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Bub City - Rosemont

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$30 and under
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American

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Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while seated at your table. Staff will be in masks at all times.
All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0 Degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to dine with us.
All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any area on the current travel restriction list within the last 14 days

To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 4% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

Your continued support and patience during this time are truly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1267 people are saying
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vipBadgerViking1
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality always excellent. Great job with social distancing!

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KPEPPERON1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, great drinks and especially flexibility with available tables.

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BradshawB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bub City was fun as usual. Great food, friendly staff, decent prices. Usually very crowded and bustling, but because of current circumstances it was very cozy. I honestly enjoy it a little more crowded but what can you do. Looking forward to returning again soon

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Dude13
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I understand we are in a pandemic. But at least i could had have some bbq sauce on my table, my wings were dry and needed the sauce. And to get up from my table and order, come back to my table and get up again if i wanted more..too much. I coulda gone to McDonald's for that.

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BillF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time watching some Chicago Bears football there with some friends! We all appreciated the extra precautions they're taking for our safety and theirs.

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alexandram
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is way overpriced for what it is but it’s rosemont so it’s to be expected. For two 3 piece chicken tenders baskets with fries, 2 sodas and an order or fried pickles and two small Jell-O shots it was 71$. It has live music so the noise level is higher. Right now they aren’t doing table side service, you have to go up to a counter and order and they bring your food to your table. I am happy to say it was one of the only restaurants in rosemont actually social distancing with tables spaced apart adequately. Food is yummy.

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Pingu
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love bub city but the prices have shot up and the food was mediocre. Won’t be in a rush to return

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vipSuzyLighning
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We usually have an excellent meal at Bub City & have dined here often. Maybe it was the set-up, maybe they just forgot about us, but it wasn’t great.
Ate outside because it didn’t matter in or out, it was counter service. Ordered drinks & sat down , decided what we wanted and headed back up to order. Place was not crowded at all but it took us forever to get our food. My burger & fries were not hot which leads me to believe it was just sitting there until they remembered us. My husband’s said his sandwich was good but not super hot either. I don’t send things back because I don’t trust what goes on behind the scenes (not accusing, just my personal thing). Maybe with them not being busy they fell into the laze mode. I want to support them because Lettuce usually never disappoints but this time it wasn’t up to their usual standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We have been long time fans of Bub City. We came to hear the live music since we are fans of Chris Karabas. The music and food were great. The way you now have it set up with the food and drinks was awful!!! Bring back the waitresses and service!!! Also the hostess that was working on Sat 9/5/2020 was HORRIBLE!!! She made it her mission to make us all feel like we were doing everything wrong. I stood up at my table because I was preparing to go to the restroom ...she raced over and told me to sit down! She continued to scold everyone there that night and was extraordinarily rude. Even when patrons were standing on the dots that your restaurant put down she told them that they were in the wrong place!!! We have been out to many restaurants since the reopening and have NEVER been treated this way!!! We support all businesses and follow all of the guidelines... she took it beyond anything I have experienced! We will not be returning to Bub City until you restore the service and staff that made it a great restaurant! And either re-educate the Hostess or get rid of her because she does not know how to be polite and serve the patrons who are spending money in your restaurant!!!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have literally never had a bad time at Bub City. My wife is from Texas and this is one of the places we come when she's feeling homesick. Good brisket, her hometown beer on tap, it's all fantastic. If Covid hadn't hit, this place would have been packed and there would have been great music and an expanded menu. As it happens, we had a great time on a lovely day on the patio.

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Visitor
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good outdoor seating options with some covered. It wasn't very busy at lunchtime.

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Kristen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside where you order your food at a counter. Ordering was easy and fast, staff was great and friendly, and the food tasted great!

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vipJennifer
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were initially trying to have a fancy night out but the wait was so long I thought I would evaporate from hunger. The host did a really great job helping us navigate their covid restrictions, the ordering process was as smooth as it could be given the circumstances. The bartender realized that I was confused about how to order and anticipated our needs AND made delicious old fashions. The fried pickles are my new bae, and it felt safe. I would never have thought I would have enjoyed myself as much as I did. We will certainly be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bub City is always a great time! Awesome food, music and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was not happy. First there was no wait staff. You had to order your own food and drinks up at a makeshift counter. Second they charge a 4% service charge due to the restaurant being affected by COVID. This is not only wrong but unfair. Customers who come to their restaurant during this time should not have to be penalized due to their decision not to rehire staff and service the restaurant.

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Kcnp2015
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect! The staff wore masks and great social distancing.

