REAL URBAN BARBECUE

Real Urban BBQ RUB ClubReal Urban Barbecue, located in Downtown Highland “Pork” has been slow-smoking perfection in the heart of Port Clinton Square since November 2010.

Chicago’s Real Urban Barbecue specializes in dining, 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 four Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 1600 lbs of meat daily. RUB also offers sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort sides…And come for the barbecue, stay for the dessert! Real Urban Barbecue has recently expanded their spread of baked goods from the Real Urban Bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth.

For more information and catering visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com

Real Urban Barbecue also has locations in Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and is NOW OPEN in Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive).

Follow RUB on Twitter @RealUrbanBBQ and become a fan on Facebook.
Real Urban Barbecue’s Accolades:
Chicago Magazine’s “Hot List” and Reader’s Choice “Best BBQ”
Chicago Tribune’s “Essential Barbecue Bites” for Burnt Ends
Voted “Best BBQ” by the readers of Make It Better Magazine, Highland Park Patch and Daily Herald
Awards in both Judges Choice and People’s Choice categories at Ribfest Chicago
“Best Service” at Taste of Highland Park
“First Place People’s Choice” at Windy City BBQ Classic at Soldier Field
“Most Creative Item” for BBQ Nachos at Little Bear Ribfest in Vernon Hills
Featured on the Food Network’s Eating America
Favorite among celebrities and athletes
Official Barbecue of Northwestern University
Official Barbecue of the USO of Illinois
Jeff Shapiro’s Bio & Accolades:

Prior to opening Real Urban Barbecue, Highland Park native Jeff Shapiro worked for Lettuce Entertain You for 14 years at restaurants including Bones, RJ Grunts, Bub City, Pappagus and PJ Clarke’s. He most recently served as director of operations of Carmichael’s Steak House in Chicago for six years. Shapiro has been winning trophies in the BBQ competition circuit for many years under the team name Dr. Deckle and Mr. Hide. Well before “urban barbecue” became the trend it is today, Shapiro’s feverish passion has had him touring the major regional BBQ markets in the U.S.

-2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the GLMV Chamber of Commerce for heading a new and leading business in Vernon Hills.

-Character Counts Pillar Award from the City of Highland Park Alliance, North Shore School District 112 and Highland Park High School, based on his representation of the Six Pillars of Character within the community.

-Honored for his work with USO of Illinois.

 

LATEST NEWS

This just in; were waiving the delivery fee today for your orders placed via DoorDash; Oakbrook, Vernon Hills, Highland Park and surrounding areas! Plan your dinner early and pre-order now!
The Holiday Carry-out Hotline is Open! Click here to view the full Holiday Menu and order today for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years packages to feed the whole family: https://bit.ly/2Sl4PDO

 

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Alex Moskos

Kelly thanks for checking in. There wasn’t enough business to support the location. We are always looking for additional spaces. Hope to see you at one of the other 3 locations soon!

What happened to the Skokie location???.

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REAL URBAN BARBECUE

REAL URBAN BARBECUE

Real Urban BBQ RUB ClubReal Urban Barbecue, located in Downtown Highland “Pork” has been slow-smoking perfection in the heart of Port Clinton Square since November 2010.

Chicago’s Real Urban Barbecue specializes in dining, 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 four Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 1600 lbs of meat daily. RUB also offers sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort sides…And come for the barbecue, stay for the dessert! Real Urban Barbecue has recently expanded their spread of baked goods from the Real Urban Bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth.

For more information and catering visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com

Real Urban Barbecue also has locations in Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and is NOW OPEN in Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive).

Follow RUB on Twitter @RealUrbanBBQ and become a fan on Facebook.
Real Urban Barbecue’s Accolades:
Chicago Magazine’s “Hot List” and Reader’s Choice “Best BBQ”
Chicago Tribune’s “Essential Barbecue Bites” for Burnt Ends
Voted “Best BBQ” by the readers of Make It Better Magazine, Highland Park Patch and Daily Herald
Awards in both Judges Choice and People’s Choice categories at Ribfest Chicago
“Best Service” at Taste of Highland Park
“First Place People’s Choice” at Windy City BBQ Classic at Soldier Field
“Most Creative Item” for BBQ Nachos at Little Bear Ribfest in Vernon Hills
Featured on the Food Network’s Eating America
Favorite among celebrities and athletes
Official Barbecue of Northwestern University
Official Barbecue of the USO of Illinois
Jeff Shapiro’s Bio & Accolades:

Prior to opening Real Urban Barbecue, Highland Park native Jeff Shapiro worked for Lettuce Entertain You for 14 years at restaurants including Bones, RJ Grunts, Bub City, Pappagus and PJ Clarke’s. He most recently served as director of operations of Carmichael’s Steak House in Chicago for six years. Shapiro has been winning trophies in the BBQ competition circuit for many years under the team name Dr. Deckle and Mr. Hide. Well before “urban barbecue” became the trend it is today, Shapiro’s feverish passion has had him touring the major regional BBQ markets in the U.S.

-2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the GLMV Chamber of Commerce for heading a new and leading business in Vernon Hills.

-Character Counts Pillar Award from the City of Highland Park Alliance, North Shore School District 112 and Highland Park High School, based on his representation of the Six Pillars of Character within the community.

-Honored for his work with USO of Illinois.

 

CONTACT INFO


ADDRESS

610 CENTRAL AVE 177
HIGHLAND PARK IL 60035

LATEST NEWS

This just in; were waiving the delivery fee today for your orders placed via DoorDash; Oakbrook, Vernon Hills, Highland Park and surrounding areas! Plan your dinner early and pre-order now!
The Holiday Carry-out Hotline is Open! Click here to view the full Holiday Menu and order today for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years packages to feed the whole family: https://bit.ly/2Sl4PDO

 

Comment on Facebook

Alex Moskos

Kelly thanks for checking in. There wasn’t enough business to support the location. We are always looking for additional spaces. Hope to see you at one of the other 3 locations soon!

What happened to the Skokie location???.

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