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Paint Creek Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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613 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1429
+1 248-656-2322
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Oakland, Michigan
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The tavern used to be a busy place with great beer, good food and good service. Since the new owner purchased it, it has gone in the same direction of every restaurant that he has bought or taken over from a tenant. The employees take after the boss by being rude and unhelpful. Seems that the food quality has been... More 

1 Thank Brian D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Not even the beer tasted right. Service was slow, food was terrible. Burgers did not taste like beef and had a very weird consistency. Will never go back. It's a shame, because it is overlooking the river and could be a great place. Don't waste your money.

1 Thank goblugogreen
Rochester, MI
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158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Paint Creek Tavern is your typical bar with typical bar food but the advantage is the Paint Creek Trail runs along side of it and it's a nice place to stop and have a beer on your adventures. You can also hear the creek running fast so it adds to the experience

Thank Kurtiemon
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is not fine dining, so don't get too worked up over side dishes.It is what it is. Simple. Friendly Indoor atmosphere with beer, sports tv, and darts. The outside patio is more family oriented with tables along the paint creek with great views. The paint creek trail runs next to it. Good spot to stop for a pop, beer,... More 

Thank msdinesalot2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here with mu family for arts and apples. Always wanted to eat here. Only one server on a busy beautiful day. She must been mad bc she was the only server. Food was diappointing and had hair in my hamburger.

1 Thank Jaime G
New Albany, Ohio
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204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Love that this place has changed so little over the years. A gathering spot for all with no prevention and good basic food. Doesn't try to impress and doesn't need to; if you don't like it, don't come. But there's nothing not to like! Burgers are great. Good beer choices at reasonable rates. Patio looks over Paint Creek. Awesome.

Thank ST23
Macomb, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Food selection minimal, no side salads, no side veggies, s l o w getting food. We two couples came for lunch on a Friday. Disappointed in every respect. When we left there were maybe 5 people eating in there. Just north of them a Coney Island had people lined up out the door to waiting to be seated!

Thank 1945Susan
Rochester, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 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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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1429
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-656-2322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?