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vipBobC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was outstanding
Thank you for everything

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vipCaryn
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bub City was a disappointment this night. I checked their menu ahead of time as I do not eat meat and wanted to check for vegetarian items. The menu listed several non-meat items. However, when you arrived I realized the menu is limited due to Covid-19. I understand the need to limit the menu during these times. However, they only had two 'vegetarian' items: fried pickles and one salad. We did have the fried pickles and they were good.
Bub City is more self serve (again, due to Covid), so we had to go up to the bar to get our own drinks and order food. It felt like we were at a county fair or carnival. My beer was fine but my boyfriend's margarita was pre-made, bitter, and just bad-tasting.
The UPSIDE: the staff was VERY friendly and attentive. Considering their limited tasks, we felt well 'checked on.'
I would give Bub City another try, but not until things are back to 'normal.'

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Service was good food was terrible

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, staff was very friendly, nice and clean establishment. The weather was great so we sat outside. Lots to do in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service outside open side bartenders and cleaning bussing staff thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Did not have full menu. Went specially for nachos and trucker snacks and did not have both.

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vipAverage
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid! They were late on seating us but very friendly.

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vipAmandaM
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Also enjoyed the live music!

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vipHWJohn
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

2nd time at Bub City, the BBQ is very good for a mass production place, we seated on time and the service was exceptional.

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Daisy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, very friendly, helpful. Will definitely return

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Lovetoeat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Great Texas-style food and ambience. Love the tots and Lone Star. Service is...meh.

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Fungroup
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good! We were disappointed because they got rid of their cornbread and substituted with white bread.

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Kristi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Five stars - 10/10 would recommend!

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iamtimanderson
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

On a Sunday night the walls were pounding from the neighboring club. My parents did not enjoy the experience. We had hoped it would be relaxed like the river north location often is on slow nights. Wasn’t my best choice. Food was alright.

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clearwaterms
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The location of the restaurant is next to a live music venue which has the bass bleed through the walls and can be heard throughout dinner. This was inconsistent but was a distraction as we spoke.

The tables (especially in the bar) are very close together. The patrons behind me inadvertently bumped me multiple times due simply to the tight spacing.

The food was good, but other BBQ joints in Chicago do brisket better. The beer selection was well above average. I am not a whiskey drinker but it seems like a great destination for those that enjoy whiskey. I would return again for drinks but probably select a different destination for dinner.

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vipTSBloomingdaleIL
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

One has to remember that this restaurant is part of a larger entertainment complex, so the food is more expensive, the servers are pre-occupied, the restaurant is very loud, lot of families with young children, and the portions-to-price ratio isn't what one would have expected. It is what it is... A Disney-world of Bars. I will say the taste of the food was excellent. They need to remove an aisle of tables to allow more room between chair backs, as one is bumped with every person passing behind you. My fellow guests were not happy with the service, but I think our server was exhausted.

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vipKevinH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday very fun

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LisaS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little loud in there so hard to gave a conversation without raising your voice. Food was good, could have been hotter. Drinks are outrageously priced for what you get

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MarkC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were great, food was delicious, I had great day!

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vipBamjam
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everyone working here was very friendly and we saw our server within 5 minutes of sitting down. Since the music is played at a very loud volume, it’s a little difficult to talk but it’s good music 😉. Our food was initially disappointing for 3/4 of us - they ran out of pastrami, chicken for the salad was raw and we were missing a side and an add on to the burger. We had difficulty getting the attention of our server (a table kept asking a million questions) or the manager for some reason so our food got cold while we waited. However once she came over, she was apologetic and went to check on everything. She came back immediately, apologized again and said we would have fresh entrees made and delivered immediately a d the manager would come talk to us. The we food came out quickly and the manager helped deliver it with apologies. We were not charged for the side, two of the entrees and a beer. While none of the issues should have happened, they quickly resolved the issue once they were aware and more than made up for it. The food was very good / by far the best Mac n cheese I’ve ever had.

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MadsM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an incredible time at Bub City for my friends 28th birthday party. They were so kind and even moved us when I asked for a bigger table. Would totally recommend!! Drinks and food are amazing always and the live music is so fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portions of brisket on the nachos was slim! Good venue for music but a bit crowded. Server was great. Overall was solid

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CarloG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bub City is our most favorite place to go. The food is awesome and the live music is always top. Definitely take advantage of the whiskey flights.

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BrettP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While it was good that we made a reservation it was a little annoying that they asked us to sit at the bar while they got our table ready. Then within about 4 minutes, it was ready. Personally I would have rather waited for it to be ready

FAQs

Bub City - Rosemont does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bub City - Rosemont is rated 4.5 stars by 1267 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.