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Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
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207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
+1 734-340-2381
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here on a wed night based on a recommendation and it was ok. Service - no problems here, Anna was very helpful and attentive. Quality / taste - ordered the smoked cashews and wings for appetizers and they were pretty good. Cashews were unique and good. I would try again. For main event I got the barbacoa sandwich. Presentation... More 

Thank jackbauerTX
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick bite. The service was really good and the food was also. Had a beef brisket sandwich that was really good and filling.

Thank Travel4funnMichigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My dry aged burger was fine, my waffle fries were fine, my beer was fine, and service was fine. Not much else to say, really. It's fine. The trivia night announcer was appropriately loud and obnoxious, so take that as you wish.

Thank TheCrazyCam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is one of the best places to have a great meal in Ypsilanti. Burnt ends are very tender and flavorful. The Brussels Sprouts are like no other. It is worth the trip to downtown Ypsi.

Thank Kathy A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My friends and I ate here the other night for the first time. We were very impressed with all the wonderful selections on the menu. I had the combination platter of beef and pork and was extremely pleased with the meat portion of the meal. I however, was not too impressed with the sides of garbage fries or pimento mac... More 

Thank Linda U
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try something new so we left Ann Arbor to try this place. Cool quaint atmosphere, feels like a cozy local bar with a contemporary feel. The food was awesome, especially the burnt brisket ends, garbage fries and Mac and cheese. The chicken wings with Cajun seasoning were actually the best we've had at any local restaurant. Great service... More 

Thank Hillary160
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch with friends on our way to Ann Arbor the day before a game. The atmosphere was authentic and the server/bartender/menu guide, Bobby, was more than attentive, a smokehouse ambassador . The food was terrific. Great selection of beer. The four of us shared a Mac & Cheese with pulled pork. Warming, cheesy goodness with the pulled... More 

Thank rcr2501
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I just ran out for a bite to eat at 9:30pm the food was good and the the drink was just right for a hot summers night.

Thank sheila p
Dallas, Texas
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Red Rock while staying with friends in Canton. The place was packed, which is always a good sign. Had the sandwich with pulled pork, pork belly and bacon. Need I say more?!?

Thank tahass
Odessa, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We started off with the burnt ends for an appetizer and wasn't disappointed, my wife had a chicken slider and I ordered a sandwich with pulled pork, brisket, and bacon we shared cowboy beans and mac & cheese ( which is fabulous). There's a full bar and great atmosphere.

Thank rtaylorops

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-340-2381
We are a Barbecue restaurant centered around smoked, quality meats and southern comfort food. Black Angus brisket Burnt Ends are a must try! Our full bar features 20 Craft Beers on draft and many more in bottles. Great Happy Hour daily 3pm - 6pm and 9pm - Close.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?