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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 27
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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
Love the food

Great food, polite staff, excellent help with wine list, very busy but great atmosphere to linger. Will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Pamela B
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Detroit
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My friends and husband have really liked coming here once or twice a year since it opened, but as a vegetarian, I'm sure you know what I am going to say. While it's a nice effort for them to try and have a meatless entree option with the fake-chicken salad, it's the kind of thing you can eat a few... More 

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Detroit
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great food, polite staff, excellent help with wine list, very busy but great atmosphere to linger. Will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Some great food for a reasonable price! A must visit spot ......................................................

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Like many others, I stopped going to Slows when they got to a 2+ hour wait any night of the week a few years ago. Now they're accepting reservations via the web site. I noticed while it was busy it wasn't as chaotic as it was in my last visits. The food was still very good- ribs had a nice... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you love BBQ you need to go to Slow's. The menu has your variety of meets and sides typical for BBQ restaurants. There are five sauces available to try with the sweet being my favorite. I had the brisket with sides of mac'n cheese, green beans and corn bread. I was not disappointed. The brisket melted in my mouth... More 

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nw arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On our 4 day Detroit visit, we made a special effort to eat at Slows, all I can say it was a absolute waste of clean plates. The inside was recycled beams and a nice wood floor, which would have been better than their food. We had half rack of ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were nasty or worse,... More 

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Windsor, ON
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been to slows a few times, and are always happy with our service, happy with the food quality, and happy with the price!! Slows is excellent bbq food with lots of different choices. My personal fave is the triple threat. The only reason this isn't a 5 star review is the parking is shady, costs money, and is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service is friendly and efficient but not rushed. The BBQ is some of the best I've ever had. Great advice on the beer selection.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My friends and I love Slows. Have been there many times and always want to go back. I recommend the 3 way with double Mac n' cheese

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Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had the bbq pork on a bun - the absolute best sandwich ever. Whenever we're in the area this is where we go.

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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