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Bad Brads BBQ

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Bad Brads BBQ has one simple goal: Produce the best possible BBQ everyday. Our philosophy of "From our Smoker to your Plate" is a passion that begins everyday at 5:00am. Bad Brads way is "Slow and Low" Beef Brisket and Pork Shoulder steep in Fruit wood & Hickory Smoke for up to 14 hours. Our Everything from Scratch Kitchen is a labor of love that begins with a respect for great ingredients, attention to detail and a refusal to take short cuts. We truly believe you can taste the difference...
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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brisket mac and cheese meat platter chowder baked beans smoked turkey burnt ends sandwich street tacos cole slaw bread pizza pig candy two sides long wait fun atmosphere craft beer
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I love the ribs here. They are the best in the area. They offer 4 BBQ sauces that are all really good. Just tried the cole slaw and Tortilla Soup sides and they were both very good. They have a nice long bar, good service,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pig Candy, smoky smells and friendly service had me before my entree even arrived! Prices are reasonable for quality of food and the choices are awesome!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dorthy_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building and decor is exceptional. The service was slow- long wait time for seating, but fairly fast for food service. The restaurant itself was loud and open. For how big the building is, the seating is very small, hence the long wait time to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AGLR2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in while on a trip and the food was great. Brisket and sausage were as good as some here in Texas. The potato salad and greens were some of the best i have ever had. WIll be back next time i am that way.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Freedom824616
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby had an errand to run, so I offered to go along provided we could have lunch at Bad Brads We got there 5 minutes before it opened. The wait was torturous. I had eaten here before, so I knew what was in store. Lol...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pamelabastianon
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

If you like barbecue then go to Bad Brad’s in any one of their locations. Wonderful barbecue with lots of choices especially the vast array of sauces. Lunch specials and outdoor dining make this a “don’t miss” Spring / Summer event!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank billkm2014
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

The guys downtown at Red Smoke & Slows Barbecue should take notes from Bad Brads. I prefer 23 mile so you can get barbecue pizza. The barbecue nachos are unreal, the service is exceptional, beer selection great! All combinations are wonderful, barbecue baked beans a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Stopped in for a dinner on a friends suggestion. I had brisket, sausage and ribs with potato salad and greens as the sides. I was a little disappointed in the brisket, it was good but not great. The sausage was very tasty and reminded me...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sleepy1492
Reviewed March 24, 2019

We were told by the folks we were meeting with that this was the best barbecue in the township. It was easy to find and we were seated near the bar. I ordered the pork belly burnt ends and my coworker ordered a slider with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rrileyadams
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Excellent ribs and brisket. Sides—choose pit beans and grits or sweet potato mash. Was it down with an Alaskan Amber. Good service. Consistently delicious.

Date of visit: March 2019
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courts8201
July 8, 2015|
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Response from motorcityWarrenMi | Reviewed this property |
I have never gotten catering done by bad brads bbq.Since my last visit which was not a good one I have not returned.But if you like their food it is a matter of preference.I would check union street woodshop bbq in... More
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Missionman60
June 14, 2015|
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Response from Tmh519 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I am sure a quick call to them will answer your inquiry The ribs were a dry rub, brisket had no sauce, just smoked. The sauces from what I saw were on the side.
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