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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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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
One of the best place in Detroit

Very god BBQ. Pulled pork is amazing, the brisket is very good. The ribs are little bit dry. The service was very fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fabrizio G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very god BBQ. Pulled pork is amazing, the brisket is very good. The ribs are little bit dry. The service was very fast.

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Thank Fabrizio G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These people are phenomenal! Ooooh how I wish they'd bring back that "coffee" barbecue sauce they created a few years ago! The sweet potato mash, the Lambic and the brisket is to die for! Just go eat and you'll know exactly why we Detroiters have a soft spot for this place.

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Thank Shae W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We heard the hype... We were skeptical... We just stopped by for lunch. In retrospect, that was a great idea, because I can only imagine how crowded it can get for dinner! This place is so, so good! I had the longhorn sandwich (beef brisket with an onion marmalade), while my 10 year old had the baby back ribs. Both... More 

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Thank 50statesmom
Troy, Michigan
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The pulled pork and Mac and Chesse are very very good. The problem is the wait is not always worth it. The wait can reach up to an hour or more. There is not many seats for this popular destination. Parking is not the best and may need to park a few blocks away.. If traveling solo can usual get... More 

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Thank datwoody69
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The baby back ribs were meaty and juicy, I enjoyed them immensely. The Mac and cheese good...could have been a little juicer, but did have a very good taste. And their slaw is quite unique, Be prepared to wait for a table, especially during special events going on downtown.

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Thank Elaine G
Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Slows BBQ is one of the best in the Unite States... it serves huge portions of very tasty KC style BBQ.

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Thank 1946bill2015
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many different choices of barbeque sauce right at your table. They also make a great macaroni and cheese!

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Thank Lovetotravel672
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food... go early... it's gets busy, loud and tight Lots of great choices on the menu... lots of draught beer choices too!

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Thank profk2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the mood for BBQ this is a great place to visit!! I've been here many times and have never left disappointed or hungry! Their BBQ sauces are great!

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Thank Stephen S
detroit
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Places looks nice, but look and people who don't live in Detroit opinions about what is good in Detroit can be deceiving!! Food is just down right bad! Flavorless macaroni and bbq is subpar at best. And for all talk the place doesn't live up to the hype! Pass!!

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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