, when questioned does this look okay, we was given the answer it's fine, sometimes chicken can be slightly pink. The ribs were some of the worse ribs I've ever had, if you through them they probably would have bounced back. For what we spent, I only had eaten some chips and the ice cream from our drink. When asked if the food was okay I said it wasnt great the waitress didn't really say anything. By this point we were so hungry and ready to run to sainsburys to get sandwiches we paid and quickly left. Best bbq? You probably get better quality doing it in your back garden.
by Eren Top on 15 Apr 2019
Me and my partner decided to celebrate our anniversary at Bodean's in old street. We ordered combo meal each and the meat was under cooked as the chicken was bloody, the ribs were rubbery and they mixed up our order as I didn't get my pulled pork, also i've ordered a portion of wings which were half cold and half hot, clearly they took out the fridge and put it on the grill to make it look fresh .We didn't eat our food and we paid ridiculous money. The only good thing on the plate was the chips. I definitely wouldn't come back.
by Kev Miller on 09 Apr 2019
Works lunch for 6, really good food, quick service and zero complaints. Great BBQ and a nice range of drinks, both hard and soft.
by Alysa on 08 Apr 2019
Food was amazing and great value for it. Definitely coming back here again. Staff were always friendly and there when you needed something. Ribs, Chicken, Pulled pork, chips was delicious and the passion cool drink was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.