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Bad Brads BBQ

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6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The three meat sampler had a very generous portion of each meat selected. The baked beans were very good. Mac and Cheese $1.50 up charge is a little steep but the flavor was good. Drawbacks - Be prepared to wait 45-60 minutes during weekend meal time. The main seating area is very loud.

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Thank Charles C
Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best BBQ in Macomb! Great choices. Large portions! Brisket that is never dry like other places. The only complaint is sometimes the wait. Let's get a second floor Bad Brad!

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Thank madcow6663
Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved their fried bbq wings and wood fire pizza, oh and their BBQ isn't bad either. Prices are a bit high but the foods pretty damn good

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Thank Jaysinrd
Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and nice atmosphere, but be prepared to wait in line or get there early. Grab a drink while you are waiting at the bar, this place will not disappoint!

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Thank Michele S
Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to both Bad Brads on 23 mile, and it's always been ok. We went recently on a Friday night, and were surprised to hear how many items on their website were only for the Shelby Township location. The pig candy was fantastic, even if you only go for that. I understand that this is a smaller location, but... More 

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Thank Amy A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to my share of BBQ places and this is one of the best. The sides alone are worth trying this place out. The cornbread will be hard to beat anywhere else. Ribs were also amazing with their 321 sauce.

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Thank Gregory M
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to lots of barbecue places, and recently lost a Famous Daves near our home. We tried Brads and it was most satisfying. Had pulled pork, brisket, beans, and cole slaw. Top notch.

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Thank David G
Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at all the big BBQ places in the area and Bad Brad's is the best. The brisket is as good as any I've ever had. Great sauces. Their beans and chili cheese grits will change your life. Big menu with tons of choices. It gets busy here on weekends but it's well worth the wait or we just... More 

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Thank Memerick1
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We love coming here. The food has always been good. Love the beef brisket! There can be a long wait especially on the weekends. You will enjoy the food and service!

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Thank skupdog
Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Surprised there was no wait on a Friday night! Food continues to be good - dependable. Nothing spectacular and a little pricey - be sure to read the fine print. Service was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?