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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” (236 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (227 reviews)
“waffle fries” (84 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

We were touring Detroit with friends who grew up in Detroit. We ate lunch at Slows. I had chicken barbecue. The food was great. We ordered mac and cheese as an extra side. It was wonderful! Great Stop!

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After hearing so many good things about Slows being really good , we finally were able to taste for ourselves. Well I can honestly say Slows is #1 Without a doubt the best BBQ. The meat is sooo tender and the flavor is very nice....More

Thank BagsB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Long wait with good food and never great service. We support this restaurant because they took a chance. They are the draw that led to many other establishments in Corktown.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg amazing🤗 Best BBQ around! Try it for yourself! The place is cute as well, it's nice they have the outdoor patio seating. I've noticed they also have opened a to-go slows downtown as well.

Thank Bettinfor2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait was 45 minutes at 5:15 on a Saturday (the Tigers' game started at 6:10), but within a minute after arriving, two seats opened up at the bar, so there was no wait for us. They have a large selection of draft beers, cider...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went Saturday at 11am. Friendly service, great menu. Had the American dream, chicken hawk, Mac n cheese and waffle fries. Loved everything. Hope to be back soon to try more!!!

Thank Yvette S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited 6 years ago and the neighborhood has improved. The food is well worth the stop and the service was also excellent

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, very crowded, service as just ok. They were out of two dessert selections and or oreders were messed up, but give it a try. Parking is a bummer, though.

Thank nascarmaxnascar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Slows upon recommendation and gift certificate from our adult "children" - amazing! We happened to be there on a very busy day (which attests to the fact that plenty of people love it too!), but our wait was rewarded with a delicious meal....More

Thank FairReviewer55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the new location in Pontiac. It's a small venue and there was a 20 minute wait on a Friday night. Not unusual. We got a drink at the bar while we waited. The bartender, Robin, was fantastic! She was...More

Thank Holly B
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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