RUBS BBQ Américain - Montreal

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84 reviews
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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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KB
Montreal
46 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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+

d
Phoenix
110 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

The food was not good

NA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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LW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SI
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Bon resto
Bonne nourriture
Ambiance sur Ave des Pins horrible

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

CW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

MS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RL
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal on outdoor terrace. Thanks!

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was great! I’ll definitely be back again!

P
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

IL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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PM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great all-around experience. Friendly staff. Service was very good. Food was great. Would definitely return and I highly recommend for fans of casual dining.

KM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Food,drinks and staff were amazing. Even brought me out a birthday pecan pie. Had an awesome time. If you love BBQ this is the place to go. My friends and I loved it.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had the platter for 2 so we could try different things, everything was very good, nice smokey flavor. The brisket was very tender, could cut it with a fork.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Good wasn’t great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Boissons plutôt dispendieuses verres remplis de glace

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j
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food, good price, nice waiter, overall a good place for ribs !

SD
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was delicious, we had a great time.
Excellent service

e
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place!!! Ribs and fried chicken are the bomb!

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