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Paint Creek Tavern

Bar, Pub, American
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613 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1429
(248) 656-2322
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Rochester, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The Paint Creek Tavern used to be a dive and they've come up a little from that however they are out of so many choices and their selection is very limited. The service is very poor and we still go back because of the outside dining and the view of the Paint Creek.

Thank 203SandyL
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a Tavern on Paint Creek, a small lovely creek that runs through town. On a sunny day, you can sit outside by the water and next to the Paint Creek trail that is great for a bike rise or walk - you can go for miles and then stop by here for a refreshing beer and lunch or... More 

Thank MMSaad
Grand Rapids
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

There were 10 of us attending your restaurant to celebrated the engagement of my nephew. Basically we were the only people in the restaurant. The service was slow. We ordered appetizers, which we never got because the service was slow, and the pizza my niece ordered was wrong because you were out of an ingredient. We understand that things happen... More 

Thank Bob R
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was booming once and it is sad to see it sinking deeper and deeper due to poor management. We often go to this hole in the wall bar because we hope "maybe this time will be different" - it has so much potential. They have many taps of great beer, and at one point the food was good... More 

2 Thank LRadventure
Incline Village, Nevada
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Outside seating by the creek... PCT has been in town forever... a locals watering hole.. have a coney at lipomas then walk over for a beer :)

1 Thank d k
Washington, Michigan
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Paint Creek Tavern (Paint Creek Yacht Club for locals that have come here for years) or PCYC has lost it's way. This visit the food was average, but the staff is totally dispirited. While eating our wait staff approached the table and said 'the computer is down, can you pay in cash?'. Turns out that they were on the phone... More 

3 Thank Rik D
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great place to grab a beer. They have a large selection of draft beer and many more in bottles. The prices aren't outrageous either. Its a pretty mellow place that seems to pick up a little later in the evening.

Thank Mike W
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This used to be a great neighborhood bar & grille, especially in the summertime when you could enjoy dinner and sunshine on the patio. Not any more. A few years back, they had very friendly staff and great service. Not any more. The quality of staff & service had gone downhill last summer (new management?), but I was hoping this... More 

1 Thank IslandMB
roseville, MI
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247 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stopped in with friends after a bike ride. There is good Michigan and microbrew beer selection on tap, good specials, and a very good bar burger. Service was friendly. This kind of little cozy place compliments and contrasts with the other places downtown. For the reviewers expecting something other than a quaint little bar, maybe you would feel more... More 

Thank mk48066
Waterford, Michigan
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I have been driving by for years and decided to take a date there. We had a great time. The staff is friendly and the prices were great. I haven't tried the food yet but I heard it was good. Very casual but fun.

Thank Jim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1429
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (248) 656-2322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?