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The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering

10512 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
913-894-1820
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Ranked #76 of 202 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.
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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.
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English first
Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a great place for some good bbq. Very fairly priced and a good quality of food. They have a nice selection, and everything I had tasted great and fresh. The staff was very friendly as well. Super good place to check out.

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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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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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

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 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.

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Kansas City
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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

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Nome, Alaska
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23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Kansas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

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KC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Kansas City
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

If you wanted a Chilpolte like experience with BBQ, well this is the place. Even down to the decor, this place resembles the burrito chain, but it works. The soda machine seemed a bit weak in our experience, the spray left a nice sappy mix on my hand. (Coke Products) The meat both burnt ends and pulled pork were very... More

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