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Real Urban Barbecue

1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-4121
+1 847-947-6474
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (43 reviews)
“brisket” (55 reviews)
“beans” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-4121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A new BBQ place opened in VH recently and I wanted to compare them. Real Urban BBQ still has best BBQ around. The menu options are extensive, the pricing is appropriate and even the atmosphere is right. For about $9 I got way too much...More

Thank 41christined
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restaurant that looks fun but the cook simply grabbed ribs and reheated them on the open flame. However, the ribs were not reheated enough and the food was cold. The sides tasted and looked like they had been sitting out all day. Was very...More

Thank keithV9119NU
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Pretty good BBQ but WAY to expensive for a carry out lunch. $17 for sandwich, sm slaw and fries plus drink. Peach tea was absolutely delicious!

Thank Jumpinjak
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Real Urban Barbecue, better known as RUB to locals, is a true gem of a barbeque place with superior quality from start to finish. Main items are all top quality and the variety of sides are the perfect compliment, and the desserts are standalone good...More

Thank scottagordonsg
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We got takeout for dinner and we wall loved our dinners. I got the Smokehouse Cobb Salad with Burnt Ends and it was delicious. The ribs, pork and all the sides were fantastic. Worth going!

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place is something of a contradiction. The food is pretty much anchored by first rate BBQ, but it is served up in an atmosphere of a school cafeteria. The "Pit Man" serves up the Que, but he's a bit hard to understand - wound...More

Thank Joecompute
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Close to my office during a training class, I’m a sucker (not an aficionado) for BBQ. I’m sure most would chastise me for being a heavy sauce user. The space is large and inviting. My brisket was good, but a little dry. Six different sauces,...More

Thank SidSidow
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Nice variety of meat products and tasty side dishes, as well. Burnt ends and Brisket among the best choices for entrees. i like the roasted brussel sprouts. Cafeteria style; take your tray down the line, ordering your meat, then sides. Good assortment of bottled sodas...More

Thank U5515NGjamess
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Great place for BBQ. I think it is the areas finest. for BBQ Great menu selection. I love their Beef Barley soup also. I always get the BBQ dinner with sides.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Three couples had dinner on Sat. night. I had the dry rub ribs with spicey sauce on the side. Very good! Great slaw and beans too. I would recommend RUB!

Thank G0_Wild
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saundra f
December 3, 2016|
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Response from SunKlub | Reviewed this property |
No falling off bone. Very tender.
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autumn h
July 23, 2015|
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Response from debra334 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know so I went to their website and it appears as though they only do delivery of catering orders.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-4121
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 847-947-6474
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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.
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