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RUB BBQ and PUB

18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
3139640782
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Ranked #170 of 960 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I thought it was delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful when making some of our food choices. 6 different BBQ sauces to choose from is pretty cool. Try the potato skins appetizer. So good!

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Lansing, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First sign that we should've walked away was when they brought out a Guinness in a plastic, disposable cup. It was thin, watery and just plain bad. A place this close to Ford Field and Comerica Park should be able to do it right with as much business as they take in. The place was packed. The food was served... More

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Billings, Montana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very friendly place to have a brew and some really good BBQ! The staff was on the ball, and the crowd was nice...everyone seemed to have a good time watching the game and enjoying the food.

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The ribs were cold, dry and hard. The rub on top was cakey and just bad. The mac and cheese was runny. It was like the kind you buy frozen and warm up. The corn on the cob was not fresh and they drowned it in seasoning salt. Yuck!!! I don't like seasoning salt on anything. I don't like salt... More

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Taylor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I stop hear all the time when we go downtown for a Tigers game. This time we asked for a Guinness on draft. What they brought us was not Guinness. If you are a Guinness drinker you know the signs of what it should look like. Thicker stout, dark in color...what we received was thin, watery, and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great experience. Our food was absolutely delicious and came out quickly. It's a sports bar kind of place, maybe not ideal for a romantic evening, but definitely a good place to catch up with friends or grab a bite before a game. We'll be back!

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Mt. Pleasant, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The brisket was good, and the variety of sauces were fun, but the place was jammed and the music was blaring. We could barely hear the waitress. Also, beer comes in large glasses, and wine is served in a glass the size of a champagne flute.

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Hamilton, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am not normally a rib fan at restaurants but I have to say this place knows what they are doing, service was excellent food was fantastic and they have a ton of beers on tap to explore! In a normal restaurant if you would order a full rack to make sure you have enough

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Overrated. Food and service were poor at best. Crowded and noisy place. I'm not sure what all the hype is about because I have been here twice and have had lousy food and bad service both times.

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Trenton, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

You know you have a good experience when your 12 year old and 8 year old point out how nice your waitress is and how much they loved it. We eat out quite a bit, and good service is hard to come by, let alone GREAT service. We had Jennifer as our waitress and she was super knowledgeable, attentive, and... More

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