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Bad Brads BBQ

6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (48 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (26 reviews)
“meat platter” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on various ratings and other personal recommendations we had Bad Brad's BBQ on our short list to try. We finally went there with some friend's and high expectations; we were not disappointed! Whenever possible when we try a new restaurant I like to try...More

Thank DavidMcKendry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pig Candy is the best. Love their ribs and sides. Wish they had call ahead cuz the wait is too long to go on the weekend. Need to put burnt ends on the regular menu. Best in the area.

Thank cherilh2017
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Totally overrated!... really lousy bar...no good scotch no congnac...meat ordered well done and was way under cooked! (#ecoli)...service was awful.. took forever to get another beer at the table..this place was supposed to be GREAT....my clients complained about everthing...terrible terrible service..a great place to eat...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is consistently excellent. Their BBQ is among the best I've had. I am a brisket lover, and you can't go wrong with their brisket. My two favorite sides are the corn bread and the half potato salad/half beans side.

Thank Loa D
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Sit outside under the tree with a cold Alaskan Amber (they didn't carry it for awhile but it's back), and enjoy some of the best brisket and ribs in Southeast Michigan. Generous sides, but try the beans. Casual and delicious.

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the outdoor patio space as other Bad Brads I've tried do not have this amenity. It's nicely enclosed and has a great big brick fire place adding to the coziness. The food was very good; even my picky significant other...More

Thank zannadog
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

When I worked in the area last year I drove past the Shelby Township location everyday, appealing from the outside and who doesn't like a good bbq place. It was recommended by a co-worker and was jazzed to give it a try. I order two...More

Thank A C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The nachos were delicious. The pulled pork and brisket is also a good choice. The candy bacon is unique. A solid place worth trying. The meals come with rolled soft tortilla shell in aluminum foil (mine were hard and they could've given a side of...More

Thank gandolfo2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love the smell of the smoked meat, the food, the drinks and the atmosphere! Also the BBQ chicken nacho appetizer!

1  Thank StaceyT203
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and the ribs have been delicious every time. They never come out of the kitchen dry, and you really don't need to use any of the sauces. But if you do, they are very good also.

Thank BAC530
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9 July 2015|
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Response from motorcityWarrenMi | Reviewed this property |
I have never gotten catering done by bad brads bbq.Since my last visit which was not a good one I have not returned.But if you like their food it is a matter of preference.I would check union street woodshop bbq in... More
15 June 2015|
Response from Tmh519 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I am sure a quick call to them will answer your inquiry The ribs were a dry rub, brisket had no sauce, just smoked. The sauces from what I saw were on the side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township
  • Phone Number: +1 586-254-7010
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