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Red Smoke BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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573 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
+1 313-962-2100
11:00 - 01:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Server was great but food did not match. Loaded fries used frozen fries and liquid cheeses not fresh. Sausage was great but ribs and brisket lacked flavor and was really dry.

Thank Builttotravelalot
Adrian, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with a friend for a pre casino dinner. Located in Greek town right across from the casino. The first thing you notice is the fabulous aroma when you walk through the door. We were seated immediately but we were early and the place fills up quickly. Our waiter was friendly and on the ball. I ordered the pulled pork... More 

Thank Ronniek1962
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold food! Texas Beef was horrible! Service was not the worst but it is far from been good! I would avoid the place!

Thank Denis J
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here in the 2017 Saint Patrick's Day and I was expecting a very good Barbecue! The meat was cold and with bad taste, it was like frozen food brought in a supermarket! The service is amazing, but food it was really a bad experience! Not recommended at all!

Thank andre_ljp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people think that Slow's is the best barbeque place in Detroit, but I personally think this is the best. Quality has always been consistent and I prefer the atmosphere here. Also a better location than Slow's - walkable from most places downtown. I'm always in here with large groups of coworkers/friends, and service has been great every time. Very... More 

Thank Megan K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a drink around midnight. Bartender was irritated that we didn't know what we wanted right away and that I didn't notice the flimsy paper drink menu laying on the bar top. I ordered a hurricane and my boyfriend got the pineapple infused vodka. The vodka was great but my drink was just awful. For some reason it... More 

Thank Hollykarbowski
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just sitting in this place you'll here the help tell patrons that the food is better than Slows. Not to me it isn't. This place is located in Greektown. Probably for this reason, I paid more for a plate of pulled pork and got one less side than I would have had I gone to Slows. But all is not... More 

Thank bigtwoheartedriver
Flat Rock, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to Red Smoke which is in a great location, not far from the People Mover stop in Greektown. Our favorite dish is the Spicy Jamaican Chicken Wings. They are done to perfection, but perhaps a bit too hot for the average diner. The cornbread is also perfect. The Mac n Cheese was a little watery... More 

Thank mnmFlatRock_MI
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this to have diner at over all the other restaurants in the area..service was terrible and food was only so-so. I eventually had to go up to the bar myself to get the glass my husband requested for his beer and the server kept reaching over the end of the bar to pass us things instead of coming around... More 

1 Thank Kim H
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was the best part!!! It was cooked so well and it made my night! The service was very good and the wait was under 20 minutes and it was the night of the auto show and most places would have over an hour wait but not Red Smoke!!

1 Thank marisam1160

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-962-2100
Features classic barbeque fare in an attractive historic two-story building in Greektown. L & D daily; Full Bar; Carry-Out & Delivery; Party Room; Catering

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?