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18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1603
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Oakland County, Michigan
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206 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ended up being a great stop before the Kenny Chesney concert. A large draft list to satisfy any beer drinker's taste buds and plenty of seating. Will be a definite go-to for any pre-party downtown.

Thank dmacnmi
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really hurts me to not give Detroit restaurants great reviews, but tonight's experience was just so-so. This restaurant isn't that old, so I was disappointed to see that the soap dispensers have already been ripped off the ladies room walls, and tiles are cracked. Wouldn't think the crowd would be that rough! The BBQ sauce sampler was tired -... More 

Thank MomofoneMI
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was tasteless,the service was avarage. there is nothing special about the place and better do not ask for a glass of red wine.

Thank Nergis A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Go there and try it. I could not believe how awesome it is. Burgers, perfect! Taste without sauce awesome. And when you think it could not get better try it with the sauces ! Kansas City / Detroit and Carolina are my personal favorites. I will go there more often to eat there, also when I have to drive about... More 

Thank Martin D
Wyoming, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing. Had great hopes of yummy BBQ food but, meh. Service was poor. Asked waitress question regarding menu item and she simply repeated the menu description. Seemed she didn't know the menu. Then the food came and the ribs were charred and burned and dry. When the bill came, they automatically charge gratuity for groups of 6...we were a... More 

Thank beckirb
Windsor, Canada
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Rub BBQ & Pub before a Tigers game. It was very busy, but the service was very good, as was the food. Would recommend the "Ren Cen burger" ....one of the best I have had in awhile. Good selection of draft beers, including some local Detroit offerings. Will try again!

Thank drummerhill
Detroit, MI
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

A group of 9 of us went in on a Monday night, with a reservation. The restaurant had less than 5 other tables yet it took forever for our beverages and food. The first dish was served their entree and was pretty much finished with their meal by the time the last persons meal was served. The fried pickles and... More 

Thank Michelle D
Westland, Michigan
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Tonight was our 2nd visit to Rub. It was raining like crazy out and the restaurant wasn't very busy, inside. It took several minutes for someone to realize we were waiting to be seated. There were 2 other parties already seated before use, 1 party of 7 adults and another party of 6 adults and 4 kids. It took about... More 

Thank carriem10
White Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We attended Tigers game where we dominated and are in a positive mood.. Entered this establishment with horrible welcoming. Waitstaff attitude was condescending and only received half-filled drinks... and 2meals ordered, and only one received.. Not a complainer type because I am paranoid of having my food sabotaged but think game-goers should be aware .... PS and our pre-paid Groupons... More 

Thank shlbl76
Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I attended the Whitesnake concert at the Fox Theater Friday, June 17th. We had a Groupon for this location and thought it would be the perfect spot for pre-show eats. Boy were we ever right! We got there around 5:30pm and there was ample seating available. We decided to sit at the bar as I always enjoy... More 

Thank Michelle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 3139640782
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?