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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
+1 313-962-9828
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a couple of nice beers and the beef spare ribs. Could have been a bit more meat but tasty anywhere.

Thank Alexander Z
Home Usa
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269 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice vibe to the place. Good but not great BBQ. The beer selection is excellent, meat selection is good, and BBQ sauce selection merely OK. Our server did a fantastic job with our large group.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

order the baby backs dinnen,order the beef brisket dinner and beef rib dinner man there no meat on here did the employees shave the meat off twenty dollars shot to hell i want my money back

Thank Djgspoon s
Chatham, Canada
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368 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited Slows prior to a Wings game. It was about a $6 lift from The Joe. We got to the place mid afternoon on a Saturday and it was packed. We spent a couple hours slowly (sorry) enjoying a selection of beers and a variety of BBQ. Everything was very good including the overall ambiance of the place. Would definitely... More 

Thank greaume
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This WAS my favourite BBQ place - any time I was anywhere near, I would make the detour or cross the border into Detroit for some Slows. I was there two weeks ago and what a disappointment. The staff are still very friendly and efficient - I have no complaint about that. But the BBQ was only okay - the... More 

Thank Michelle Y
Waimanalo, Hawaii
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner one night. I had heard great things but unfortunately it fell short of expectations. The BBQ was decent but nothing to write home about. The mac and cheese side was tasty. The green beans side was disgusting. The people I was with that had recommended the place said that it seemed like a completely different vibe... More 

Thank Michael M
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well ,well ,well!!! I start going to Slows from they open years a go ,it was my favorite BBQ spot , time past by , and they start getting bigger , I was thinking - good for them ,cool deal ,but as a chef I know in many occasions that's will be it for human touch and good food !!!... More 

Thank maxewa1
Oakville, Canada
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here during my lunch break. I arrived at 11:15am, so it wasn't busy yet. The parking was a pain, I had to pay $0.50 for parking on Michigan Ave (apparently parking behind and on the side is free though). I hate paying for parking! Last time, I was able to park next to Mercury and didn't have to... More 

Thank AKAshon
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took some Australian visitors there to show them some authentic Detroit. As usual did not disappoint we love our young bar tender, the atmosphere, the food. Have been many times and will continue to go despite all the other options springing up.

Thank r23ock
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here solely for the mac and cheese and it is oh so worth it! No other mac has compared to slows. Its a busy place so expect a wait but worth the amazing food. Fun and family friendly place. Good selection of drinks and MI Beers!

Thank jiggi86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-962-9828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?