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Bandits | Sports Bar | Grand Island NE

Home Of The Winning Half A Million Dollar Keno Ticket


Happy hours:
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day


About Bandits | Sports Bar | Grand Island NE

Price range: $11-$30

Visit Bandits Sports Bar for the best pizza, wings & environment like no other

Bandits Sports Bar in Grand Island, NE is one of the finest drinking establishments with the best pizza, chicken wings & weekday specials you will find in the entire Great Plains. Bandits still remains a place that feels like more than a bar; it feels like a home-away-from-home. The current owners, Troy and Tim, achieved what many could not; they revealed the true identity of the legendary, “One-Armed Bandit”. In honor of his generosity, one can order the famous Heath style wings at Bandits, named after the man whose identity was unknown for so long.

The history of the “One-Armed Bandit”

In the spring of 1888, a series of robberies took place in and around Hall County, Nebraska. The identity of the masked perpetrator has remained unknown but witnesses recall seeing one distinguishing mark; the perpetrator was missing an arm. “The One-Armed-Bandit,” as he was labeled by the media and law enforcement, continued his daring raids well into the fall of 1888, eluding authorities and mystifying frontiers. Every now and then, a lump sum of cash would appear on the door step of local orphanages and churches. Legend has it was the work of none other than the modern day Robin Hood, better known as, “The One-Armed Bandit”. As quickly as the raids began, they abruptly ended. The bandit vanished without a sign and was never heard from again. To this day, his whereabouts remain unknown. Some believed he was killed while others were adamant he moved to Bolivia, where mysteriously similar raids took place years later. Over the next century, the legend and stories about, “The One-Armed Bandit,” grew and took on a life of their own. One thing is clear, “The One-Armed Bandit,” will live on as a legend, as long as his story continues to be told.

Legend has it that, “The One-Armed Bandit,” spawned a child and one of the descendants of that offspring is none other than Andrew Meier. In keeping with the spirit of generosity of his legendary kin, Mr. Meier opened a local watering hole in year 2004 and named it after the great unknown Robin Hood of central Nebraska.

Bandits Sports Bar Grand Island, NE "Home of the Winning Half Million Dollar Keno Ticket"


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Full Bar
Daily Specials, Music, Television
Take Out, Groups
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Bandits Sports Bar Grand Island, NE "Home of the Winning Half Million Dollar Keno Ticket"


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"Great place to watch any sports. Delicious wings and pizza, with a great atmosphere to have a few drinks with friends."
  - Jason Meister
"Love their pizza and wings. The servers and bartenders are always great, as are the owners. They also offer Keno and arcade games. There plenty of TVs to watch sports on here."
  - Missi J.
"Very comfy fun bar. It’s our go to bar most of the time!"
  - Jen Lilienthal
"This is my go to bar! Great food, service and entertainment. The staff really gives you that “Everyone Knows Your Name” atmosphere!!"
  - Becky Reynolds-Sadd
"I really liked the laid-back atmosphere for Bandits and how even the owner will come by to ask if you want another drink. No pretentiousness, just a good ol’ hangout."
  - Rowena L.
"Cool place, decent wings, prices aren’t bad, a lot of TVs cool place to watch a few games at one time."
  - Ben C.
"Love to meet friends for beers, pizza and wings at Bandits. Great Staff! Great Last night!"
  - Stephanie Brondel Bockman
"Nice Bar. Excellent wings. Ask for Heath style. They run wings through pizza oven after fryer so sauce cooks in. Incredible!!! Also serve legendary Grand Island Sax’z Pizza. Great place to watch games and meet friends. Crowd was business type people. Good happy hour prices. Smoker Friendly with GI’s best beer garden."
  - Casey W.

Daily Specials

Happy Hour Sunday-Friday, 4 - 6pm

$2.75 Pints/Bottles

$3.25 Mugs


Monday Night, 6 - 10pm

$2.00 Wells

$1.00 off Appetizers

Happy Hour ALL DAY!



Tuesday Night

$4.99 Nachos

$8.00 Pitchers

Happy Hour ALL DAY!


Wednesday Night, 6 - 10pm

$12.49 Combo Pizza

$10.99 1 or 2 Topping Pizza

Dine-in only



Thursday Night, 6 - 10pm

$1.00 Wings



Friday Night

$3.00 Imports/Craft

$4.00 Jager/Cherry Bombs

Chefs Food Special

Bomb Shots


Saturday Special

Domestic Buckets, 6 for $18.00

$1.00 Wings

Domestic Buckets


Sunday Special

Happy Hour Noon-6pm

Pizza, 12 Wings, and Pitcher $29.99





Chips & Cheese               $1.99

Mozzarella Sticks             $6.99

Garlic Cheese Bread         $3.49

Jalapeno Poppers             $6.49

Fried Pickle Spears           $6.49

Sourdough Pretzels          $5.99

Mini Tacos                       $4.99

Waffle Fries                     $2.99

Want ‘em loaded? No problem – add $2.00

Topped w/Nacho Cheese, Beef, and Jalapenos

Bandits Nachos

Full - $7.99               Half - $3.99

Tortilla Rounds topped with Jack Cheese, Taco Meat, Onions, Black Olives and Jalapenos.

