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Real Urban Barbecue

610 Central Ave #177, (Inside Port Clinton Square), Highland Park, IL 60035
(224) 770-4227
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Jun 30, 2014
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Waukegan, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The fish tacos are good, great flavor. Also loved the side dishes although the portions are a bit small on the sides. Since I don't eat meat I can't speak on that, but the husband was fairly happy with his ribs. The place does smell great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hands down the best place for ribs on the Northshore, tried a full slab, dry rub. Delicious ! There is also a pretty good variety of side dishes. Going early might help if you do not want to wait in line. I look forward to my next visit.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The bbq meats and turkey are really good. The Cobb salad with bbq turkey is my favorite lunch. Sometimes I will have a variety of sliders with all the different types of meats. They also have deserts.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Close your eyes and you could be in Nashville...everything from the brisket to the pulled pork to the chicken is wonderful! The side dishes are unusual and fun, and the choice of 3 sauces will meet everyone's taste. When the restaurant opened a few years ago to much fanfare and acclaim it was an instant success. Unfortunately as often happens,... More

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Chicago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the place is you love meat, BBQ or both. Get to try 4 BBQ sauces, and your pick of BBQ beef, pork, turkey or chicken...and also have a type of sausage if you don't feel gross enough. The taste, however, is very satisfying!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The baby-back ribs are one of the best on the North Shore. The brisket and burnt ends are also very good. Haven't tried the chicken, but from what others have said, it is equally good. The various side selections are extensive and are also good. We have ordered out numerous times and the orders are always on time and packaged... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The bbq here is really good! There are several options available and the staff is friendly and quick. I love the pickles!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Real Urban BBQ is delicious. We've eaten here several times and it is always good. When the weather is nice the outdoor seating is s great bonus.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Brisket is terrific--pulled chicken is very average. Sandwiches are very filling--probably will need to take half home. Nice BBQ sauces on table---sides are good but a bit pricey for portion. Guys behind counter are very nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Being from Texas and missing some real BBQ, decided to give Real Urban a try since I found myself nearby in Highland Park. Delish! The Real deal...and the price was not bad, either. Loved the turkey and the brisket!!! Onion straws were too greasy and expensive for a small handful, but I went there for the BBQ and was NOT... More

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