Bub City - Rosemont

4.2
740 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Rosemont's destination for authentic barbecue, live country music, whiskey and craft beer.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Sun: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue - Wed: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thurs - Fri: 11:00: AM - 1:00 AM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Phone number
(847) 261-0399
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Doug Psaltis
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Catering
Bub City is known for its barbecue menu crafted by Chef / Partner Doug Psaltis. Highlights include the original Giddy Up Fries and house-smoked meats like 18-Hour Natural Beef Brisket and BBQ Pork Ribs. Other signatures include Bub’s General Joe’s Fried Chicken and All-American Double Barrel Burgers. Weekends are welcomed with our famous Southern-style brunch and DIY Bloody Mary bar. Weekday lunch service features the “Meat & Three” lunch special and family style options. Upscale Southern specials and comfort foods are also offered for more extravagant affairs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MB Financial Park
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Parking details
Parking is available in the covered parking garage located between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Ave.

When parking in the self-park areas of the garage, park closest to the Aloft / South end spots, which are closest to Bub City & Joe's Live. Head towards the exit to the park, and Bub City / Joe's Live will be to your left (south end of the park). Valet parking in the garage is also available.
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Public transit
MB Financial Park is located at 5501 Park Place Rosemont, IL 60018, a mile from the Rosemont CTA Blue Line stop and about half a mile from the Rosemont Metra station.
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Special events & promotions
We will be hosting everything from Live Band Karaoke to a family-style crab boil for hundreds to an amazing Black Tie Levi party, as well as weekly lineups of country music’s biggest names, up-and-comers, local talent. Please check our website for a calendar or events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
740 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
51%
Very Good
30%
Good
14%
Fair
2%
Poor
3%
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great music and excellent food!

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was very good but the waitress sucked. Only saw her to take our order and give us our check

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Bub City has a great vibe & inside restaurant. Food was delicious. If you are planning on meal sharing, do not order the 2/3 meat platters- It really is only enough food for 1. My spouse & I contemplated on ordering an appetizer, We decided not too because we ordered the 3 meat platter with sides. It was not filling enough, should have ordered that appetizer to begin with.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service started off slow, but finished strong. Great team effort!

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We ended up being a bit disappointed by Bub City. We have been LE members for more than 6 years and went out of our way to go to a LE restaurant for my son's 16th birthday. We noted in the reservation it was a birthday celebration, but over all the experience was disappointing. We had a reservation, arrived right on time, the restaurant was only half filled, but we got seated right next to a large, loud bachelorette party. It took 15 minutes for anyone to stop by our table and get up water and drink orders (actually, my husband had to ask another server walking by to get our server- because he tried to ask the hostess as she was seating the table next to us and she ignored him and walked away). Finally, why ask if there is a special occasion on the reservation form if you are going to just ignore it? The food was really good, but not listing wine on the drink menu and then also have wine in a can? Even in Texas, my friend, people will drink wine with brisket.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Brisket was very good and the restaurant was surprisingly not too crowded for Saturday at 6pm, but the food still took a bit. Also, the taquitos we ordered had cheese in them when we were told they didn't. The waitress took them back and we ordered a burger instead. The burger took a surprisingly long time to come out, so one party member didn't get their food until everyone else was done. Overall, the food was good and that's what's most important.

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EH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brisket with Mac and Cheese was amazing good comfort food. We will be back.

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food poor - Texas toast usually is actually toasted and often buttered. Way overpriced. Tiny portions- when your menu says pickles with your meal it can usually be expected to get more than three quarter sized slices with smallest half rack I have ever seen, and it took 10 min after food arrived to get the bbq souse with my bbq. Not returning

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

You didn’t award me points for this reservation. You should tell the consumer in advance - not after.

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S
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was cold when arrived. Had to send it back. They made it right and and gave free appetizer

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was ok and our waitress was attentive but once the side room opened it was super loud and over powered the band playing.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had so ooo much fun, the food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was great. Loved sitting on the patio

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as usually. Bloody Mary bar is the best and the food was great!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Waitress was rude. Music was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great music!

