Bub City - Rosemont

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997 reviews
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Rosemont's destination for authentic barbecue, live country music, whiskey and craft beer.
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B
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Burnt ends were very good. Service was outstanding.

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was ok...hostess could have been more polite.

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f
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

In the meal I ordered burnt ends. I was told there would be some fat in the meal. More than just some fat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great! We were really pleased with the environment, the food (taste, price, and amount). We will definitely be back for another date!

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c
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sports bar type restaurant very open with lots of tables. We ordered the full rack of ribs and nachos with chicken, so delicious! Loved the smoky rub on the ribs!! Two women noched away at the nachos, but we barely put a dent in it. The nachos serving size is enough for 4 people to share.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ribs over cooked.

Music was obnoxiously loud. There is a big difference between energetic and punishing volume.

Chef needs to take a trip over to Green St Meats.

I know will.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I would not recommend during any holiday. We’ve eaten at Bub City lots of times and have our favorites (fried chicken sandwich & ribs). We were a party of 5 for Mother’s Day 4:30 reservation and ordered 3 chicken sandwiches, an order of ribs and the salmon dinner. 4 out of the 5 dinners were over cooked and 2 of those were not eatable and sent back. The 2 newly prepared plates came out well after the other 3 were finished eating which only added to the very disappointing dining experience. The only good thing was our waitress was friendly and attentive. We can’t help but wonder, is there no quality control when dishes are prepared, for someone to look at the food to make sure it represents the quality food you want for Bub City. It was very obvious these dishes were over cooked and was borderline petrified chicken & ribs.

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AA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day and I have to say, our server was the nicest I have had in ages anywhere. She kept up on us and was very personable. I unfortunately failed to remember her name, may have been the Bloody Mary and mimosa dog that took affect. The brisket was to die for, I highly recommend it. Fries pickles were done right as well. I will be returning.

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PT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful with my family on Mother's Day! Lots of family, good food, great music and fun!

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant! We went for mothers day. food was country n delicious. They had live music that made atmosphere fun. The service was spot on. Not to mention the killer bulid your own bloody Mary bar!!! Love love love!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day, with three little children, it was the perfect place to let them be kids and not bother other guests. Loud enough to let the kids be loud and still able to carry conversation. Food was excellent and the staff for great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bub City was a wonderful experience. we celebrated my son's 25th birthday. The waitress was wonderful, she cut the cake for us and and was very gracious. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice the only bad thing was the parking situation. It was hard to find parking. But otherwise everything was great!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service "rude" management was good servers where not

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B
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were three of us and we all enjoyed are meals. Turkey Ribs and a Pulled Pork Cuban sandwich. All the side dishes we very good also. Service was very good.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, music great food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place... excellent customer service

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m
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We returned to Bub City after a long absence. No one was at the entrance when we entered, but someone came within a couple of minutes. We were greeted and escorted to our table. Server was pleasant and informative. Ordered drinks. A manager arrived and was wonderful and mentioned a less than great experience we had on our last visit. Wow! Sent an appetizer that everyone enjoyed. We ordered a variety of items for our entrees, including the daily special. Portions were ample and filling so we didn't have room for dessert. Dessert choices sounded great.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and atmosphere! Parking ticket gets validated which is great.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with a hitch in our reservation but this was quickly resolved and we were even given appetizers on the house. The food is absolutely amazing!!! The music was phenomenal and I would highly recommend going to anyone. We were there celebrating my bachelorette party and it was very memorable and I’m appreciative to everyone at Bub’s.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good lots of good Whiskey and bourbon that my husband enjoyed

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was good but portions are very small for the price. Definitely overpriced for the amount of food you get

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun for a Friday night with friends or on a date. Classic country bar and I loved it. Live band starting 10:30 p.m. Food was good. Brisket wasn't as good as they advertised but I definitely enjoyed the other foods. Trucker snacks are amazing! Service was amazing! Adam was fun and helpful. Loved the ambiance.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on a Friday evening before a concert, and it was surprisingly not packed at 5 pm. It did start to fill up at 6:30. There was outdoor seating, but we weren't given the option of indoor or outdoors. We would have preferred outdoors, but that's okay. The server took a while to introduce herself after we were seated, but after the initial lag, she came around just the right amount to be helpful, but not enough where she became annoying. The food was delicious, and came out pretty quickly after we ordered. We ordered two chicken sandwiches, one Nashville and one BBQ, and tater tots. The tots were slightly on the greasy side.The Windy City Hurricane had the right kick to it.

