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Bad Brads BBQ

6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
+1 586-254-7010
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (46 reviews)
“meat platter” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned a day of cherry picking and saw the sign for this place off 53. Decided to give it a try and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the atmosphere was nice. Sat on the patio on a perfect afternoon.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Excellent ribs with a variety of sides to compliment them. They have many choices of BBQ sauces and beverages to satisfy one's tastes. Good service and a good place to have an enjoyable rib dinner.

Thank LombardiImages
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I liked the place as soon as I walked in, it just looks like a real barbecue restaurant with all the rough-edged charm. The sides and appetizers were excellent as was the sauce. The only thing keeping me from giving five stars is that the...More

Thank Nupester
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have been eating at this location for years without any problems until today. I ordered my usual, mac and cheese, chowder and a side salad. First the side salad comes out and as the waitress puts the plate down, I see something unappetizing, a...More

Thank sulley73
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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, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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