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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” (260 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (239 reviews)
“waffle fries” (91 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Huge craft beer menu. All the usual Southern BBQ specialties smoked to a T. Order the 3 meat dinner and be prepared to take home enough for lunch!!

Thank No1StorminNorman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends for a pre tour Detroit bike ride meal. I haven’t been here for a few years and I have always had excellent food. Walk in wait was only 15 minutes. I ordered the full rack of baby back ribs for $30...More

Thank Nyormirror
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Tried the pulled chicken an pork. Both very tasty with several sauces on the table to try. Green beans a little spice for me but companion loved them. Sweet potatoes were good too. Wish everything wasn’t ala carte tho.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine recommended Slows BBQ and am I glad my group went! Slows has a wide variety of barbecue entrees, with 6 different sauce flavors to suit your tastes. If you like craft beer, you won't be disappointed here as there are lots...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a southerner, pride in barbecue is pretty high on the list. Since moving to Michigan a couple years ago, I have been missing a good pork barbecue with a mustard based sauce. Having enjoyed my first taste last week, I am making new memories...More

Thank akkodra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They food here is good but the prices are high. The wait time is long. The amount of wings we got for the price was ridiculous 🤡

Thank MzLibralv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed thoughts about this place. Parking is a bit difficult to figure out. We parked in a lot that no longer charges a fee but did in the past. It is not marked one way or another so that was a bit unsettling....More

Thank Joyce E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of a host of stops we make when in town. The food is always good and worth the wait. The sandwiches are big enough we could share... although we don't...the sides are better than average as well. We always visit the one...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect food over, and over,and over. The fries and cheese are to die for and everything meat associated on the menu is 10/10. Come give these guys some love!

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my go to place for BBQ when home. While there is often a wait for table seating I have always had good luck with grabbing seats quickly at the bar. The staff is always great and very helpful with deciding on a good...More

Thank Ashley 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
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 313-962-9828
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