RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

(Now Closed)
208 W 23rd St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.), New York, NY 10011, United States
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  • HuffPost

    The most successful and creative ideas were the Szechwan Smoked Duck, a lacquered duck that was particularly good as a left-over the next day, and a bacon sandwich with fried green tomatoes. Read more

    HuffPost · June 30, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Deep Fried Oreos says it all!

    The Corcoran Group · April 23, 2010
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  • Justin A.

    Don't let your boyfriend forget his card at the previous restaurant the night before. You will somehow need to pay

    Justin Allen · November 22, 2010
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  • Rev C.

    If its a Monday night ask for the secret RUB burger. Menu highlights: frito pie, smoked turkey and burnt ends. Ask for Andrew, tell em Rev from BurgerConquest.com sent you

    Rev Ciancio · April 5, 2010
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  • J.Dontrese 'Smack' B.

    Burnt ends! Nuff said.

    J.Dontrese 'Smack' Brown · February 19, 2010
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

    Foodspotting · December 7, 2010
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  • Robert R.

    ...visit this actual wood-burning BBQ joint located in Chelsea, which is known for serving dry rubbed authentic Smokey BBQ. A classic BBQ Ham Sandwich and some Onion Strings tasted well... Read more

    Robert Rowe · July 8, 2010
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  • Rev C.

    Burgers are served on Monday nights only starting at 6 pm. Each week there is a different special. Tell 'em Burger Conquest sent you.

    Rev Ciancio · November 16, 2011
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  • Katie S.

    The basket of fries rocks!

    Katie Spear · November 13, 2010
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  • WillMcD

    people say get the burnt ends. I, however, get there too late and they are all out.

    WillMcD · February 9, 2010
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  • Adam K.

    I second the Monday night burger tip and will add that they do TWO Monday night burgers--the house burger AND an homage to a regional specialty burger that changes each Monday

    Adam Kuban · January 25, 2010
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  • C.B. C.

    have the chili cheese fries!

    C.B. Cebulski · October 13, 2009
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  • Jeremy Z.

    decent BBQ all around

    Jeremy Zilar · July 2, 2009
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  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Burnt Ends and Deep Fried Oreos! Do it!!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 19, 2011
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  • Burger Bedlam

    Get to Rub on a Monday between 6 & 9pm and grab the Rub Burger or their daily special burger. Always unique and tasty!

    Burger Bedlam · June 29, 2011
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  • J.Dontrese 'Smack' B.

    Best BBQ in the City.

    J.Dontrese 'Smack' Brown · February 19, 2010
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  • Jacqueline L.

    Skip the pulled pork & brisket--both dry & have no smoked flavor at all. The pastrami has good flavor but is tough and chewy--Katz's or Carnegie do way better. The Ribs & Burnt Ends r where its at!

    Jacqueline Lombard · September 6, 2012
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  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group

    This is the BBQ spot to be seen. Try everything on the menu, you will not be disappointed. Make sure to top your meal off with an order of Fried Oreos!

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  • Sandro P.

    Burnt ends or BBQ bacon chunks are a win here

    Sandro Pugliese · July 20, 2010
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  • Jeff S.

    Also the best duck in the city, with a blueberry glaze and smoked, it is the most succulent I ever had.

    Jeff Serravezza · May 1, 2010
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  • James I.

    Try the meat

    James Iha · April 22, 2010
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  • Nick S.

    Try the Burger

    Nick Solares · November 19, 2012
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  • Chris B.

    All you can eat BBQ on Sundays from 4-9!!

    Chris Bruce · June 25, 2012
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  • Cesar M.

    Get the bacon chunks!

    Cesar Munoz · April 1, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Deep Fried Oreos

    Foodspotting · January 12, 2011
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  • Kenny K.

    They have hush puppies. What else does one need?

    Kenny Kim · January 4, 2011
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  • Mike H.

    The chili cheese fries are a must, as well as the combo sandwich with brisket and rib meat. You'll be leaving with a stomach ache for sure.

    Mike H · December 9, 2010
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  • Carlo C.

    Try the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

    Carlo Costanzo · December 2, 2010
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  • Joe B.

    A must have with whatever you order is a Shiner Bock. It'll make you want to go to Texas and take the tour.

    Joe Bingham · June 13, 2010
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  • John W.

    Burnt tips... yummy!

    John Walker · January 29, 2010
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  • Terry G.

    The baked beans are some of the best I've ever had!

    Terry Goldman · September 26, 2009
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  • Marc G.

    Order the short tip ribs... perhaps the best in the city!

    Marc Galindo · August 26, 2009
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  • Michael D.

    RIP RUB BBQ. You will be missed.

    Michael DelGaudio · January 11, 2013
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  • Matt B.

    Ask what their "special burger" is if you find yourself here on a Monday night. (off-menu burger that changes weekly; some pretty inspired creations!)

    Matt Bress · September 10, 2012
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  • Terrence C.

    Can't ever come here and not order the pulled pork and onion strings

    Terrence Cummiskey · April 15, 2012
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  • Mimi F.

    Bad service. Don't order the bacon steak appetizer; it's just one thick sliced piece of bacon for $7.

    Mimi Flynn · February 4, 2012
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  • Ben L.

    Chili Cheese fries are incredible.

    Ben Lugavere · February 3, 2012
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  • Mixtape Comedy Show

    Best BBQ Turkey sandwich EVER...

    Mixtape Comedy Show · August 4, 2011
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  • Matt C.

    Short End of ribs, Burnt Ends, Beans, Vinegar Cole Slaw, and Fried Oreos are just a few highlights of R.U.B., my favorite barbecue joint in NYC.

    Matt Cherette · December 4, 2010
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  • Em C.

    Get The BBQ Chili.... the Best In Town!

    Em C · October 2, 2010
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  • Connie K.

    Order the pulled pork platter, substitute the bread for a bun. The meat is tender and delicious!

    Connie K · May 14, 2010
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  • Amelia D.

    The Fried Oreo's were divine. Really wanted to try the Fried Green Tomatoes, but they ran out.

    Amelia Denson · April 28, 2010
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  • boland

    I wish people were more specific when they leave a tip.

    boland · April 23, 2010
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  • Michael Ricci

    Have a Shiner Bock!

    Michael Ricci · March 6, 2010
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  • stephiedoo

    Get the sweet tea, just the right amount of sweetness.

    stephiedoo · January 4, 2010
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  • Jeff S.

    come on Monday nights 6-9 for the best burger in the city, and it is not on the menu!!!

    Jeff Serravezza · December 4, 2009
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  • Paul M.

    Google Maps reports this restaurant is permanently closed :(

    Paul Martin · February 13, 2013
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  • Elena A.

    RC cola! My Midwestern roots rejoice.

    Elena A · November 8, 2012
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  • Byron W.

    Get the burnt ends when they have them. You won't be disappointed.

    Byron Ward · September 16, 2012
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  • Dave S.

    Frito Pie. Midwesterners rejoice!

    Dave Stud · June 9, 2012
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