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Real Urban Barbecue

1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-4121
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (33 reviews)
“brisket” (44 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1260 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-4121
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11 - 20 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2017

You won't be disappointed! Burnt ends, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket Turkey......IT'S ALL GOOD! The ribs are a must....ask for them done to perfection......Sauce and dry rub! AWESOME!

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This a BBQ at its best. You cant go wrong on anything the cook up at Real Urban. Burnt Ends are my favorite. The Tilapia Fish Tacos are tasty too. Nice atmosphere and staff. Not a fan of the sauce squeeze bottles found at each...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you're looking for an authentic barbeque experience, you'll need to go elsewhere. If, however, you're looking for a place where your food is ready quickly and you like BBQ sauce, then you'll likely enjoy Real Urban Barbecue. There is a wide range of sides...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Real BBQ is difficult to come by in the North. I am a student practitioner of the art of seasoning, salting and smoking meat, therefore I appreciate well prepared smoked food. I try to visit as many BBQ joints as possible to learn what works...More

1  Thank James J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I live in Chicago, and it is not convenient to barbecue the majority of the year. We go to RUB when we want something that tastes like you cooked it, and also has things that we would never make at home (like...More

1  Thank karenkB6811UK
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

G good food atmosphere just regular barbecue type but I would go back again Texas brisket barbecue is outstanding

Thank triangleart
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Took customers to lunch at Real Urban Barbecue as their request in Vernon Hills as they live in the area. They said I would not be disappointed, and they were right. I had the combo with brisket and beef tips, and both were tender and...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I'm never disappointed here! The meat is tender and flavorful. I also go for the burnt ends and no sauce needed...

1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A friend took me here claiming it was fantastic BBQ. My first disappointment was that a place with the name "URBAN BBQ" did not have rib tips. I had the ribs, which were disappointing. They were on the tough side and didn't have a lot...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Unbelievable. The brisket is to just die for. So too the baked beans and who EVER thought I would be writing anything nice about Brussel sprouts. A myriad of sauces to try. This is real stick-to-your-ribs barbecue and some of the best I have ever...More

Thank Steven K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
saundra f
Are ribs fall off the bone?
3 December 2016|
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Response from SunKlub | Reviewed this property |
No falling off bone. Very tender.
autumn h
Do they do delivery? Thanks in advance!
23 July 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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: 847-613-1227
  • E-mail
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