RUBS BBQ Américain - Montreal

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Barbecue
Authentic, American BBQ meals with a Quebec twist! That’s what Rubs American BBQ offers. Serving the most delicious BBQ meats, all smoked with sweet maple wood, giving it that spectacular maple taste you can only get in Quebec. On the menu, you will find pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, spare ribs St-Louis style, prime rib beef, smoked salmon & shrimps. It's also the only place in town that serves smoked burgers!



Almost everything on the menu includes our smoking process in its cooking method. The sweet smell of maple wood, greeting you at the door, is a testimony that all of our products are freshly smoked in house, every day.
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience1

Bachelor party too much noise i quit after 2 drinks... !!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! So much food! So delicious

TP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The plater for two was great. Good value. Staff where great

KS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious!
The service was very good.
We will go back for sure!

GJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Apart from not having hot sauce and the beer that we wanted to order (waitress gave us alternate choice of beer and couple of other sauce, For our first time it was amazing. Food was very tasty and large portions. Will be going back for sure must try if you like BBQ

DT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing :) would definitely recommend . Will be going back for sure !!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best thing after Texas. Brought the kids and wife and we all want to come back. Everything was good!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s always a great idea.

KB
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

To state the obvious, this place has a very American chain feel; TVs everywhere, pretty loud. Food was tasty but nothing outrageous, interesting menu choices, friendly service.

FC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We ate outside. Good atmosphere. Mixed drinks were good and reasonably priced. Fried chicken juicy and crispy, spicy fries just perfect but a little salty. Baby back ribs were decent but lacked sauce on them. Overall good experience. Staff was A+

s
Phoenix
119 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both of us enjoyed our meal. Ribs shrimp fries slaw, chicken nachos. Costco sells gift cards at a discount, so it was more affordable, great attentive server too.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

The food was not good

NA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Bonne bouffe, bon service! Attentionné! Nous allons y retourner!

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LW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

My brother ordered a half slab of ribs. The meat was dry on the outside, and was stuck to the bones instead of falling off them. I ordered a salad with brisquet. The meat was juicy but flavorless. We asked the waiter for BBQ sauce. It took him forever to get it.

V
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good resto. Nice service y very good food. I recomment it

SI
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Visited Montreal for a weekend and found Rubs online. Booked a table for two. Not being from Montreal, we are not French speaking. I thought we were getting the 14.99 full rib dinner, but we didn't notice the "Dimanche" word describing it as being available only on "Sunday." I will be smarter next time.

The rib special looked great and my favorite bbq meat is brisket. As I smoke my own brisket at home, I've got smoked brisket in my dna. Shared the full slab of ribs and the brisket dinner with my wife. Ribs were excellent. Brisket, very good: tender, smoked well,good bark and not overly spicy in the Texas tradition. The tenderness of the brisket may have explained the brisket being sliced length wise, rather than across the grain as it may not hold together if sliced across the grain.
Overall, the food impressed. The noise was a bit loud for our liking, but we would definitely come back.

m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rubs is amazing as usual. too much food made for an amazing lunch the next day. We love rubs!

M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Bon resto
Bonne nourriture
Ambiance sur Ave des Pins horrible

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here, the service was exceptional. It seems like a team atmosphere, as all the servers assisted one another. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and tasty food. Definitely recommend.

CF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place for some american BBQ and a few beers. So many options and all meat is fresh and it really shows when it comes to flavor. I would recommend and will be returning to try more of their menu options for sure.

JM
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great BBQ joint, and I mean that as a compliment. Plain and simple a comfortable place with really good food and a friendly staff and vibe.
Came on a night where the rack of baby backs plate was on special - extra bonus!
My son can be selective and he was just about sucking the bones dry. (and it was easy to get at the clean bones....cut off a rib, hold it on edge and the meat starts slipping right off)
Freddy our server knew the right times to stop by the table, and overall the staff of 3 working our section were knowledgeably, accommodating and attentive and it looked like they were enjoying themselves.

I don't come to Montreal that much, but it's guaranteed that I'll go back to Rubs when I'm next in town.

EO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were incredibly attentive and checked on us several times to see if we needed anything else.

SC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great choices for bbq food. The Texas platter for 2 is great value and let's you try a few different things. Enormous portions of food! Service is good. Would definitely go back.

RL
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good lunch spot, good value on lunch menu. Friendly service.

CW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for a Friday night and to my surprise, only 2 tables of clients. Worse yet, no more babyback ribs!
The food was delicious but the brisket was not as tasty as I expected. The St Louis ribs were good. In general, it is a nice place to go with some friends.

TN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food was incredible. The pulled pork and the Brisket dishes were phenomenal. Our waiter , Michael , was very helpful and courteous. my taste buds were-in-heaven.

A
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Assiettes beaucoup trop grosses. En étant un bon mangeur, j’ai laisser la moitié. Ils essayent probablement de copier les portions texanes, mais c’est vraiment exagéré.

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PD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

There were 19 of us and they took great care of us. Food was delicious and didn't take long to be served. Especially since there were so many of us. He even took care of my little grandson! Definitely when I am back in Montreal would go and visit. Love that smoked meat! Thanks RUBS BBQ Americain!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very nice barbecue joint. Food is really good and staff super friendly

MS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy ribs. 3rd visit. Love this place. Blooming onion a must try

RL
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal on outdoor terrace. Thanks!

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Première fois. Belle découverte. Bonne bouffe, pour les amateurs de viande fumée. Beaucoup de produits faits maison. Menu assez varié pour plaire à tous. Et pas trop cher pour le genre. Terrasse extérieure sur Prince-Arthur.
À essayer!

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SM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Solid barbecue. We were four people, one had the beef rib, one had pork ribs, one had smoked brisket and one had tacos. Every one was satisfied, the persons were good and the service was good.

OT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

This was one of the many times we ate at Rubs...we love this place and we always feel at home but this time, unfortunately we caught a new waitress that wasn’t at all at the image of Rubs perfection! She was very slow and wasn’t really listening to us as clients. We loved the food as always, Rubs never disappoints but this waitress ruined it a little for us that night :(

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was expensive and plates were small. I ordered the smoked chicken wings but they were dry with no flavour. My husband ordered the smoked beef ribs. Flavour was amazing but it was only 1 piece of rib, too small for the price!

KJ
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great! I’ll definitely be back again!

P
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great friendly service with good, smokehouse style food. Definitely have the fries and beans as sides, they are really good (the Mac & cheese was dry).

AA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honnêtement, je suis assez cheap et picky. Et ce restaurant était au-delà de mes attentes, c'était délicieux, pas cher et en quantité plus que suffisante!!!

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OT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food as always and that’s why we are regulars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

IL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

La nourriture est super....vraiment tendre et goûteuse,tout le menu est bon,belle ambiance et on y est bien recu...Les côtes levées sont sublimes et toutes leurs viandes d ailleurs....j y retourne régulièrement. ...a essayer!!!

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