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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 454
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  • 98
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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
Awesome BBQ!

This was our first of many visits to come at Slows BBQ. Service was great. Food totally awesome. Atmosphere was fun. We enjoyed our lunch- sharing several food items. All was flavorful- and there wasn't anything we didn't like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Holt, Michigan
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our first of many visits to come at Slows BBQ. Service was great. Food totally awesome. Atmosphere was fun. We enjoyed our lunch- sharing several food items. All was flavorful- and there wasn't anything we didn't like.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

OMG! What can I say about this place? The food is awesome! We had the OH SO GOOD mac and cheese, the baby back ribs (where were not baby size) and the coleslaw and wings! The amount of food you get for the money is awesome! It's usually very busy, but it's worth the wait!

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved this place. We came at lunchtime and only had to wait five minutes for a table even though it was very busy. The food was delicious, with very generous portions- amazing ribs, chicken wings and sandwiches. The service was really friendly and quick. Highly recommended.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Detroit isn't the first place most people think of when it comes to killer BBQ. But that's what makes the Motor City great--a curve ball has been thrown to prove people wrong, shattering low expectations with places like THIS: Great service from wonderful waiters like Rob. 56 beers on tap and four...FOUR pages of bourbon selections with two more pages... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This busy west Detroit restaurant has excellent bar-b-q pork, chicken and beef. The restaurant is near the abandoned Michigan Train Station but is a gem. The food is copious. The six sauces are interesting to great. The place was hopping on a weeknight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I loved it!!!! The place is sooo awesome! And food is the delicioussss :) prices are average. If you can book you wont be waiting in line for a table

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Im a sucker for great service, so I was seated promptly, provided attentive service from a well trained waitress. The taste of the food was average to me however. I live in the south, our bbq is different, tastier and moist. My smoked turkey was dry and lacked flavor. They gave me the brisquet instead that was also dry. The... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Detroit is full of great establishments run by great people and Slows is one of them. A restaurant review is not really the place to highlight the good things that Slow's is doing for the Corktown neighborhood but I think it adds to the flavor. It's not just good food that they serve, it's a great experience overall. The barbecue... More 

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Ludwigsburg
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

...in a foreclosure environment. Great place to dine in Detroit with an excellent choice of e.g. smoked bbq-baby-ribs. Nice selection of sauces und friendly staff with good service orientation. Recommended!

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've tried barbecue from all over the country and this is definitely one of the best. If you are heading to a tigers, lions or wings game. This is a great stop for a pre game meal. The food is fantastic and the venue is warm and friendly. Just stop for the food. WOW!

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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