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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
+1 313-962-9828
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (248 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (235 reviews)
“waffle fries” (87 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been here before in a group but thought I should give it another try—still just average. Seems to be famous and not bad BBQ, but too crowded and noisy and ultimately just a pile of average meat. So many fantastic restaurants in Detroit, there are...More

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the advice of other reviewers and arrived early and were glad we did as it filled up very fast. BBQ was worth the wait. Brisket was tender and passed a pull test (slice should support its own weight and pull apart easily). All...More

Thank DrEavestrough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going there for the past 12 years whenever in Detroit. PHENOMENAL! I sit at the bar, order brisket, pulled pork with meatloaf on the side :) AMAZING rotating beer list and a long bourbon/whiskey menu. Can’t go wrong

Thank Frederic V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Saturday night in Detroit on recommendation of a friend. We were seated immediately which was nice as the place filled up rather quickly. I had the the soup special which was tomato Gouda with bacon as an appetizer. Amazing. Also had a...More

Thank ChiligirlBaltimore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If thats good BBQ then Detroiters don't know BBQ. The sauces are bad the biscutt to fatty and where is the smoke? Just bad!

Thank migojr88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a late lunch spot while working in Dearborn, and the hotel staff recommended Slows, and they were correct. The local beer, Collusion, a Russian Imperial stout from Detroit Beer company, was excellent paired with the ribs and brisket platter, which came...More

Thank HPrepOKC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beef Brisket was tender, moist, flavorful & delicious! The smoke could be smelled as they brought us our plates. Don't listen to nay sayers who says Slow's is "so last year", it's a great place with excellent food, good ambience, fair prices, friendly staff, and...More

Thank jdamianlapko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were suppose to have lunch at another Corktown restaurant but they were closed. Went to Slow's. Pulled Pork hoagie is huge. SOOOO much meat. Taste was almost perfection. So good, you can taste the smoke from the wood. Lunchtime crowd is too noisy to...More

Thank detroitdrugrep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're ever in the Detroit area, this place is definitely worth checking out. Smoked chicken is flavorful, love the different sauces and decent beer selection. The waffle fries with cheese? OMG delish! Only thing, I wish they had more of a selection of sides...More

Thank foodie159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, service and atmosphere. Often there is a very long wait but if you go early there will be a shorter wait

Thank HGRguitar
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Marlys F
10 November 2016|
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Response from Efrayim B | Reviewed this property |
We ate in but many people were ordering take out.
11 July 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.
22 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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