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“Good “Q””

Real Urban Barbecue
Ranked #3 of 125 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Real Urban Barbecue has four Chicagoland locations in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave.), Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive) and Skokie, IL (5328 W. Touhy Ave). Real Urban Barbecue specializes in dine in, carryout, and private or corporate catering. Their menu features homemade BBQ sauce and slow-smoked items like their famous burnt ends, award winning ribs, pulled pork, turkey, brisket and chicken, all slowly rotated on 11 Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 12,000 pounds of meat daily. RUB also offers sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort sides… And come for the barbecue, stay for the dessert! Real Urban Barbecue has recently expanded their spread of baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth courtesy of the Real Urban Bakery.
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Description: Real Urban Barbecue has four Chicagoland locations in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave.), Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive) and Skokie, IL (5328 W. Touhy Ave). Real Urban Barbecue specializes in dine in, carryout, and private or corporate catering. Their menu features homemade BBQ sauce and slow-smoked items like their famous burnt ends, award winning ribs, pulled pork, turkey, brisket and chicken, all slowly rotated on 11 Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 12,000 pounds of meat daily. RUB also offers sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort sides… And come for the barbecue, stay for the dessert! Real Urban Barbecue has recently expanded their spread of baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth courtesy of the Real Urban Bakery.
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Good food, nice selection of side dishes. No table service, cafeteria style. Brisket was tender and very flavorful. Get there early to get “burnt ends”

Thank BatterySam
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Saw this place while driving by on a business trip and decided to stop for lunch. All I can say is: What a find!

It’s crazy busy at lunch and I now know why. (Didn’t take long to get served-they work fast.) This is BBQ done very well. Burnt ends are great and wish I had done a combo meat sampler platter.

Highly recommended.

Thank Stevikins
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

good bbq brisket and burnt ends not to forget the chicken and the ribs. corn bread is delicious. no other bbq house near my area...reasonably price. family restaurant.

Thank victoriadel
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have tried this place twice, since other people in our party like it - but I don't get their affection. It's cafeteria style, where you move along the tray line and select your meat and other options, drinks, etc; then pick your table and eat. Meats seem dry with meager taste-level, food and atmosphere is so-so. Place is also a bit dirty. I think my problem is that having eaten and some really top-notch Texas barbeque places, I expect too much.
So liking this place may be based upon your point of reference.

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Thank James B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Only ate here one time. With a long line(and I do not know why, we finally got our food. At best it was just ok. I do not know what the big deal is with this place. I will not return. Not cheap and just an OK place.

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Thank allenw78
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