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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Ranked #4 of 955 restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We have traveled all across the country for Barbeque. For a town not known for Barbeque, it is fantastic. The wait can be long and the service can be slow, but it is worth the wait. They also do catering. I have had them cater several work events and everyone loves it.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After 5 months living in SE michigan, I found out this amazing place. Best to go between 2 pm and 5 pm to avoid long lines. I personally don't like take outs, so, this is the best time for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Delicious food! I read some of these reviews complaining about the wait. When I went on a weekday, there was no wait but the food's so good a long wait's not surprising. The atmosphere is great and the staff is very friendly. I'd say this place is definitely worth the wait.

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Naperville, Illinois
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355 reviews 355 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best barbecue places outside of the South. Each time I have been there I'm consistently amazed at how good the food is. The meat is fresh, and the sides are huge and tasty. We had the brisket, pulled pork and sausages (all great) with sweet potato mashed, fries and mac n' cheese. Can't go wrong.... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food is good with a great craft beer selection, but most times I have tried to eat here the wait is over an hour long for a table.

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Monroe, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Have visited Slow's several times over the last few years. Always good food but always a wait unless you go late. Recommend as a good casual place to get great BBQ and they have an awesome tap beer selection

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Dublin, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Outstanding smoked BBQ, great ambiance. The sandwiches were quite large. We ended up splitting two to a person and everyone was quite satisfied. We went during the day just before a Tigers game and the place was hopping. The neighborhood is a bit dicey. They do have a sign indicating secured parking is available.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm not huge fan of BBQ but my husband is so I am constantly dragged to places with him. I usually end of getting a burger and that was what I ended up getting here and it was delicious!!! They had different sauces on the table to try and I loved the apple one so much that I ended up... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Other reviewers will tell you how hard it is to find and how shabby the neighborhood is, which I agree with, but it's worth the effort to eat there. I'm from Texas and they had the most moist and tender brisket that I've had in years. Then, their gumbo sent me through the roof. Wow - I want to go... More

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Lansing, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had heard great things about their food and was eager to give it a try. So it was a bit disappointing having trouble finding the front door. Even more disappointing to hear the staff brag about how common of an occurrence that is. Hence, we started off our dining experience slightly frustrated and embarrassed. Not a great start when... More

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