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The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering

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10512 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
913-894-1820
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Fast, casual barbecue restaurant. Great atmosphere, food, prices. Perfect...
Fast, casual barbecue restaurant. Great atmosphere, food, prices. Perfect for fast business lunch, or family dinner. Kids eat free every day with an adult purchase.(Dine-in only) Catering and carry-out welcomed. Casual attire. Traditional barbecue fare with a modern twist.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best BBQ value in Johnson County

We love the Rub. We know it is out of the way in a boring strip mall. We know the dining room is tables on a concrete floor. But the food is really good and the prices are 25 to 50% less than what we pay at the "big name" places around town. We believe this is the best value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love the Rub. We know it is out of the way in a boring strip mall. We know the dining room is tables on a concrete floor. But the food is really good and the prices are 25 to 50% less than what we pay at the "big name" places around town. We believe this is the best value... More 

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Shawnee, KS
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Picked up BBQ for tailgating. Not another customer in the place but me - but the food smelled delicious. Lots to chose from - some non-traditional BBQ options too. Really like supporting local businesses. The service was great. Food was really good. Not sure why it's not more busy!

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First time customer. I had the pulled pork sandwich and fries. Food was delicious and service excellent. Appreciated that they honored Veterans with a free sandwich on Veterans Day. Would have rated a 5 but I'm not a huge fan of concrete flooring.

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Olathe, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went to the Rub today because I had just noticed it the other day on my way back from Johnnys Saloon on K7/K10 interchange. As I pulled up to the place, it was around 12:45pm or so. Not lunch rush anymore, but would have expected SOME customers. I was the lone person there. The place was very spacious, with about... More 

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Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you visit the KC metro area, you will hear locals talk about their favorite barbecue restaurants as Kansas City barbecue is unequaled anywhere in the world. After a stellar review of The Rub in the Kansas City Star, we decided to give it a try. Maybe we hit this restaurant on the wrong day (although it was the same... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had brisket, large sandwich with fries. Sandwich was very large but the meat wasn't hot (warm) enough, sauce was very good. Homemade fries were excellant. BUT I go for the BBQ sandwich which was below par.

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Kansas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The rub is a counter service BBQ restaurant, with most of the dishes and side dishes displayed in front of you while you make your order. It is a little expensive for what it is, but food is ready quite quickly. The rubs & suaces are quite spicy. BBQ fans are likely to appreciate the meats, because they are distictive,... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very disinterested staff, and the turkey was microwaved and nasty. Burnt ends fair, Beans absolutely disgusting, and pulled pork dry dry dry. Ordered fries and it took 10 minutes to get them. Staff is young and didn't care. Obviously destined for failure. This is not real K.C. BBQ. More like Afghani BBQ. Leave this garbage in the desert.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've been here twice and my husband and I tried once but they close at 8:00 during the week. Both times I ate there the music was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. The floor is concrete and the sound just bounces. The first time it was country western music and the second time was techno music. It's cafeteria... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Friday night and no wait should have been a clue. Huge disappointment. Barbeque is not up to KC snuff. We should have gone to Oklahoma Joe's where we typically wait 25-35 minutes. It's about the food... too many negatives to detail.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10512 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Olathe
  • Phone Number: 913-894-1820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Fast, casual barbecue restaurant. Great atmosphere, food, prices. Perfect for fast business lunch, or family dinner. Kids eat free every day with an adult purchase.(Dine-in only) Catering and carry-out welcomed. Casual attire. Traditional barbecue fare with a modern twist.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?