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Real Urban Barbecue

2119 Clearwater Dr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8821
+1 847-947-6474
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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2119 Clearwater Dr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8821
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations were low for a barbecue spot in a suburban mall. The atmosphere is a bit contrived but it helps create atmosphere as you wind your way through the line to the serving counters. The meats are served on paper or in a sandwich....More

Thank TerryL1462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Real Urban BBQ on Sunday, 11-11-18 for dinner...around 6:00 pm. We ordered to brisket dinners and a 3 meat dinner. One brisket plate was delicious with minimal fat. The other was loaded with fat. So, one great experience, one not so great....More

Thank taz2u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large menu and several gluten-free options. Had the ribs and brisket. Both were very tasty. Very casual atmosphere, family friendly.

Thank KellyIrish414
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Ribs over cooked dry and lacked flavor Brisket dry and flavorless Sausage was decent but cold Side of jalapeño corn was just dried out corn No bread with bbq entree ?

Thank Walleye67
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Really enjoyed the food at this establishment. The Burnt ends are the bomb and Ribs are good but not great. Save room for the milkshakes-they are the secret prize inside

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This place has a fun atmosphere and a very large menu! Also a very friendly and helpful staff! Join their club to collect points and get a birthday discount! I loved my meal and was very excited to see potato pancakes on the menu as...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is real, smoky, simple barbecue. Several plates and sandwich combos to choose from plus delicious sides. Hush puppies are made to order and are out of this world! It is cafeteria style with paper and plastic.

Thank DMack23
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We had the pulled pork sandwich-my favorite & loaded chicken nachos-my husbands favorite. The nachos could feed two people or 4 as an appetizer! It’s worth stopping in!

Thank 83Cowgirl
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went here upon my daughter’s request for her birthday dinner. There were 5 of us and we all loved our dishes. We had the chopped salad, pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken sandwich and a pulled chicken entree. There is plenty of meat given for...More

Thank Laurie A
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were two couples out for barbecue. I was thinking about ribs all day long. we picked that restaurant because we were at a restaurant in St Louis with a similar atmosphere. I heard no complaint from the people with the chicken but the one...More

Thank Kevin8910
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Marcin C | Reviewed this property |
No, just beer and soft drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Clearwater Dr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8821
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Oak Brook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-947-6474
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