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Slows Bar BQ

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
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” (242 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (235 reviews)
“waffle fries” (85 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a quick lunch before leaving the city and driving home. We ate at the bar to avoid a short wait. There was a choice of about 50 beers. I liked the fact that Slows' beer list had a wide variety of types from...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I have had Slow's on our bucket list for some time. Tonight while visiting Detroit,we finally got to try this highly rated BBQ place. Wow! Were we ever disappointed. Surprisingly, we were seated quickly and a very nice waiter check on us...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat at & experience! It has a great concept! You walk in and u feel the fun feeling of a good time! The food is fantastic! Anything you order is outstanding! All the difference sauces u can...More

Thank peppericka
Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ is good here. I like the beef brisket. They have several decent sauces to add. My favorite is the spicy smoky mac n' cheese. This place is always crowded, so make sure to leave ample time. There are a couple of bars nearby...More

Thank Ron90R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there twice, the first time I ate there was at lunch time and was not impressed with the food or the service. The second time I went was for dinner and felt the same way. The food is not bad but I...More

Thank Reginald T
Reviewed 1 week ago

beef brisket and mac n cheese is very good. large bar area for eating and ordering drinks - definitely recommend

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Worth the wait if you have to but Monday early dinner is an easy walk-in. The baby back ribs fall off the bone! So good! The burnt ends are an appetizer that serves as a main dish with a side. I’ll...More

Thank RIRae2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came for the ribs but ended up falling in love with their Mac 'n cheese. I normally won't order Mac 'n cheese anywhere but waitress stronglyrecommended it - she was right! Creamy, cheesy and toasted on top, yum! Ribs were amazing as well.

Thank katydetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Slow´s two times during summer of 2017, once by myself to try it out and subsequently for a business dinner. I was not disappointed at any of these occasions. Succulent brisket, beef ribs and rib ends. Selection of Slow´s sauces is great, mixing...More

Thank Leo P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, and good time. Bbq pork was great especially withheld variety of sauces. Sides were tasty and Detroit is making a comeback, Corktown was nice to see again!

Thank mikecA5853OO
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Value
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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