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Bad Brads BBQ

6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (47 reviews)
“meat platter” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some of the best BBQ we have had in a long time. The beef briscuit, pulled pork and sides were excellent. There is a great selection of sauces available from mild, sweet and heat. Service was great and it had an eclectic atmosphere.

Thank Mepo_Chris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I split the 3-meat platter to go. Plenty of food for both of us. Got the sliced brisket, pulled pork and sausage with mac-n-cheese and cornbread sides. Didn't exactly get our veggies in this meal but everything was wonderful. The sausage was...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bad Brads has the best barbecue food around. Great for lunch and dinner. The BBQ selection is good with numerous side options. It can be a little crowded at peak times but it is worth it.

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came in here on our way home one evening. Service was quick and friendly. The Pig candy was AMAZING...messy, but delicious. I had the two meat platter and my husband had three. Burnt ends: no caramelization, very fatty and doused in some tangy sauce...More

Thank Trishcrna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally I stop by and pick up carry out but this time we were in the neighborhood so we stopped by for lunch. There weren't a lot of people there but we were serviced well and the food was very good. They have lunch specials...More

Thank 00vette48306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting MI to take in a ball game, Bad Brad's was recommended by a local friend. The rustic decor is charming but what gets you when you first enter is the mouthwatering smell! We sat on the patio and the wood burning fireplace continued...More

1  Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Everytime we go in, the smoked aromas are in the air and your mouth starts to water! There is not one type of meat they don't know how to smoke or BBQ. Show up hungry, because you get a lot for the money.

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For my taste the meat is over smoked and strong. I know many like it this way and that is fine. All the sides that are offered or excellent.

Thank awsjr2017
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

MY wife's favorite BBQ place usually scores a full 5 stars but tonight the ribs were over cooked and the ends were tough. But the pulled pork and pulled chicken with beans and sweet potato mash made up for the ribs. Use the 321 sauce...More

Thank g_man_03
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Not the best BBQ I've ever had, but for the Midwest suburbs, it is pretty good and beats the heck out of Slows BBQ downtown. Recommend the heart clogging but really delicious pig candy and the brisket. I normally split a 3 meat platter with...More

Thank Danielle C
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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