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Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse

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  • West Ridge
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBrisket sandwich at Rub BBQ Company

Time Out says

This West Rogers Park spot proves to be a solid smokehouse for Far North Siders to call their own. Inside the small and simple space, you’ll find an earnest pit master dishing out brisket that might not sport much smoke, but is tender enough to make any Jewish mother proud. Pulled pork is equally tender, boasting bright apple flavor, while musky herbs take pulled chicken deep into comforting Thanksgiving territory. Beans lean sweet and coleslaw is merely fine, but the platter-sized chocolate-chip cookie baked to order helps make up for previous shortcomings.


6954 N Western Ave
Bus: 49, 96.
Opening hours:
Lunch, dinner (closed Mon)
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