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About Slows Bar Bq Pontiac
Slows Bar Bq opened its first Oakland County location in Pontiac alongside the Flagstar Strand Theatre in April 2017.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Slows Bar Bq Pontiac Ratings and Reviews
We were from out of town visiting a son. He suggested Slows for an evening together for
great barbecue. We took our whole family and found the waiter and host very helpful, warm, and welcoming. The food was excellent and well worth the drive. We would highly recommend your restaurant, and will look forward to our next visit.
Slow's Bar BQ let the revival of barbecue cuisine in the metro Detroit area. Their original Corktown location always has an hour wait to be seated. I was excited to hear they were opening a location in Pontiac which accepts reservations. I have visited their Pontiac location twice in the past two months and enjoy great BBQ both times. The service is top notch and their food is consistently good. I highly recommend the Yardbird chicken sandwich!
Long time fans of original location we were in Pontiac for a show so went here for a bite to eat. Smaller menu than Detroit and my first two beer picks were not available. Brisket was drier than expected but still very tasty. If I didn't know how exceptional the original Corktown location is this would have had 5 stars across the board.
It's not Corktown but it's still great. Also awesome to see downtown Pontiac bouncing back. Ten years ago it was a ghost town.
My son requested BBQ for his family dinner before heading off for boot camp. It definitely hit the spot and our waiter was very attentive.
My husband and I shared the American Sandwich and the Jambalaya and both were fantastic. My older son ordered the brisket and my younger order the pulled pork sandwich.
I would definitely recommend the toasted bread over the kaiser roll.
The food and beer were very good as is expected from Slows BBQ. But I was a little disappointed that the feel of the restaurant wasn't as unique of an experience as the one downtown Detroit. If it's for a special occasion or a date, go downtown. Maybe I just sound picky, because I know they can't all be the same. But my old soul prefers the feel of the original.
Food was great but I believe it will take a while for this business to get totally on its feet. The food was decent but for the price I'd rather go to another BBQ restaurant where I can get equally as much or more for the price with, in my opinion, higher quality food. While this does not apply to all the staff there our waitress was not the best. She seemed distracted during every interaction and it seemed as though she was in a hurry. The restaurant was not full and there were a decent amount of staff there. At the end of the meal she made an error with the credit cards, using the wrong card on the wrong order. This would have been more of an issue if we weren't dining with family. The disappointing thing about that is that each card was on a clipboard with the appropriate tab, and reversing the charges would incur double charges on your cards until they are able to be reversed by your bank. All in all the dining experience was more of a hassle than it was worth. If I want to give slows another shot, next time I think I'll go to the Detroit location that is much more well established.
We went for our Anniversary and we were not disappointed! The food was AMAZING!! We tried all 3 - the beef brisket, pulled pork and the apple smoked BBQ chicken...tender, delicious, flavorful. The atmosphere was perfect for our liking. LOVED that they repurposed items from Pontiac Central High School in their decor. Way to go Slows...we will be back - bringing others with us!
We had an excellent dinner at Slows on Saturday. Making a reservation through Open Table was important as the restaurant was packed. We were glad to see that the issues raised by pervious reviewers (no combination platter, no phone-in take-out orders, etc.) have all been taken care of. The service was excellent. The food was very good; not Franklin barbeque, but still very good. We'll be back.
So glad to see this popular Detroit restaurant be part of the Pontiac revival. However, the menu is limited to BBQ and I seem to have lost my appetite for such heavy food. Wish they had fish options, but that is not what they are. The noise level is very high. Not conducive to hearing aids and seniors. Slows is for young folks.
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