Bub City - Rosemont

4.3
776 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Fun
Rosemont's destination for authentic barbecue, live country music, whiskey and craft beer.
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
What 776 People Are Saying
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4.3
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TH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The biggest problem we had was it was VERY sunny in the restaurant and were seating right by the big window. Luckily it was only 2 of us and we were able to just change chairs so the glare was to our backs. People must have complained as well because a black curtain was shut which was directly across our table so it was a little unsettling to just see the black curtain and not much else. I get that it had to be done but it was awful for us. Plus servers had to go around it and it appeared to be a big inconvenience when they had food or drinks.

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

A little rocky at times but the manager Clay was wonderful about everything. Will be back regardless!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Music was a little loud- conversation was difficult

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KL
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed outdoor dining with my 2 adult sons. Food was excellent—loved the Brussels Sprouts! Fun and beautiful evening to sit outside but O’Hare planes were noisy at times. Overall, a great dining experience!

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

They have live music on Sundays for brunch. Talented singers which is nice to sit and listen to, not great for any conversation though. The food quality has increased since they have opened but still could use some improvements. We will continue to give them a chance every few months but our preference is generally other places in the area.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch was great!

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w
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service from our waitress was amazing. Can’t say enough good things about the service.

Food was good but felt it was priced a bit higher than it should. Potato salad was very bland and left a lot to be desired. Really appreciated the ice cream for my kiddo and the environment was pretty solid.

Would recommend to friends but have had better BBQ in the greater Chicago area.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic! Salmon is delicious! Sandy, our waitress was super friendly!

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c
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Much better waitress this time. Chicken leg and thought small for the price but the manager gave us another serving The chicken was mist and a good spicy. Tator tots always good. Peanut butter chocolate milkshake fabulous. Glad we tried agsin

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The live band karaoke was awesome! Definitely coming back.

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a
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

My friends and I came on a busy Saturday night. I made a reservation but we had to wait 15 minutes for our table to be cleaned, which was no problem. We were seated at a booth and I’m not sure if it was because we were by the retractable wall, but it was extremely warm during dinner. The food was good as always. My only real complaint was the service. Our server was not the greatest. She barely checked on us, and when we asked for something it would take a really long time to get. Towards the end of our meal three of us asked for pie and another asked for the check. Several minutes later we all received our checks but still no pie. Once we received our bills we saw that only one pie was charged. At this point it took so long to get the bill we didn’t ask for the additional pies. Once the bills were signed the server came to collect the receipts we asked for the pie. She seemed confused about why were asking and after we said we were still waiting she said she had put the order in. At this point half our group was gone as we were going to watch a show next door and it had already started. Finally received the slice of pie which we ended up sharing. The pie was amazing so it was worth the wait!

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, cool ambiance, great service... What more can one ask for?

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. They let us sit on the patio with friends and our dog (Spider-Man). We listened to music and had a blast!!!!

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The music was too loud outside and AN and the website wasn’t working so I didn’t do the scratch off points so I didn’t get three or four times points for my dinner

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It took an awfully long time for the food. I’m not too sure if it was because it was too busy it was for them (I’m not sure how regular days look like for them), it seemed like they had a few private parties so it could have been that or maybe the food just takes a while to be prepared. But it was quite average. Nachos were amazing though
UPDATE: The manager, Clay, reached out to me and the delay in our food was in fact due to the private parties that evening. He was really nice and apologized for my experience but he wanted to make it better and he did! Will go back again soon

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KN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner before a show at Joes Live, Service was great and food was even better!

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G
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We always go before we see a show at Joes which is nice. The staff has always been good. This time our portions seemed to be much smaller. I had a grilled chicken sandwich that wouldn’t have satisfied my 8 year old daughte. My wife felt the same about her pulled pork sandwich . Normally the portions have at least been sufficient in the past.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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P
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal, loved the gluten free options and beers for my daughter and her husband. Very energetic atmosphere.

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and the food was nothing short of delicious. The brisket was my favorite with the mac and cheese.

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BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why did I not get my points for this visit? We were seated in the bar. The managers on duty were named Clay and aren’t.

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TH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

1). The menu is very difficult to understand. Should be much easier to mix and match food choices.
2). We visited on Wednesday August 15. We thought we ordered the “all you can eat chicken special” and asked for dark meat. However, when asking for seconds, our waitress said we did not order the “all you can chicken special”.
3). The food portions are seem small. Wildfire’s portions are much larger.
4). We asked for leftover items to be boxed up. The box never arrived back at our table. We paid the bill, finished our drinks and left....forgetting about our leftovers.
5). Bub City does not appear to serve wine.

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GT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The portions were small. We ordered a half chicken and they gave us 2 thighs and no Breast. They knew about it but did not tell us until we mentioned. Seemed like they tried to sneak one by. They gave us a Breast and wing to go . The bbq nachos were delicious though. Will not go back.

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MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this bar! I suggest it to anyone looking for great food and a wonderful experience.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service seemed a bit confused but they were all very very sweet! We enjoyed the music and the food was great and very filling :)

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our order was messed up and took so long to remake my fiancé did not eat his ans we ended up taking it to go. They also told us they didn’t have something on tap after we got our drinks they ended up “just tapping” what we wanted. They also didn’t check in my open table reservation

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good, though my brisket was a little too fatty for me, and I had to pick out the fat to enjoy the sandwich. I know some people will eat the fat with the meat, but I can't do it.
I'm a snob when it comes to what type of glass my wine is served in. I like a stemmed wine glass versus the glass they serve it in, but's that's me and has no bearing on the food or other drinks served or if I'd come back, I definitely would. Just thought I'd give a heads up to anyone fussy out there where that is concerned. Fun place to get together with friends. The waitresses were great! Very attentive and friendly. I think everyone should give it a try.

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JR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and the restaurant was not even busy. Food was excellent!

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JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food tasted stale and did not have a lot of flavor. On top of this, it wasn't very hot when it came out. The drinks are great and the music even better. Enjoyable time, just hope it was a fluke with my meal. We will try it again.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location has always had great service and the food is delicious! Highly recommended between with a lil live acoustic music.

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E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fried Chicken a must! It was a little warm sitting outside but worth it.

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c
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible, terrible service. Restaurant had hardly any people inside , most were outside but the only tables out there were in the sun. Practically had to beg to get drinks, took forever and mine tasted terrible and was sent back. Server Jenna was MIA most of the time. My food came cold, the brisket and the Texas toast was cool and not even toasted. Waited at least 20 minutes more and filled up in tater tots, the only good thing I ate. Had to beg for the check. People next to me were trying to pay too and were frustrated

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SH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

overall the food was delicious we enjoyed a four meat platter, although the brisket had too much fat on it much more than meat but we enjoyed our day and will return in the future.

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FI
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cool place with an awesome Bloody Mary bar!

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AK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Slow service, LOUD, pretty okay food. My friend did not like her salad.

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

Great service, great music and excellent food!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very accommodating service

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
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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k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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