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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (52 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (28 reviews)
“meat platter” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6525 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316-4407
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs and pig candy is delicious. I tell everyone about their ribs. I have ordered ribs for carry out and you have to get the 321 sauce is delicious.

Thank sportymom67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bad Brads after a softball tournament. Our team was accommodated nicely with tables, but after that things fell apart. Food was good, it took awhile for servers to follow up with drinks. It was 3:00pm and not super busy, but they were out...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable family meal everyone had a great meal from the ribs to the smoked chicken. Service was great Meal was great, sauce selection very tasty Value was very good compared to similar meals around town. Have been back for carry out many times since like...More

Thank mitchellcraigm
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Great bar b q. Turkey, chicken, ribs, burgers, pulled pork and a whole lot more. Great service. Platter meals can be shared. They come with 2 sides. A selection to choose from, however, if you have a larger appetite it is suggested you add the...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I purchased the two meat combo platter. Chopped smoked beef and sausage. The sausage was great, just like you would get in Lockhart, TX. Beef had a good flavor but was greasier than I anticipated. Sides were generous portions. Baked beans were on the sweat...More

Thank jasonsS9710TD
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I went here on advice after fishing and ordered the one meat pulled pork with 2 sides. Got beans and mac and cheese. I have never seen mac&cheese with so much cheese. Good food and good size serving for one person.

Thank SpringvilleGlenn
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Family worked hard all day helping clean out my garage and basement! Got a ton of carry-out trying food for the first time. We ate the ribs, brisket, pulled pork & chicken! Everything was awesome! Ribs were meaty and seasoned just perfect. So was the...More

Thank SenoritaBond
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We ordered to go and everyone was extremely friendly! The person who took the order and the person in the restaurant giving my hubby and I our to go order. I had the turkey salad and it's truly one of the best I've ever had...More

Thank franh499
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This restaurant is average at best. I have given them several opportunities to change my mind. The last time I was happy with the Eddie Cheddar. The plate presentation was poor but the taste was there. The sides have always been lacking and require the...More

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Midnight Mullins sandwich was awesome!! Melt in your mouth brisket along with summer sausage and pickled onions what more can I say!!

Thank chefizzix
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
Bad Brads BBQ has one simple goal: Produce the best possible BBQ everyday. Our philosophy of "From our Smoker to your Plate" is a passion that begins everyday at 5:00am. Bad Brads way is "Slow and Low" Beef Brisket and Pork Shoulder steep in Fruit wood & Hickory Smoke for up to 14 hours. Our Everything from Scratch Kitchen is a labor of love that begins with a respect for great ingredients, attention to detail and a refusal to take short cuts. We truly believe you can taste the difference...
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