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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” (230 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (225 reviews)
“waffle fries” (82 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

their brisket is cooked to perfection. Their sauces... wow. My favorite is the North Carolina and the Apple. And sometimes you can combine them for a great flavor overload. oh yeah. Their waffle fries are outta this world!

Thank BouTrip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some good local beers and great tasting BBQ. I had the pulled pork and others in my group loved the brisket.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They have like 6 sauces. All of them good and at every table. if youre a local you probably already know about this place. If youre a visitor then heres all you need to know. Its right on Michigan avenue. Its right outside downtown and...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place. We are never disappointed when we go there. Service is great and food is amazing. Lots to choose from off the menu. Reasonably prices. Clean and servers were great. We love goin for to Slows Bar BQ

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation and got there early, and was seated right away. Service was great. Very attentive staff and friendly. We were a table of 5 and had several different items from the menu. The brisket was awesome as was the Baby back ribs....More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok lets get this out if the way. Slow's has good barbecue-as it should, cause that is the main attraction here. Not the very extra special super deluxe etc etc etc I've had, BUT Detroit ain't barbecue central so yeah if you're in the mood...More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a colleague that used to live in Detroit but we couldn't book a table it was so popular. Desperate to go and try some good BBQ we rang and were told they take walk ins but we may have to wait. Our wait...More

Thank Rdnkh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food lives up to its reputation, which is delicious. You can get seated quickly if you go during off hours, like the middle of the afternoon. Look at the web site for parking suggestions. If you are a fan of Carolina mustard sauce, just...More

Thank travelbug50000_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at slows even though I work 2blks away for the last 3yrs. Wife wanted something different on our date night and we gave them a try The Food was good nice size bones and prices were great. Will come back will recommend. Atmosphere...More

Thank Terrance N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! The brisket is outstanding and the pulled chicken sandwich, Yardbird, is incredible. And if you like ribs, come here!! You can choose your own sauce, so if you like smokey, you can choose that, sweet? They've got that too. Never heard anybody...More

Thank hunter374
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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
  • 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, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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