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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1603
+1 313-964-0782
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this highly hyped up "American BBQ" expecting the best Montreal has to offer. The hype doesn't even come close to their claim of high quality offerings in this market. Had the "Texas Briskett" was absolutely disgusting. No BBQ flavor and half the portion was pure fat and inedible. Ordered the beef ribs and was disgusted again by the... More 

Thank rross121
Oviedo, Florida
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342 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch while in town for a Tigers game and had a very good experience. Shelby took great care of me and I really enjoyed their Hat Trick BBQ sandwich.It was served with fries and there were many different barbecue sauces at the table to enjoy during your meal. My meal was served quickly and it... More 

Thank ssy24
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after an event at ford field and were regaled with stories of their award winning ribs, so decided to order ribs. Good prices ($15 for a half slab with sides). Decent service. Daughter ordered the Hat Trick sandwich and was over the moon excited about the "best sandwich ever". Ribs had a good smoke ring and a mild... More 

Thank Garyonwheels
Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I've alwAys loved Rub Pub. This time, I tried something different...fried pickles! Taste just like a fried pickle. Lol. The wings were good (get the black pepper parmesan). I love their burgers and the ribs are on/off good. Not consistent. Look for them on Groupon!!

Thank Lisa D
United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Food was very good, a variety of BBQ sauces to go alongside. Very large portions. 52 craft beers on tap, most made in Michigan. Friendly, good service & comfortable pub atmosphere, Prices not cheap, but portions large enough to get 2 meals for the price of one- took extras home for dinner.

Thank Sally C
Grandville, Michigan
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322 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a cool atmosphere and lots of television screens with lots of different games on it and a fair selection of brews to choose from but I would not recommend going there for the food. We visited on an early Saturday evening and we're immediately seated. I asked if there is any drink specials I was informed that... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had tickets to a show at the Fox Theatre and needed some lunch before the show. So, we drive around Saw the sign, and decided to stroll in. These guys have ample beer selections, and great BBQ! We had the brisket, and a pulled pork sandwich. The place was dead since it was the holiday week,... More 

Thank Mrelusive1
Clarkston, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wait staff was great, food (entree selections) was disappointing...excellent beer selection. If we go again, will try a sandwich instead.

Thank JoanieB53
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I am writing this review, after my last visit to RUB, which was VERY disappointing. I have been here many times prior to Tiger's games, and was never very impressed. Stopped in before a concert last Saturday night, as there was over an hour wait, where we originally wanted to eat. I had the RUB PUB burger, which was supposed... More 

Thank Paul J
Windsor, Canada
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201 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Mashed Potatoes are amazing! We got the dinner with brisket, pulled pork and ribs it was fantastic! Everything had such a great smokey flavour and the meat was so tender. I loved every minute. We ordered some drinks to go with the meals and they were super string but heavenly! Our server was amazing and made sure our meal was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-0782
When you combine the atmosphere of a local Detroit hangout, the excitement of watching the game on a 65” flat screen, and the taste of an old school smokehouse, you have found Rub. At Rub BBQ we are proud to show our Detroit heritage. From the original character of our down town location, to the Detroit history hanging from our walls, we are proud to be Detroiters. We use local Michigan suppliers to bring you the best BBQ around. We mix our own rubs and sauces from scratch using over 20 different varieties of herbs and spices. Our eco-friendly ideas let us bring you unforgettable taste while still contributing to a greener Detroit. So come on down and watch the game and enjoy one of our 30 beers on tap. Ask one of our friendly staff about reserving our Private V.I.P. Banquet Lounge. Have us plan your next event and we will provide you with your favorite food, spirits, and fun. Tailgating packages are available that include all your pre-game musts, so leave your grill at home, because at Rub BBQ we have all your smokehouse needs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?