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Slows Bar BQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Baseball vaca

Came to Detroit to watch jays / tigers and came here on Friday for lunch. I had the brisket - many sauces to choose from. Here is my problem. Only 40 % of the plate was moist and flavorful. The majority was dry and desperately needed the sauce. Great bbq with bark and smoke ring shouldn't need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
bluejayBen
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Thornhill, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Came to Detroit to watch jays / tigers and came here on Friday for lunch. I had the brisket - many sauces to choose from. Here is my problem. Only 40 % of the plate was moist and flavorful. The majority was dry and desperately needed the sauce. Great bbq with bark and smoke ring shouldn't need sauce. Bartender was... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had a flight of sour beers. Tasted like pickled beer, but was worth a try. Food was ridiculous. Great vibe. Will go back!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

They offer a good selection of beer and drinks. The food is excellent. This is a great hang out place as well as an excellent lunch spot with clients. You can often find yourself waiting for awhile but if you have the patience it is worth the wait. A very nice selection of Barbecue choices.

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MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went here a few weeks ago for my birthday after hearing a lot of good things about the restaurant. I made a reservation and that was rather difficult. The first guy I talked to told me there wasn't a reservation available for the amount of guest that I wanted so I made it for less and the next day... More 

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Tilburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the place to be for great BBQ food. Far best since my stay in Texas (sorry D... they know their meat).. just kidding great place te be, good food and drinks.. you see me here again any day.

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Barrie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to me by a friend and it was fantastic. I had the best ribs ever and the Yardbird snadwich was out of this world. I would go out of my way to go back.

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Canton, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I work downtown and eat here often. Been coming to Slows for years, long before it became huge and expanded. This is the third or fourth time I've been and have had poor experience. I ordered my favorite pulled pork sandwich "the reason". It was filled with a ton of fat and very little meat. I noticed the portion sizes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been there almost once each two weeks, food is great and I like to order the beef brisket and of course for side I never skip the mc&cheese, it is one of the best that I have ever tried. Only problem with the place is that on weekends you can find yourself waiting 2 hours for a table...didn't have any... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Been here many times since they opened (when I work downtown). My wife has heard me rave about this place so I took her before the 6-15 Tigers game. She looked at me during the meal with a "really?" look and she was right. Where have you gone Slow's? The portions seemed smaller and not as well- prepared. "The Reason"... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Was in Lions stadium, it was bleak but then there was this. and it made my life. you must eat this food, or you are missing out on happiness.

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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 $25
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 962-9828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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