We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering

10512 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
913-894-1820
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #115 of 207 restaurants in Olathe
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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.
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

46% Recommend
    3
    3
    3
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kansas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overland Park, Kansas
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

So I/m on a low-carb diet, but love BBQ. I told the manager that, and he suggested that I try the Haystack Bowl, but modify it by removing the potatoes and onion straws, and replacing them with extra meat, extra grilled peppers and some cheesy corn (yeah, corn's not really no-carb, but it was gooood). Plenty to eat - took... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canadian Rockies, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Rub does a good job on meats and the sandwich sizes. We tried the Carolina and the Haystack. You can get your choice of meat on any sandwich, including BURNT ENDS! The Carolina is of course, meat topped with spicy slaw, although it was not very spicy (especially compared to OK Joe's). The Haystack is meat topped with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We really enjoy the Rub BBQ. Their meat is lean and has really good flavor. Their original sauce is awesome. Ive had multiple sandwiches there and all have been delicious. My wife has got the burnt ends. Very good. Not a ton of fat like other BBQ joints. Their prices are very reasonable. Good service. I would recommend trying.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
KC
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Ate there recently for the first time with seven others. Like all good BBQ joints, you stand in line and order your food..that way you save 20% on the tip right there! I got the 2 entre platter, which was beef sliced thin plus burnt ends (cubes) plus 2 sides, which were creamy slaw and cheesy corn. The meats were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing