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Slows Bar BQ

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)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

First and foremost, I'm biased. I was born and raised in Detroit, so I do tend to think food is better there. That said, Slows was ranked in the top 50 for BBQ joints in the country in 2016, and there is a very good...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best barbeque in Detroit. Love their pulled pork and variety of sauces. Good collection of local beer on tap as well. Really like the old building they are located in, lots of character.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my brisket and Mac. The service was fast. Parking not easy. Wait time long. I loved the drinks.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Slows was recommended highly by a friend. It was our first visit to Detroit and was told the this was the place to go for BBQ. Food was delicious! My husband and I split the Big Three Combo along with sides - sweet potato mashed...More

Thank karen5330
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Good service, vibe and menu options. We felt the portions on the coleslaw could have been more generous for a barbecue place. But overall, loved it.

Thank Dorothy R
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is a great spot recommended to me by a friend. It is kind of hipsterish funky inside and it is has a good atmosphere, and is quite busy. We made reservations. The service is hospitable and friendly, also very efficient. Themfood is excellent, the...More

Thank Feyenoorder
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Despite the great food, "Slows" gets my kudos for basing itself in a seeming backwater of Detroit. But good food wins out and "Slows" was a harbinger of things to come in Detroit. I was there just the other day and enjoyed an excellent lunch...More

Thank Erick R
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Limited number of options on menu but delicious meat. You have to order sides separate. Nice sauces and also alcohol-free beer available. Nice patio if weather allows!

Thank GeorgSa
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The offered BBQ has everything one would expect from brisket to pulled pork and sausages. The service was pleasant and the overall setting of the restaurant is very nice ...

Thank myself_on_the_move
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Love the BBQ, had brisket, wife had pulled pork, son the same. Great atmosphere. This place is a must for BBQ lovers.

Thank pfaster
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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
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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
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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