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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Ranked #4 of 958 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
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A Must Stop in Downtown Detroit!!! The ambience is casual and friendly. Lunch and After Work Crowds are a constant at Slow's B.B.Q.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

the service was okay I love the atmospheremy and my BBQ was cooked very nice I love you sauce overall the food was good I will come back again

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This food is incredible, the only down side is that eventually you are beyond full, and you have do stop eating.You will definitely be satisfied!! Don't go here on friday or saturday because you will wait a half hour to get a seat. though its worth the wait it can be annoying with no place to stand and wait. Sports... More

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went to Slows tonight for a little celebration. Liked everything about it, especially our waitress! She was so knowledgeable. She helped us choose beers, meat, side dishes and dessert! Everything was delicious, service perfectly paced, fun atmosphere…… Enjoyed the entire experience.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I get it, the place has a vibe because it was the catalyst that gave this forgotten part of Detroit a spark. What I don't get is why anyone would make a journey down to eat slightly better then average barbecue in a crowded and hurried atmosphere, that's if you can get in without a long wait in an area... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you love bbq this is your place... Excellent food and drink... Pulled pork plate and macaroni and cheese are a must try... Tasty beverages on tap to compliment you're bbq

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Detroit
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A highly successful marriage of a fairly good pub with a large variety of local and imported beers (and other drinks, of course) and a barbecue joint with a friendly and fairly quick service. The brisket is to die for. We also loved their okra, but they stopped serving it for whatever reason. Some of their other Southern recipes are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Slows used to have really good salmon & one of the owners would dj on the patio in a sailors hat ;) then it got very popular, the service got really SLOW, & the salmon switched to sockeye :-/ these days, they have expanded, service has improved, & instead of salmon i get the blackened tofu sandwich :)

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I don't know why people rave about this place. It's ok. And I've given it a chance by going 3 times but it's just ok by me. Nothing that screams at me to go back.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere at Slow's is excellent. From its industrial feel, to the rather impressive beer selection, to the fact that it is always packed, Slow's will generally leave you feeling like you had a good experience. The food is tasty, however, you will be hard pressed to find anything healthy on the menu.

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Additional Information about Slows Bar BQ

Address: 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
Phone Number: (313) 962-9828
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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