Slows Bar BQ

4.5
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174 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue

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About

All Natural Barbecue, featuring 40 of the Best Draft Beers we can find!!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Mon- Kitchen 11am-10pm Bar until 11pm
Tue- Kitchen 11am-10pm Bar until 11pm
Wed- Kitchen 11am-10pm Bar until 11pm
Thu- Kitchen 11am-11pm Bar until 12am
Fri- Kitchen 11am-11pm Bar until 12am
Sat- Kitchen 11am-12am Bar until 1am
Sun- Kitchen 11am-10pm Bar until 11pm
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Phone number
(313) 962-9828
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Perrone
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th St.
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Parking details
Guarded community lot on the S.E. corner of Michigan Ave. & 14th Street

Parking Meters on Michigan Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Parking is a little difficult and the door is hidden but otherwise it was a good first experience.

DM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely plan ahead and make reservations. Slow's always seems to be packed! The food is outstanding, warm heavy comfort food with generous portions. The waitstaff was prompt and very attentive. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

m
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, tasty.
The staff was nice and courteous.
The prices are very reasonable.

MM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time to Slows and it was very good. I love southern BBQ and it is hard to find a place here in Michigan that is comparable. We had great service John Michael Lee G. who was our server and he was fun! Especially loved the pulled pork, the beans and the sweet potato mash. Green beans were good but not very southern. I would come back and recommend to others.

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was okay bbq. They had a lot of sauce options. The pulled pork was dry but the Mac n cheese and cornbread were delicious.

g
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!! I come to Detroit every year for the car show and Slows has never let me down!

KH
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get seated before our reservation time. The service was top notch and the food was superb!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for some great BBQ. Great service. Would recommend anyone to go expierence Slows BBQ.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of friends and I annually attend the NAIAS and Slows has become our go to for dinner after the show. Drinks are kept full, the food is always amazing and the service is top rate. Keep up the great job!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff was great, so was the food. We had 8 guys from work and stopped by for a bite to eat on our way to the Auto Show. Online reservation didn’t allow for that many people but when you called to confirm our time, the staff was more then happy to help us with our group size on short notice.

Thanks, Bowman Excavating

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome! Great food and beer with an enjoyable atmosphere. I’ll be back!

OT
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slow’s bbq in Detroit is my sons favorite and I know why, nice atmosphere, friendly people, great service and the food is delicious! You get more then enough and it’s really tasty. Love all the sauces to choose from. Nice sangria too👍🏼Birthday dinner for him every year and we visit in between.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ample portions and knowledgeable/friendly staff!! Reservations are a must unless you have an hour to spare!

LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went with my girlfriend and the overall experience was nothing special. The food was tasty but I felt the environment was cramped.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife went here for our third wedding anniversary. We split a few dinners so we could get a little taste of as much as possible and just about everything was good. We both loved the smoked meatloaf. The waitress was great and took very good care of us. We grabbed a growler as a keep sake for our anniversary. The price was not as much as we expected. AS a nice send off they gave us a carrot cake to go which was also great. Thank you Slows.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I enjoyed the appetizer, but the ribs were dry. Also the restaurant was cold and the restroom was freaking!

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a good experience and a good meal, but I’d say I expected to be “blown away,” and I just quite wasn’t...

GT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the restaurant ambiance was very nice and relaxed. We were eating there from our of town based on a TV show review, and we were not disappointed. We will be back again.....thanks!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth time at Slows. It’s an annual tradition when we fly from Savannah, Georgia for a Michigan game. The food and service is consistently great!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting town from Texas. This place is amazing!

KW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBQ was good, service was great. There is a bar at this location...we were a little confused as how to enter the restaurant...the door looks like the exterior siding on the building. The inside was clean and we were seated immediately. Kids had a combination platter and shared...Dad had the half rack of ribs...this was a very good portion (about ten bones) and these are dry rub ribs and not fall of the bone. Sauces are included at the table...the apple bbq sauce was very unique. Overall, we would visit again to try something different from the menu.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Easy parking - great experience!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great restaurant and always good food. Went for lunch and despite not being crowded, the food service was very slow today. The waitress was not engaging at all. The noise level in the restaurant was very high and it was difficult to hear across the table. Overall, I love Slow's. The food is always consistently good, but other elements need some work.

JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food was amazing staff pleasant and attentive

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a huge barbecue fan, and Slows gets my vote for best all-around BBQ establishment in the US. Everything from the mains and sides to the bourbon selection, ambiance, and service are top shelf...hard to imagine them improving on their operation in any way. If I had to pick a last meal, Slows would be it.

WS
Detroit
176 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent and cant say enough good thinks about her but in all honesty, the pork ribs were horrible and both my wife and I had issues four to eight hours later. Food felt all like leftovers. Meatloaf looked like dog food.

JA
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

After so many enthusiastic reviews we decided to go to Slows during our recent trip. The food is solid (but more like hipster-does-barbecue via NYC and Brooklyn). The noise level is out of control and the waitress had the biggest frown on her face with every table. Long day perhaps?

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the U.K. now and always make it a priority to stop here when I'm back! Fantastic time with my family before a tigers game! Love it!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. A lot of good food for the price. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Should have offered an alternative to the ice cream with Pecan Pie. There was no ice cream available.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

No where to park, and you have to literally scream to be heard across the table.

MJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ribs were fantastic! We sent back two of the four meals to be heated up. The waitress explained they serve their BBQ at room temperature. That was a surprise to us!

k
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good i was very impressed our waitress was a little weird tho her vibe was strange lol maybe she wasnt really used to diffrent types of minorities either way the food was great lol

SS
Detroit
122 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great Detroit dining destination - terrific BBQ with lots of different sauce choices, great ambiance, and fun dining experience.

ST
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really solid bbq with awesome sides and every table has a bunch of sauces to choose from! Good vibes and our waitress was attentive but not overbearing.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and drinks, loved celebrating Father'Day at Slows Bar BQ! We will be back very soon.😊

n
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience1

One of the loudest, hottest and most uncomfortable dining experiences I have had in ages. Tables are crammed together an waitstaff is rude. Won't be back.

B
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The Brisket, Chicken and Pulled Pork were all served cold. Good service but, there is no excuse for cold food.

SB
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Slows is a Detroit staple that everyone should try at least once. The BBQ is good, and the atmosphere is even better.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great.