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Bad Brads BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the type of place that no matter what you try, it's all going to be good. Love that they are a scratch kitchen and make everything in house! We've been to a couple different locations and it's always good. I highly recommend the pulled pork campfire nachos, Delicious! All of the meats are great! The pig candy is... More 

Thank Funtwin1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome cedar plank smoked salmon! We go here because it's the best BBQ around! Love their ribs, sweet potatoe mash is to die for, and you can't go wrong with corn bread.

Thank Gwendolyn B
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for my nephew's 14th birthday. The place was well staffed and had a nice BBQ vibe with an open grill at the far end. We only waiting about 15 minutes to be seated as they wouldn't seat us until 75% of our party was in the building (We had a table of 8). Food ordered was the... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends asked us to meet them there and luckily for us they got there very early-4:30 pm -so when we arrived at 5:00, we only had a few minutes to wait. We started out with the nachos and the pig candy. The former being delicious and unusual and the latter a bit too sweet for us. Pig candy is... More 

Thank ElizabethZ131
Redford, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best BBQ in Michigan!!! Brisket, smoked turkey and sausage were all spot on, not to mention the best side ever; chili cheese grits😃 Food was priced fairly, quality and service was amazing. Well worth the 45 minute drive and 45 minute wait. At the top of my list for must eat at places.

Thank bestk2
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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274 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been here in quite a while, so were anxious to see the renovations. Food was okay; very generous portions. I felt the ribs were a bit too dry and overdone for my taste. Chewy rather than falling off the bone tender. Cole slaw excellent.

Thank kathy203
North Branch, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent. Nachos for an appetizer were extremely impressive. Food wonderful like always. Only two complaints were that the margaritas were small and had way too much ice for the price even after ordering light ice on my second one. The brisket slices have to be ordered lean as well. If not they will sometimes give you the point of... More 

Thank Amanda-Jo S
Shelby Township, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think the management is the best here. They always forget my sides on my delivery even when I sit there and ask them to double check. They tell me they did and I get home and they forgot something. Also one time they undercooked my burger, I asked to have them remake it and they did and it... More 

Thank SarahMack3
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The three meat sampler had a very generous portion of each meat selected. The baked beans were very good. Mac and Cheese $1.50 up charge is a little steep but the flavor was good. Drawbacks - Be prepared to wait 45-60 minutes during weekend meal time. The main seating area is very loud.

Thank Charles C
Macomb, Michigan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ in Macomb! Great choices. Large portions! Brisket that is never dry like other places. The only complaint is sometimes the wait. Let's get a second floor Bad Brad!

Thank madcow6663

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?