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RUB BBQ and PUB

18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
3139640782
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Ranked #180 of 958 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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Billings, Montana
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The menu items are named after Detroit natives and are delicious. The Rub Pub has a great location and the front of the restaurant opens up during the summer.

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If your looking for great BBQ this is the place. Walk ins welcome, great service and very prompt. Bit crazy on game days or special event days...but wait for it ...it's worth every bite.

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