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Slows Bar Bq

435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161
+1 616-454-1588
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The food is of high quality. You will enjoy the brisket and pulled pork. I have been there twice and just yesterday and love it. I brought my wife there yesterday and she loved it as well, she is very picky and I was pleasantly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markloveless
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

They have a great location! It is inside the downtown market so there are plenty of places to check out before or after the meal. The restaurant is very clean and trendy. The service was excellent and the food was good. We got the the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ej9718
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you're a tourist and not a seeker of truly good BBQ, Slow's will do. I've been here a number of times and keep hoping with each visit that something here will impress me. So far no luck. I ate here last week and ordered...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Joseph-070707
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I'm a big fan of Slow's in Detroit and hadn't been in a while so excited that there is one in Grand Rapids while we were there. The ambiance is decent in the newer farmers market spot. They have a decent selection of beer and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rmcunningham
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is a nice place for short stop to eat lunch with friends. Conveniently located inside the market and with plenty of parking spaces to leave your car. The food is very good and the service is also very good. I wish they could only...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Alex-Y-Paty-94
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Portions are decent. Meats are just okay. Hipster BBQ, Nothing exciting here. Save your money go elsewhere.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 833leer
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Always happy with the quality of food and choices of bbq sauce. The beans are my absolute favorite side. Love the unique setup!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sara K
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We totally enjoyed our lunch here last week. Kristeena was our server and she was outstanding. We sat at the bench area at one end, and were very comfortable. The individual tables fill up very quickly. We arrived around 2:00 p.m. My husband had the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank preppygirl56
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Our waitress, Morgan, was friendly and helpful. She was able to describe the products well and made recommendations. The atmosphere was pleasant, but the air temp was a tad cold. The food was good.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank cwolfe406
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

When I think barbecue, I think “fall-of-the-bone” ribs. I may have set my expectations too high because their ribs were not very tender. The overall flavor was not bad and they had some good sauces to choose from (the apple BBQ sauce was my favorite)....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank outma1tl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-454-1588
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