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Slows Bar B Q
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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2138 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48216
2138 Michigan AvenueUSMichiganDetroit48216
(313) 962-9828slowsbarbq.com
$$Barbecue Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Slow cooked meats paired with hearty sides & craft beers aplenty in a tiny, wood-beamed 1880s space.- Google
"I tried the brisket, pulled pork, sausage, with Mac and cheese and green beans."
"I had "Texas Style Beef Brisket" + Mac&Cheese + Cornbread."
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jay newcomb
a month ago
Food is delicious, and portion sizes are abundant. The long wait is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Been here a couple of times the food and service always very good. As for the added parking behind Mercury Bar for 3$ its cool that part of those proceeds go to help with Roosevelt Park. Good look.
Betsy S
a month ago
Slows BBQ has been on my bucket list for some time now and I finally went today with 4 other family members. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait for a party of 5 on a Wed at 7pm. We were seated in 20 minutes which was nice. I liked that we could give our phone number to receive a text when our table was ready. There isn't much space inside to wait so we enjoyed the nice breeze outside. The waitress was friendly but not really helpful with the menu or drink selection. Any question I asked was answered "it depends what you're in the mood for". Not helpful for a customer deciding between dishes. It took about 40 minutes to get our food, but the kicker is that it wasn't really that hot. I felt as if my sandwich was made 30 minutes before arriving to the table. I also had a side salad but could barely taste the dressing, and it was so busy I didn't get a chance to ask our waitress for an extra side of dressing. The Apple BBQ sauce, on the other hand, is a slice of heaven. All in all the atmosphere was amazing but the food just seemed okay - specifically the temperature. It was pretty loud so it was hard to have a good conversation going. I would be willing to try Slows again just because I love supporting Detroit businesses, and hope to have a better experience.
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Lisa Schletzbaum
in the last week
One of the best BBQ joints I have been to. Food was tasty, meat was smoky and melt in your mouth good. Worth the wait, fun to watch people find the front door while you wait. Server was attentive and friendly. Add this to the list to visit again.
Amy k
2 months ago
Was told by many friends, this was the best bbq and i needed to try it...meh. I wasn't very impressed at all. We went at 2:00 on may 26 and everything was mediocre. I decided to try as much as i could and nothing was that exciting, or flavorful. I ordered ribs and brisket, along with mac and cheese, coleslaw, cornbread and cheese fries. The only thing that was tasty was the fries and the cornbread, everything else was..meh. Hopefully it was just because it was the end of a long weekend, and this is not their usual. Will give it another try, next time I'm in the D.
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Patricia DeLuca
3 weeks ago
Came on a Sunday about 1:15pm. It was not very crowded so we were seated right away. Even though it wasn't crowded service was pretty slow. I got the sandwich that has bacon, ham, and pulled pork. It was alright but I wouldn't get it again. Boyfriend got the brisket, Mac n cheese and green beans. The brisket was alright but didn't have as much flavor as I would have liked. The Mac n cheese was weak and green beans were average-good flavor but cold. I'm really surprised by the raving reviews as I was not impressed. Oh well.
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Stanley Shelton, Jr.
2 weeks ago
WE STOPPED FOR A TAKE OUT OF RIBS. MY WIFE WENT IN TO ORDER. WAS TOLD THAT THEY WOULD BE FALLING OF THE BONE. WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED WHEN WE GOT HOME. THEY WERE THE TOUGHEST BABYBACK RIBS I'VE EVER HAD. EITHER THEY GAVE HER THE WRONG ORDER OR SLOWS HAS BEEN SEVERELY OVER RATED. NEVER AGAIN. SORRY.
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Andre Hooks
2 months ago
Food was awesome , but unfortunately my family was from Ohio on a trip to Canada,and we decided to park on street a cross from reateraunt where the closed down train station is. We parked and went into reateraunt and while we were eating ,about 1 and half hrs, our van was broken into (back window smashed out)and all of our luggage was srolen.) I would advise anyone visiting from out of town or visiting period to pay for the attendant parking that is a cross from reateraunt because we lost a day of our vacation and over 2000 dollars of cost of new window and money , personal belongings and trauma from experience.
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Iona Mapp
3 months ago
I placed an order on May 23,at 12:21 after receiving my order I left. When I got home I found out that my order was incomplete. My order consist of: Rib Tips, Blackeyed Peas, and Sweet Potato Mash. Got home no Sweet Potato mash which I paid for. I could not go back because I live to far. The Blackeyed Peas was the most nasty tasting blackeyed peas that I have ever tasted,I flushed the peas whatever was in them I could not eat. I am looking for a BBQ place that cooks BQ good. ; ;
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