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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216-1305
+1 313-962-9828
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Slow's has really good BBQ in the Detroit area. The Brisket is outstanding, reminds you of a trip through the South. Should also try the Chili with a slice of Zingerman's Cornbread, it is really good. Great bar also, guys really know how to mix a good drink. Gotta try when your in Detroit

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Thank Haddix
Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slows is a must stop place in Detroit. There food is always amazing and on point. The service is greateven when they are slammed, which is pretty consistently. Definitely recommend dining at Slows!

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Thank Rachel C
Maumee, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the ribs are very good. They are good with just the dry rub or the sweet sauce. They give you six different sauces to try on the side. The macaroni and cheese was excellent. The beer selection was outstanding as was the bourbon/whiskey selection. The negatives, Parking is at a premium. We went at 3:30 on a Saturday and... More 

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Thank johntO3966SI
Tustin, California
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255 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An annual affair around the Detroit Auto Show, Slows pulls it off well serving delicious BBQ and fixings while keeping a festive atmosphere. The staff is great even under the pressure of hundreds of inebriated auto journalists.

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Thank KARXPRT
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here a couple of times the barbecue is always great service is great it's not fancy it's just good whenever I'm in Detroit I will try to stop here.

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Thank john p
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome went early had reservations for dinner at 530 when we finushed there was a line clear down the street but well worth the trip amazing food help was busy but attentive

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Thank rosanneyoung
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the talk was slows was the best BBQ. I only had the briskett but it was more like roast beef. Not at all how briskett should be smoked on a smoker for a long time. I had Mac and cheese and it was average.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best BBQ so gooood and the staff is very courteous and fast and very helpful. I would recommend to everyone.

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Thank Deborah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderfully unique experience. The food is amazing....don't miss the Mac and cheese. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable.

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Thank Catherine S
Plymouth, Michigan
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed our lunch here. My husband and I had the pulled pork sandwich called "The Reason." It was very good, but you do have to add your own BBQ sauce as it is not already added. My son, the vegetarian, enjoyed his caesar salad. The beer choices are outstanding. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?