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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
(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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Menasha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered several different chicken sandwiches and the brisket. Everything was delicious. Next time I would skip the bun. It was nothing special, and the filling was what was so excellent. There was enough for two meals for me, even without eating the bun. The mac and cheese was some of the best we've ever had. It's a bit peppery... More 

Thank Samantha484
Birmingham, Michigan
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200 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Table of four- two had pulled pork, one had brisket and the other baby back ribs. Sides of slaw, green beans, corn bread, black eye beans, applesauce, mac and cheese-all delicious and welcomed addition to our heaping plates of meat. You WILL have leftovers! The noise is a bit much and afterwards I felt like I was also smoked but... More 

Thank msl50birm
Detroit, Michigan
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to place to take out of town guests for great food. The mac and cheese and beef brisket are always a winner.

Thank Kristine S
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't understand why everyone raves about it. The food was ok but nothing spectacular. I had the "famous" yardbird without the mushrooms. I was satisfied but it wasn't what I expected. The chicken tender appetizer lacked seasoning. The highlight of my meal was the rock & rye soda.

Thank Sharsutt
brighton, MI
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a fun place good food and crowded always, of course famous for the ribs but everything else is tasty too

Thank eileenbrighton_MI
Clinton Township, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might have to wait awhile, but it's worth it!! The food is so yummy. The Mac and cheese is so good! Ribs are amazing. Servers are very nice!

Thank krickert87
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with coworkers and loved the food. The selection is very good and tasteful. Four star because the price is higher than similar places I've been. Also the timing to receive food was longer than anticipated. However the place is clean with friendly staff. Its a very popular spot to eat so i usually prefer to order carryout here. A... More 

Thank Bodashia C
Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal food. A good wait no matter what time you come but nice service using texts to alert you. The food was incredible - I had beef ribs and my husband had brisket. Waffle fries, apple sauce, black eyed peas.

Thank Kwattman
Commerce Township, Michigan
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original wait for us was 45 minutes but first come first serve at the bar - that's the way to go. Got food served to us quickly and hot and Ryan the bartender made sure we were well taken care of.

Thank FitzFamilyTravels
Rockville, Maryland
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have ribs that fall of the bone or brisket that melts in your mouth this is the place to go. Somewhat loud inside but you can still carry the conversation

Thank Yury S

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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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 48216-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (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?