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CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shared a fathers day family dinner here. Service was wonderful.. food was great.. loved loved loved the nachos!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation for 1:00pm and arrived at 12:50. We were told they were running behind and it’d be about 15 minutes. At 1:10 I checked and was told they were cleaning our table and they’d text when ready. They texted me about 1:20 and we were seated. Our server took the drink order (4 Diet Coke & 1 beer)within 5 minutes which was great and delivered all but 1 drink within about 10 minutes and said she’d be back. We said we were ready to order so she took our food order. My son in law had to wave her back about 19 minutes later to get his missing beer. We didn’t see her again and watched the tables around us who’d been seated after us, get their food delivered. Finally around 2:20, we saw her and waved her over to ask about our food, she said she’d check on it. She came back a few minutes later and said they were plating it. Around 2:30 all but 1 meal was delivered with a “ sorry about that”. I spoke to the manager and said we’d been there over an hour and asked what happened. He apologized and admitted our server had forgotten to put our food order in. He said our meals would be comped and apologized and thanked us for our patience. Another 5-7 minutes passed and we had to request the missing meal again, it came a few minutes later. As we were getting ready to leave, the server dropped off our bill, they had deducted a random $53 off the $133 bill. That’s not comping, in my opinion. We waited for someone to come back to discuss but after another 15 minutes went by, we left the remaining $80 on the table and left as we had tickets to the 3:00 show at the theater in the complex. Very disappointing service experience and mediocre food. We won’t be back!

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and although we arrived early for Sunday’s Father day brunch we were seated right away. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. We are looking forward to going again with friends.

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday and brought my family to celebrate fathers day. Absolutely fantastic! My dad absolutely loved everything about the restaurant; food, vibe, decor, service, beverages, music, ambiance.... would suggest this to everyone! When you walk in you immediately feel like you're on a vacation to the country with all the hospitality included! Big portion sizes so you get so much for what you pay for and every bite is fantastic! More than just a restaurant, it's an experience!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! They had a mini golf course set up, a gift for dad and triangle crayons for the kiddos. Will definitely be back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good BBQ, fast friendly service. A nice place for groups, Birthdays or just a quick bite to eat. And don't forget their well stocked bar!

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PR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were there preconcert on a Thursday night. The service was the best part of the meal. Our server was excellent, supportive but not intrusive. I ordered the Caesar shrimp salad and it was beautifully presented. Unfortunately there was corn in the salad which was not listed on the menu and I have a corn allergy (it's very aggravating). Also the main/only seasoning for the pretty shrimp apparently was salt. Yikes! It was like licking a salt lick. The hubs had brisket and he reported it ok - he's had better but ok - he would eat it adding. The key lime pie was super tart but very refreshing. Just disappointed in that shrimp but again excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The loud base from the bar next door radiated the entire dinner. It was loud, it was obnoxious and the chicken sandwich was similar to a chicken nugget on a .10 cent bun. Seriously, up the bun game....it was like a Walmart Bun not even warm. The service was highly average and we waited for drinks for quite awhile. We left early because the walls were shaking from the constant base feeding in from next door. Won’t go back! Lost my business

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DS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was very, very tasty. Not cheap, but comparable in pricing to other similar venues.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Saturday evening - venue next door doing multiple sound checks makes it impossible to talk. Cool vibe at this place and plenty of screens to keep with scores. BBQ should be specialty but ribs are skimpy. Sweet tater fluff was delish!

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was extremely disappointed in my first visit to Bub City. I had two Jack and Diet's and an appetizer and my bill was $50. It was a sticker shock for what I had. Next time, we will likely try another venue in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived 5 minutes before reservation and were seated right away. Didn’t have to wait long for service. They were a bit busy with it being Friday night, but that’s to be expected. Overall, a really good experience.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there to celebrate our sons 21st birthday. Our waitress, Jenna, was fantastic. She made our evening very enjoyable. She took pictures of us when asked. Always smiling. Food was great. Will reccomend to others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Awesome atmosphere. My favorite restaurant in Rosemont. If you love country music and even better BBQ this place is for you.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. Great service and great food.

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k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch celebrating 2 birthdays. Great food, especially the brunch. Great atmosphere, I LOVE the Bloody Mary bar on the weekend. Music is always great on Sundays. Very lively. Service is always great and management is on top of everything!

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T
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Bloody Mary bar is amazing!

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CW
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent especially the brisket. Portions are adequate, not huge, but quality made it a great value. Missed the live music as we left just before it started but would have enjoyed it. Service was excellent. We'll be back.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time to Bub's on a date night with my husband, and we will definitely be back! Food was really good, service was great and they have a HUGE whiskey list to choose from. Live music at night and overall, the atmosphere was super fun! Cant wait to go back with friends!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a bit loud and it was hard to have a conversation but the food and place itself was really good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal and decent prices.

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O
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is over priced for what you get and the quality of it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday

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