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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” (257 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (239 reviews)
“waffle fries” (90 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the first night of a long weekend visit to Detroit to see some baseball games, a local friend offered to show us this popular local barbecue spot. I had read about the Corktown neighborhood so was glad to see that and get my bearings...More

1  Thank Basiluzzo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome southern style bbq down in the heart of Corktown (Detroit). I've pretty much tried everything on the menu and it's all awesome so go nuts! I've been here at least 10 times

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was worth every penny spent. We had a variety of foods and every dish was tasteful. My favorite is the Mac and Cheese. The BBQ was tender and juicy and almost made me not want to share 😁. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere,...More

Thank Taya5436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed in their barbeque. Coming from Texas I have high expectations that they did not meet. It was good, just not over the top. I had heard a lot from the locals I know but it just wasn't there for me.

Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here fully expecting to cobble together a dinner of sides but this place had a vegan option called The Genius that completely blew me away! Their sauces are also fantastic especially the NC sauce so I HAD to purchase a jar to take...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best brisket in town ( have to have some fat and burnt end ) good choice of ribs and sides are excellent

Thank Alwaystravel999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Slows quite a few times before and it still makes me very happy. The difference type of food offerings is great, we shared “the big three meal for lunch” with some side orders a good amount of food. The BBQ sauces are...More

Thank Yolanda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't believe the hype. The best thing here is the brisket and maybe the mac and cheese. The sauces are very watery. I'll just go back to Uptown BBQ in Detroit

1  Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great place to have dinner, you can enjoy a lot of cocktails. first delicious, even meat and sauces, absolutely to try. staff prepared and very fast. Fantastic.

Thank DDebbyy_Bo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I apologize for not being able to post a picture, but I'll do my best to paint a picture for you with words! Now first off, I'm not a fan of parallel parking, as many people aren't, but to get here there's about a...More

Thank TeddyBearman2112
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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

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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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 48216-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-962-9828
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