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Bad Brads BBQ

6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (48 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (26 reviews)
“meat platter” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love smoked chicken bbq chicken nachos. Great atmosphere and great food! They have an awesome outdoor patio for summer fun too.

Thank Scarr279
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time there and just as good as thw first time, lot of food, everuthing we had tasted good enjoyed the candied bacon, bbq chicken pizza and ribs.

Thank apu808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy eating at Bad Brads BBQ they have great food. The ribs are great with with the sweet bbq, pulled pork, & bbq nachos. I was surprised how Great the fish & chips were, definitely worth trying.

Thank jason b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place so download the "The List" app and get Get In line to avoid the long wait. The BBQ is excellent, a lot of great entree choices and all kinds of sides to go with it. I would highly recommend the sliced brisket and...More

Thank simbadusty
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I am probably a rare guy. I’m not a big fan of bbq. I have gone to Bad Brad’s a couple times for lunch and everything I ordered was delicious. The meats and the appetizers were all great. If you go to Bad Brad’s, the...More

Thank hemimagnum01
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

As we pulled up to the establishment, we were worried we wouldn’t get seated for a family of 4. The place was packed. We thought for sure the food would be awesome due to the amount of patrons. Wrong. Very disappointed. Beef brisket was average,...More

Thank Bellasera13
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Pretty decent food and craft beer list. The place is jammed with tables, and your table isn't nearly big enough for the platters of meat and sides etc you get- so that's a bit annoying- but a couple can eat pretty well (and cheap) with...More

Thank CameroPACS
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Been here several times and tried a number of items, have taken new customers and they also loved it. As stated, you'll surely find a sauce you like or it's good without a sauce. Have to get here early as they don't take reservations or...More

Thank Pager47
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Based on various ratings and other personal recommendations we had Bad Brad's BBQ on our short list to try. We finally went there with some friend's and high expectations; we were not disappointed! Whenever possible when we try a new restaurant I like to try...More

Thank DavidMcKendry
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Pig Candy is the best. Love their ribs and sides. Wish they had call ahead cuz the wait is too long to go on the weekend. Need to put burnt ends on the regular menu. Best in the area.

Thank cherilh2017
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8 July 2015|
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Response from motorcityWarrenMi | Reviewed this property |
I have never gotten catering done by bad brads bbq.Since my last visit which was not a good one I have not returned.But if you like their food it is a matter of preference.I would check union street woodshop bbq in... More
14 June 2015|
Response from Tmh519 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I am sure a quick call to them will answer your inquiry The ribs were a dry rub, brisket had no sauce, just smoked. The sauces from what I saw were on the side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township
  • Phone Number: +1 586-254-7010
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