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Real Urban Barbecue

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5238 Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3244
+1 847-947-6474
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible13%
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“meat combo” (2 reviews)
“burnt ends” (2 reviews)
“slab of ribs” (2 reviews)
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5238 Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, there was no clear indication of where to order. Second, the one person standing by the food gave no hint that he was there to take our order - he did not say anything for at least 3 to 4 minutes before finally asking...More

Thank Dedgehog
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Heard the hype about this place so we decided to try it. It was 1pm on a Sunday and not busy at all. Decided on two pulled pork entrees and the server pulled the steaming pork from the pan and weighed our portions. The other...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing to brag about here, quite possibly the worst BBQ place we have stopped at. Go somewhere else, this is not BBQ!

Thank Sergeant2057
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

my wife and I visited on a busy Saturday night, wanted very much to like this place after hearing great things, wow where to start. We ordered two combo plates, lined up cafeteria style choose our meats that were pulled out of warming drawers and...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a terrific place. Great food & nice people. I had previously eaten at the Highland Park Store. I highly recommend Real Urban Barbecue.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been going to RUB since the early openings in Lincholnshire close to my old job. I am so happy that they opened up this new location near my new job. I think this is one of the better BBQ places in the Chicago area....More

Thank Dlgu32
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ordered the BBQ combo, brisket was close to OK, ribs and pulled pork, meh. Sides were bbq beans, just beans with bbq sauce, unremarkable, and what I'm going to guess was a cornbread pudding type of thing, skip it. Most BBQ starts with a...More

Thank nickzen
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

When we first came to Real Urban Barbecue, not only did we find it really good, but we were given Sunday breakfast coupons. We decided to try the breakfast, but we were told that they were no longer honoring those coupons, even though the coupons...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I've been to Nashville and I've been to Memphis--arguably the two bar-b-que capitals of the world--and this was just as amazing. And it's in Skokie! I got the redneck taco with pork and couldn't have been more thrilled. I felt like I was down south...More

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stayed at the holiday inn next door and walked over for a BBQ lunch. Upon entry the smell grabs you and the large dining area welcomes you. Pick your meat and several of the many sides that all make your mouth water and your good...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5238 Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-947-6474
Real Urban Barbecue specializes in dine in, carryout, and private or corporate catering. Their menu features homemade BBQ sauce and slow-smoked items like their famous burnt ends, award winning ribs, pulled pork, turkey, brisket and chicken, all slowly rotated on 11 Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 12,000 pounds of meat daily. RUB also offers sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort sides...
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