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Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
+1 734-340-2381
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (19 reviews)
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“mac cheese” (13 reviews)
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All hours
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really can count on good bbq from here, with a nice atmosphere and decent happy hour specials. Need to keep a better beer selection available, lots listed on board, but run out of standards too often.

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 7 pm on a Tuesday evening. The bar and dining room was busy. We were promptly seated and the service was fast and friendly. There is a large selection of microbrew beers. The BBQ was great. The brisket was piled up on...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to have a graduation present celebration meal that was far enough from the UofM rush yet close enough to get to in a reasonable about of time. The service was great. My favorite was the smoked wings (Cajun and naked) and those...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to get out of Ann Arbor for a night and try something new. This place is a hidden gem! Everything we tried was so tasty! We especially loved the dry rub chicken wings, brisket, brussel sprouts and mac and cheese. We ordered sides...More

Thank Hillary160
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you love barbecue food! The menu has all of your favorites plus some. I had the Pimento Sandwich with chicken on a pretzel bun. Most of the sandwiches come with a side of cole slaw. I have to...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this place. I was curious about this place for a while and finally decided to try it out for my birthday dinner. I was not disappointed, and neither were my guests. It was fantastic. We each ordered different items so we all got...More

Thank Liana T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great barbecue place. Love the burnt ends, collard greens and smoked wings! Great specials for happy hour too. Love the different craft beers available.

Thank livewires05
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The pulled pork and other BBQ meats are great as are the sides, salads and especially the brussel sprouts with bacon. Not a place for vegetarians but excellent for carnivores.

Thank betsyjbeckerman
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stopped in on a week day for a burger and beer. I tried the Rock burger - solid choice. Quiet on a week day for lunch. Good selection of local brews. Worth a lunch visit.

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite date night spot! Must order the burnt ends and brussel sprouts! My husband loves the beer choices also!

Thank jamie432
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-340-2381
  • E-mail
We are a Barbecue restaurant centered around smoked, quality meats and southern comfort food. Black Angus brisket Burnt Ends are a must try! Our full bar features 20 Craft Beers on draft and many more in bottles. Great Happy Hour daily 3pm - 6pm and 9pm - Close.