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RUB BBQ and PUB

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18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
3139640782
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: When you combine the atmosphere of a local Detroit hangout, the excitement...
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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    Very good
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good St. Louis Ribs

We stopped here after a concert & were happy to find out the kitchen was still open. Our waitress did a good job, the St. Louis ribs were wonderful. The chicken wings were good but looked to be from a cornish hen rather than a regular one as the wings were very small (I'd rather have small wings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a concert & were happy to find out the kitchen was still open. Our waitress did a good job, the St. Louis ribs were wonderful. The chicken wings were good but looked to be from a cornish hen rather than a regular one as the wings were very small (I'd rather have small wings that taste... More 

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DOVER
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Are here before a tigers game, sat out on the outdoor patio which was great!! There were five outdoor tables and our waitress couldn't have been any worse!! We had a great time, food was good, and we didn't complain about the waitress, two tables got up and left because she was so bad, then she came over to our... More 

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Detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We always eat at Pub Rub when we come to Detroit. It's one of our favorites. Food is always great! Staff is always cheerful and attentive! But this last visit the food was different. The fried pickles are now giant spears with wayyy too much breading not the good crispy pickle slices. Our sandwiches were ok, but not the same... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food is good,music so loud couldn't talk to each other.wait staff very slow,they where not busy yet .so not sure what was going on.wait staff very nice .probley won't won't go back.there are other bbq near Detroit..

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peterborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to Detroit to catch a couple of Blue Jays games. We decided to take a walk around near the ball park and wandered into this place. The service was amazing, very friendly and attentive. We all ordered the same thing with different sides, the combo 1/2 chicken and ribs.... wow fantastic and huge and cheap. They have 6... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is a nice little gem located on Adams a few steps west of Woodward Ave. It's a perfect sports bar with great waitstaff, fantastic food and excellent drinks. They have the absolutely best onion rings with dipping sauce I have ever had!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good beer selection. Bar B Q good, with small portions. Quick service. Pretty noisy but this is what you would expect for a pub. Wanted to try this place but doubt I'll return

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Trenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very cool atmosphere, located in a busy area of Detroit. Many beers on tap to choose from. Great burgers and sandwiches named after some of Detroits greatest - The Ted Nugent, The Kid Rock, The Bob Seger... just to name a few.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I went here for a quick dinner before seeing Jerry Seinfeld at the Fox Theatre. Because the Tiger game was away, we were able to get a table right away though there were a decent amount of people in the restaurant. I ordered the Bob Seger sandwich, pulled pork on Texas Toast. MMM MMM GOOD! Well-seasoned fries... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Met some friends at Rub for dinner before a Tigers game. The staff was friendly and explained their sauces and sandwiches since we had never been to Rub before. The food was very good and was right in line with other BBQ places in the Detroit Area. Prices were reasonable and we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 3139640782

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?