They've changed their process of letting you into Joe's Live. It used to be they just gathered everyone all at once, but now you get a ticket, and they send you in table by table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Their Bloody Mary bar is amazing! Recommend asking the bartender for the secret to getting the most stuff on your drink! Loved the grilled cheese, trucker snacks and deviled eggs.

Have eaten here in the past and thought the food was slightly better. Guessing Easter crowd had something to do with it.

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed our time...we plan on returning!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always :)

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J
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place? Had a newborn with us and noise level was great and then they left as soon as live band started playing. Our waitress was PHENOMENAl-her name was Paulina and she was knowledgeable, patient and very understanding w our entire party. The food and drinks were great as well.

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

While the service and ambiance were good, the food left a lot to be desired. I'll start by saying our server was great! She was polite and attentive, and even when our order got slightly messed up, she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. She even had the mistakenly ordered meal taken off the bill. However, the food was less than average. I ordered breakfast tacos that were bland, but good enough, I guess. The portion size was good - 3 small egg and cheese tacos for $10 - so that made up for it. My friend ordered the brisket breakfast tacos (it says "tacos" on the menu) but she only got 1 taco for $15! I'm sorry, but I don't know of any restaurant in the entire country that charges $15 for 1 taco. It didn't matter because they brought the wrong taco anyway, so my friend ordered hash browns with a fried egg and brisket, to make up for it. The brisket was all fat and most of it was inedible. We were definitely disappointed in the quality of the food, and value overall. I'll come back to Bub City for the music, but I'll make sure I eat beforehand.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, even though our meal and drinks took a LONG time , our server was checking in and trying to balance the busy night. Food was just ok. Brisket sandwich was very fatty. Not enough meat on sandwich. Bun was like a hostess brand bread bun, nothing special. Atmosphere was fun, lots to
see and do.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food came out wrong and it took a while for the waiter to come back to the table to address it. Then the food took a long time to come back out. It was very cramped, so we were listening to the conversations at both tables next to us.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bub City combines the fun of a Nashville honky tonk with the great comfort food you’d expect anywhere in the south... something that’s very rare in Chicago! It’s always a great time as they continually bring in awesome country music talent. Excellent whiskey selection and attentive staff that keeps me coming back!

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. I have a severe fish allergy and they started a new fryer so I could have the fried chicken. Thank you so very much for doing this for me. It has only happened one other time in my life. The fried chicken was delicious. We will be back.

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b
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Got the 2 meat barbeque dinner. Everything was great except didn't career for the pork shoulder. Stuck is as skins of mushy and didn't taste like it had barbeque sauce. We have to add our own

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you are looking for an energetic, lively restaurant with a bloody mary bar - this place is for you! It has a Nashville-like feel to it. Stick with biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken, and nachos for menu items.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a 7:30 reservations for 6 of us, with tickets to Zanies for 9:30 show. We were there by 7:15, but not seated till 7:55. We got appetizers quickly, but food order didn't come till 9:05. We had to remi d our waiter that we wanted to be out by 9:15.
Unfortunately we had to rush through dinner.

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M
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bub City exceeded my expectations. I’ve been to a lot of good BBQ places but the atmosphere is usually dull and the real emphasis is on the food. Here they put a lot in making the environment lively. I ordered the ribs and they were excellent. And they also feature a wide variety of craft beer and a ton of whiskey.

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassie the server made the night excellent!!! Food was fast, drinks were great, music was good and then the live band later just made the whole experience amazing! I recommend this place and ask for the server Cassie!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful and the manager even stopped by to see how everything was and if there was anything we needed. Great experience as always!

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