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“Unbelievable brisket!”
Review of Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse - CLOSED

Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Listed as one of Chicago's Top 10 BBQ joints. This place was outstanding! Give the brisket a "10" for perfection and quantity. The baked beans are meaty and smoky. And finish it off with the Dutch apple pie!

For additional character, Rub's uses old vinyl album covers for menus (and they play music from records). Homemade sodas include fig vanilla black pepper (and it works)!

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Thank SamAdamsGhost
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Attended the cooking class that the owner Jarred conducts. The class was awesome and delicious! Each item he prepared was done to perfection with amazing smoked flavor.
We returned today for a full meal and dessert. Our party of 4 enjoyed the chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The cornbread is to die for! The apple and
Peach cobbler along with the chocolate cake were out of this world. Service was awesome and the atmosphere is perfect!
Jarred and team should be proud of their awesome creation! LOVE THIS PLACE! We drive over an hour to eat at this place!

Thank Oxman1978
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been to Rub's 3 times thus far, the most of any food establishment; there's simply too many to enjoy. But when it comes to the best smoke BBQ meal without too much fuss, this is it. The food take great all the time, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is homey. And the price is right. Personally, I love the brisket, but that me, the thing is you should not leave there disappointed and that's the most important thing when you dine!

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very good BBQ. The food is excellent! They have home made potato chips that are tasty. Sometimes there is a wait to get your food because they are that busy. Recently we have done take out. The sandwiches and chips are very good, even after a short trip home. Love this place. Only thing against them is the BBQ sauce has too much vinegar for my taste. That's just me. Otherwise a very good place to eat.

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Thank Merrill H
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I attended one of the classes the owner, Jared teaches. It was 3 hours and not only did we learn about different types of BBQ, cuts of meat, sauces and sides, but were lucky enough to sample beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, corn bread and mac and cheese. Jared made the class both entertaining and informative and everything was truly delicious. The meats are smoked only...no gas or electricity used. There are several sauces to use if you like. The meats were great alone and that's what true BBQ is,
however, if you prefer to put sauce on it, they were all great. The delicious corn bread had a custard filling and the Mac and Cheese is made with White Truffle Olive Oil, and different cheeses that gave it such an awesome taste! Not at all your typical "blue box" mac and cheese. I highly recommend Rub's for both their food and the BBQ class.

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Thank ChiTownJoJo
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