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Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

$$ - $$$, ,
207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
+1 734-340-2381
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (32 reviews)
“mac cheese” (13 reviews)
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
207 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-5440
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This evening did not go well at Red Rock. I left restaurant because of bad service. Honestly I feel bad for the server. I left the money on the table and walked out. I came back 20 minutes later and sat outside, called the restaurant...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Living in Ann Arbor, I've had to drive to Chelsea for great BBQ - but no longer. Red Rock serves excellent fare for reasonable cost. Ambience is hip, and its quality can be determined by the size of the crowds! Try their "Burnt Ends" appetizer.

Thank JeffCeo
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had the Woodchuck cider to start ... huge glass for only $4. Then, I followed with the 1966 Black Angus Brisket with collard greens and mac and cheese. the collard greens were excellent as was the mac and cheese. the brisket was good with...More

Thank dobremom
Reviewed 31 August 2017

While on a trip back to my hometown I had the pleasure of eating there twice. The place has a really cool vibe. The food is some of the best BBQ in the area in my opinion. The staff is very nice. I did learn...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This friendly pub and restaurant has a very interesting and varied menu, matching its incredible selection of drafts. I was in Ypsilanti less than 24 hours and ate there twice. The Garbage Fries are excellent, and anything barbecued or smoked is fabulous. Special homemade desserts...More

Thank Ron Z
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Pimento sandwich with brisket is absolutely fantastic. Ordered smoked cashews as an appetizer, best cashew I EVER ate! Ordered (2) to-go to take home. Service was incredibly friendly, dining room/bar area appropriate and food was amazing

Thank plmccall
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since they opened and it's always been a great meal! This time we tried a couple new things. The Pork Nachos were amazing! Generous toppings and awesome flavor. Especially if you drizzle some BBQ sauce on top! Also, the wedge salad...More

Thank Funtwin1
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Service was very good! We sat outside on front sidewalk area sun was shining early evening beautiful weather. I had the rock burger cooked to perfection with my side of coleslaw and grilled Brussel Sprouts! Food very good and priced reasonable! For a change of...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Was not sosure about this place as we approached the entrance. But, once inside my hopes for some good bbq and a pleasant dining experience increased favorably. Great, fun atmosphere with friendly helpful staff and a good menu. Between the two of us we got...More

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, parking is a little tight. Seated promptly; server was attentive. Nice menu with all the choices. Ordered the duo. I'm a BBQ snob so my expectations are high. This one is good for a restaurant. When I'm in the area, I will be...More

Thank Bluiii2cu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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