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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
+1 313-962-9828
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (256 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (238 reviews)
“waffle fries” (91 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best bbq in Detroit. I've been all over the country eating bbq and slows can hang with them all. Get the mac and cheese.

Thank lorencej47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Slows never disappoints. The food is wonderful. The service is great. Parking available in front and back.

Thank Lena P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

BBQ place with eight or nine different BBQ sauce flavors. Every meal tasted great. Would go back. Have everything from chicken to pulled pork and ribs.

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited with friends during our first trip to Detroit. Between us we tried most of the sides and beef, pork and chicken. Highlights were the Mac and cheese and the delicious cornbread. The apple barbecue chicken was also a hit!

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I heard this place was amazing. It wasn’t. The meat was ok, the sauces were painful. They were so sweet they were all not edible. That said, the ambiance is cool and the service was friendly.

Thank sightingsarah
Reviewed 4 days ago

With some effort last year we completed the tour of the Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas as per Texas Monthly magazine. Slow's wouldn't make a top 200 list. We got the three meat sampler and there was nothing noteworthy there and none of the...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was SO good. Not many BBQ places like this in Michigan. Loved it. The staff were awesome and the food came out very fast.

Thank travelgal0427
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a toss up when area between here and Merc. Beer section is amazing. The house made sangria is wonderful. 2 of us split the sampler with beef, pork, and chicken. Side were mac&cheese(efen amazing), cole slaw, beans, and green beans. What a great meal...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since moving to America, my husband and I fell in love with BBQ and are always looking for a great BBQ place when we travel. We've had amazing BBQ in New Mexico, Colorado and California but haven't had any luck closer to home. We found...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during Sunday lunch so we had to wait a bit but it was definitely worth it! We tried a little bit of everything to get a good feel for Slows. The garlic sausage was really garlicky. My daughter loved the corn bread. The...More

Thank Kylie D
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Marlys F
November 10, 2016|
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Response from Efrayim B | Reviewed this property |
We ate in but many people were ordering take out.
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Jill-Doug | Reviewed this property |
I'm allergic to MSG and don't believe they use it. Many of their products are organic and locally sourced.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from Elaine G | Reviewed this property |
Why of course they cater...Food is the best!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions
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: +1 313-962-9828
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