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“Family owned great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Bar-B-Que Restaurant & Catering- Norbeck Rd

Urban Bar-B-Que Restaurant & Catering- Norbeck Rd
5566 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853 (Formerly Urban Bar-B-Cue Company)
+1 301-460-0050
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Ranked #131 of 362 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Family owned great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This use to be Urban Burgers I asked one of the owners Dave about the changes an he was honest and told me it was a business decision for the place was to bing for a burger joint as this is largest of their locations. The new decor still has all the Navy memorabilia that belong to the owners father. the very friendly owner told me his wife decorated and had done all the design logos his daughters waitress so it Is a family success story the menu gives you a little background on how Lee and Dave were working as Chef in two Georgetown restaurants until they decided to mortgage their house and take a risk.I have eaten more than ten times here since the open since it is very close to my home. The new bar is a great place to watch games during football season the ribs, burgers, chili are my favorites. My husband likes the beef and pork BQ. Only dish we are not crazy about is the Urban legend not my thing.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Used to Be Better Before Redo...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I used to love having a quick burger here. Can't beat the quality! However, after the remodel and change to Urban BBQ, I don't like the place nearly as much. I can't order just a burger, have to pay for a side dish that I don't really want. Also, have to sit at a table and wait for the staff to come and serve you - not nice and informal like before. Even the decor is not as good as before; it looks too "industrial" now. Why change a good thing? The old place, even without the BBQ menu, was a lot nicer. They could have just added BBQ to the menu and kept everything else the same. The other locations are adopting the menu changes, too, and I just don't agree with it. It was a 5-star place before this. I won't come here as often.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Restaurant changes name”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Enjoyed this restaurant as Urban Burger, but the food has improved with the addition of the Urban BarBQue selections.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I like it but my little...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

I like it but my little girl got the runs both times she ate there so we won't be back

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Rockville, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

I don't eat beef anymore, except here-I love the burgers. The corn bread is my kid's favorite and the fries are spiced right. Service is fast.

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