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Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't eat Pork, but for those who do, this is the place to eat your smoked BBQ ribs! I enjoy the beef briskets from Slows and they are amazing with their 6 sauces to choose from. Friendly atmosphere but you usually wait to be seated due to they being busy all the time.

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Thank Wissam C
DeWitt, Michigan
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took my dad to Slows for his birthday before a Tigers game. We have always heard so much about Slows and how we had to go there. My wife is from Downriver and we have just never had a chance to go or the line is always too long. We knew there would be a wait before the game... More 

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Seattle
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While in Detroit, I met with cousins and family at Slows to get a "taste" of the newer ventures springing up in this area. I believe Slows was the first on its block, and a couple of other places have now opened on the same block. Slows was a perfect lunch spot. At 1pm, it was bustling but not crushed.... More 

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Thank Cliff C
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Slows tonight with a group of 8. They were able to seat us pretty fast. I had pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni and cheese. Some of my group had surf and turf (catfish fried or blackened with beef brisket) they enjoyed it also. Good size servings and we'll worth the money. Highly recommended!

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Thank wilsomi73
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While I could speak of the praises Slows has received from countless sources, or a former president that made a campaign stop there, the bottom line is that Slows has some of the best BBQ in the business, and certainly in the metro Detroit area. I have not had a bad meal at Slows or their take-out location, Slows-To-Go a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the pulled pork w/ mac n cheese and green beans. Very good food and service. It's a bit too much food for one person, but it was delicious. I really enjoyed the ~6 different type of BBQ sauces they had at the bar for the BBQ.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great atmosphere, food and service. Plus the drinks and service are excellent. You can get an awesome sandwich for under $10 and brisket with two sides for $13. Highly recommend.

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Long Beach, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. I will definitely visit again when come back to Detroit. If you're in town make sure to stop and grab a bite.

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Charlotte, NC
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit whenever you're in Detroit. Portions are huge, and prices are reasonable. Excellent food, beer, and whiskey.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town visiting relatives and made a point to go to slows. when we lived in Michigan it was a favorite of ours. you cant beat the prices, food quality and atmosphere. I don't like a really spicy bbq, so there variety suits me. yes the lines were long, but it is to be expected.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 962-9828

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?