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“best bbq for miles....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Real Urban Barbecue

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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Highland Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“best bbq for miles....”
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, since then the prices have gotten higher, and the portion sizes smaller...oh, well!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Tasty BBQ”
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!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highland Park, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Becoming a Highland Park favorite”
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 with all needed supplies. There are times when the line to get into the place is out the door.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy bbq”
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Legit BBQ”
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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