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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Ranked #7 of 960 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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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Near the iconic Detroit old station, you can find this fantastic bar, home of the TRIPLE THREAT PORK sandwich. This is a $10 sandwich with grilled ham, pulled pork and smoked bacon. I top it up with the home made thick spicy sauce, and it was melting in my mouth. I have rarely tried a sandwich of this level. As... More

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Acquaintances had been raving about Slows so a friend and I decided to have a late lunch there last week. Getting in is a standard joke (as we later learned), new customers circle the building trying one locked door after the other, because the real entrance is essentially disguised: it doesn't like a door. Ambiance: bar scene; many hard surfaces... More

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Milan, Michigan
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Now that I've given my 6 word review, I'll expand just a little more. We came here for dinner on a Thursday before the Pearl Jam concert at the Joe. I'd never been to Slow's and was excited to try it out. We were going to follow this by a trip to Nemo's to catch a shuttle to the Joe.... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Tried chicken, bacon, ham, pork and all the sauces! Wow!!! Mac and cheese is creamy -cheesy -perfection. Maybe the best chili I have ever eaten. Because we were driving, we couldn't sample the wonderful beer selection but we will next time. This is a must-go-to if even near the area and you love smoky goodness.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The many seating attendants standing around and the manager do not accommodate customers. My friend and I requested seperate seating to cut down the 2 hour wait. I requested seating before she however she was seated before I and we had the same number of people then I was lied to and was told our names were switched around in... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best BBQ joints in Detroit area. Recommend going in group in order to order ala cart so can try a bit of everything as everyone seemed to have different favorites! Sauces are of the vinegar variety (if you like that). I highly recommend the wings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

There was a line at 6:30 on a Thursday night so I took a seat at the bar. I ordered the babyback rib half rack and two sides—fries and apple sauce. I joked to bartender—have to have porkchops and applesause—Brady Bunch. He laughed as though he had heard that joke a thousand times. The ribs were delicious and the apple... More

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chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We sat at the bar during a busy Sunday afternoon. Great service from the bartenders. Local craft brews featured on tap. We shared a meat laden platter of 1/2 a chicken with added on 1/4 pound of pulled pork. Two sides (mac and cheese, and waffle fries). That was too much food for the two of us, so make sure... More

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Lecanto, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Any restaurant in this neighborhood that serves decent food will do well. It doesn't have to be great and that's what we have been led to believe is what Show's is - great. The first time there is was good however the second time was nothing like that first visit. The service and food was much less enjoyable - in... More

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Napoleon, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were there on my birthday and loved everything about it. Great food lots of craft brews and good atmosphere

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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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