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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (238 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (230 reviews)
“waffle fries” (85 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

I've been here three times and it gets better every time. It's a must visit if you're in Detroit. Make sure to order the baked beans with pulled pork.

Thank john1495
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sit outside and enjoy the best BBQ in Detroit. Ribs are great but so are brisket plates. Good sides and huge variety of beers. Only problem is getting in--it's typically wall to wall waiting after mid-afternoon. Great food if you're very patient.

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I know Slows gets rave reviews, but I don't get it. The ribs had an overwhelming smoky taste, again, not to my taste. No place to park. Scary neighborhood. Not for me.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A top notch Bbq restraunt ! mac & cheese to die for ! Like anything else , you want the best ? go to the best !

Thank wghogz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere,staff and food were to die for! I love the Mac & cheese and sweet potato mash. I love how they give you 5 different types of BBQ sauce to choose from. The in-house lemonade is perfect along with the sweet and savory BBQ!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are plenty of signs in the area notifying you to watch your car, so this is not only my perspective. There are a couple of bars, a lot of abandoned property and a busy street around but Slow's is the gem. the food is...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything you read in the reviews about how good the food is at this restaurant is true. The food is great. From the cornbread, to the molting mac and cheese, and all the way through the main dishes...you won't be disappointed food wise. We ordered...More

Thank PhoenixRising7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Slows BBQ for a late lunch after shopping at the Eastern Market. It was DELICIOUS! We split the Lafayette and small house salad. It was more than enough for the two of us. The service was great too.

Thank momemtrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They meat are so good.... It melts in your mouth. Service is really good either. Now they have a Food Truck going all the foods festival around the state. But if you want to go to they location in Downtown Detroit, I advise you to...More

Thank Erica N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we made our way towards downtown for this place. Went late Sunday afternoon and got seated right away. Parked on side street, free. Great atmosphere from the front door to the ceiling and everything in between. Brisket was so tender, as long as you...More

Thank nature60mom
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Marlys F
11 November 2016|
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Response from Efrayim B | Reviewed this property |
We ate in but many people were ordering take out.
12 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.
23 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
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Average prices
USD 25
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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