Pick “4” Sampler   $9.49

Choose four of the following:

Cheese Sticks

Jalapeno Poppers

Fried Pickle Spears

Mini Tacos

Waffle Fries

Garlic Cheese Bread

Sourdough Pretzel

Chicken Strips - $1.00



6 Wings                             $6.99

9 Wings                               $10.49

12 Wings                             $13.99

Now Choose your Sauce:



Traditional Buffalo

Bandits Style (Buffalo + BBQ)

Garlic Parmesan

Carolina Reaper

Red Thai Chili

Naked Greek


Try our wings HEATH STYLE!

Toasted in our oven for a crispier taste.


All Baskets are served with Waffle Fries

 Chicken Tender Basket              $6.99

Boneless Chicken Wings             $7.49


All Sandwiches are served with your choice of Chips. Substitute Waffle Fries for $1

 Bandit’s BLT                       $6.99

Served on Garlic Bread with American cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo

Add Chicken - $1.00

Toasted Sub                        $5.99

Your Choice of Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, or Club

Topped with American cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo

Add Bacon $1.00


Chef Salad

Full: $8.50                Half: $4.00

A Bed of Lettuce topped with Roast Beef, Turkey & Ham, and finished with shredded Jack Cheese & Tomato.

Chicken Salad

Full: $8.50                Half: $4.00

Sliced Chicken Strips in your choice of sauce served over lettuce and topped with Jack Cheese & Tomato.

Taco Salad

Full: $7.50                Half: $3.50

A bed of Lettuce with Tortilla Chips, Taco Meat, Shredded Jack Cheese, Tomato, Onion & Olives.

Dressings: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Dorothy Lynch, 1000 Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette



 CHEESE PIZZA         $10.99


MEAT LOVERS           $13.99

SUPREME                  $14.99

HALF PIZZA        $6.99 - $7.99





COMBO PIZZA            $12.99

Choose up to three Toppings

Toppings Hamburger, Pepperoni, Green Pepper, Sauerkraut, Black Olives, Onions, Pineapple, Italian Sausage, Canadian bacon, Mushrooms, Diced Tomato, Bacon.

Extra Veggies - $0.50 cents          Extra Meat - $0.50 cents               Extra Cheese - $1.00



Happy Hour ALL DAY! $1.00 off Appetizers


Happy Hour ALL DAY

$4.99 Nachos & $6.00 Domestic Pitchers


$9.99 Single Topping Pizza & $11.49 Combo Pizza


$0.75 Wings


3.00 Imports/Crafts and $3.00 Bomb Shots


Domestic Buckets $16.00 and $3.00 Bomb Shots


Pizza, 12 Wings, and Domestic Pitcher $27.99

Happy Hour Noon – 6 p.m.

Who Has The Best Chicken Wings in Grand Island, NE?

Bandits Sports Bar is located at , 1016 N Diers Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803. Bandits features a variety of amazing-flavored, made-to-order menu Chicken Wings including Sparky’s; traditional buffalo wings, also Heath-style chicken wings. (Toasted in our oven for a crispier tasting wing) 

Bandits Sports Bar chicken wing menu specializes in a signature sauce and seasonings called Bandits Style (Buffalo + BBQ) with flavor sensations ranging from BBQ to spicy HOT these wings are made to order.

Call Ahead For Take Out Wing Orders (308) 382-9333

Bandits Sports Bar Has Wings! Want some variety?  Made to Order, Garlic Parmesan Wings, Carolina Reaper Wings, Red Thai Chili Wings, Naked Greek and Teriyaki wings

Bandits Sports Fans can enjoy a neighborhood atmosphere that includes big screens for watching their favorite sporting events. Bandits Sports Bars is known in Grand Island, NE  as one of the “Best Wings” and “Best Sports Bar” in the Grand Island Area Including:  Fonner Park, NE |  Kuesters Lake, NE |  Lockwood,NE | Abbott, NE | Ovina, NE | Alda, NE | Cairo, NE | St Libory, NE | Worms, NE | Chapman, NE.

While your at Bandits, don't forget we have KENO.

Bandits Sports Bar Grand Island, NE is the "Home of the Winning Half Million Dollar Keno Ticket"

Bandits Sports Bar is located at 1016 N Diers Ave #118

Take Out Orders (308) 382-9333

Casual Atmosphere | Groups Welcome | Daily Specials



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Bandits Home of the Best Wings in Grand Island, NE

It is not game day without Bandits wings. Great wings are a big part of American Culture, Bandits offers a variety of sauces to choose from.  These included sauces like BBQ, Sparky’s; traditional buffalo, Bandits Style (Buffalo + BBQ), Garlic Parmesan, Carolina Reaper, Red Thai Chili, Naked Greek and Teriyaki. Bandits Sports Bar of Grand Island, NE brings together homemade, rich and flavorful taste that people from all over Nebraska crave. 

Bandits Sports Bar is located at 1016 N Diers Ave #118
Take Out Orders (308) 382-9333
Casual Atmosphere  · Groups Welcome


Owner - Tim McMullen

Owner - Tim McMullen

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Owner - Troy Javorsky

Owner - Troy Javorsky

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Bartender - Jill Lewandowski

Bartender - Jill Lewandowski

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Bartender - John Gannon

Bartender - John Gannon

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Bartender - Laura Henry

Bartender - Laura Henry

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Bartender - Nate Dubois

Bartender - Nate Dubois

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Bartender - Patrick Gasseling

Bartender - Patrick Gasseling

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