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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, Breakfast, Delivery, 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
Best BBQ in Detroit

Great Brisket and a must when in or around Detroit Michigan for sure. They also carry the heavily sought after not your fathers root beer in bottles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Troy, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place has some great reviews and is pretty well known. For what, exactly, I will never know. I was greatly disappointed with the food and the service. If it was a better area I would give this place another try...

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Troy, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great Brisket and a must when in or around Detroit Michigan for sure. They also carry the heavily sought after not your fathers root beer in bottles.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Consistently excellent food here. The bar really makes an effort to ensure that there is always new and interesting beers available. Will be back!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best BarBQ in Detroit!!! The place is always packed because the food is so good and plentiful. It's a must try because you won't be dissappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent overall experience. I arrived on a Monday for lunch and was greeted and seated promptly. My waitress was very helpful and gave me some good suggestions. The food arrived promptly and It was one of the best bbq I've had. Highly recommended, will be back.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every time we go to Detroit, we have to go to Slow's. It is the best bar-b-que we have ever eaten. The prices are great and you will not be able to eat everything on your plate .. enough for 2 people.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was great!!! Ribs, mac n cheese, salad was amazing. Atmosphere in the building was great, clean, modern look. I will be back when im in town!

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Located in an older refurbished building down the street from the remains of Tiger Stadium Very near Corktown with a view of Michigan Central Station (Itself being renovated). This is a classic Bar BQ restaurant. Great ribs brisket and pulled pork. Wonderful flavor. Classic Bar BQ side dishes. Messy to eat. Excellent selection of draft beer. You can't go wrong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have to say, I I should have done this sooner. Not sure if it was March or April when I made my first trip to Slows. I was at the casino down town, not gambling... just killing time. I had heard about trip advisor so I downloaded it and looked for something to eat. I saw Slows and thought...ugh... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I used to rave about Slow's and always recommend it to any visitors to Detroit; however, after a recent visit in June 2015, I think the awesomeness has died down a bit. They still have very great and friendly staff, and they have a great beer selection.

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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, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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