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18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
+1 313-964-0782
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've alwAys loved Rub Pub. This time, I tried something different...fried pickles! Taste just like a fried pickle. Lol. The wings were good (get the black pepper parmesan). I love their burgers and the ribs are on/off good. Not consistent. Look for them on Groupon!!

Thank Lisa D
United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good, a variety of BBQ sauces to go alongside. Very large portions. 52 craft beers on tap, most made in Michigan. Friendly, good service & comfortable pub atmosphere, Prices not cheap, but portions large enough to get 2 meals for the price of one- took extras home for dinner.

Thank Sally C
Grandville, Michigan
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317 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a cool atmosphere and lots of television screens with lots of different games on it and a fair selection of brews to choose from but I would not recommend going there for the food. We visited on an early Saturday evening and we're immediately seated. I asked if there is any drink specials I was informed that... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had tickets to a show at the Fox Theatre and needed some lunch before the show. So, we drive around Saw the sign, and decided to stroll in. These guys have ample beer selections, and great BBQ! We had the brisket, and a pulled pork sandwich. The place was dead since it was the holiday week,... More 

Thank Mrelusive1
Clarkston, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wait staff was great, food (entree selections) was disappointing...excellent beer selection. If we go again, will try a sandwich instead.

Thank JoanieB53
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I am writing this review, after my last visit to RUB, which was VERY disappointing. I have been here many times prior to Tiger's games, and was never very impressed. Stopped in before a concert last Saturday night, as there was over an hour wait, where we originally wanted to eat. I had the RUB PUB burger, which was supposed... More 

Thank Paul J
Windsor, Canada
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191 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Mashed Potatoes are amazing! We got the dinner with brisket, pulled pork and ribs it was fantastic! Everything had such a great smokey flavour and the meat was so tender. I loved every minute. We ordered some drinks to go with the meals and they were super string but heavenly! Our server was amazing and made sure our meal was... More 

Thank Picture_Perch
Madison Heights, Michigan
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

great deal on Groupon food is very good back twice very good service ribs are to die for near Greek town nice 20 min walk from casino

Thank worldtravelerrob
Galax, Virginia
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ate here after the Detroit-Cleveland rain out. My husband had a burger and I had fish and chips. The food was quite good. The locale was very convenient to things in the downtown area. We loved the atmosphere. The restaurant staff went above the call of duty in reuniting us with a camera we accidentally left behind. Those are... More 

Thank mountainmama084
Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went there after TEDxDetroit- place was great! Great staff, great food and drinks. Packed yet served well throughout night. We had the burnt ends and wings - both were good. Wide beer selection on tap as well. Definitely recommend

Thank Kristie Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 West Adams, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-0782
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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