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Slows Bar BQ

4.5
4.5
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

All Natural Barbecue, featuring 40 of the Best Draft Beers we can find!!!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (313) 962-9828

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Perrone

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    14th St.

  • Parking details

    Guarded community lot on the S.E. corner of Michigan Ave. & 14th Street <br /><br />Parking Meters on Michigan Ave.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. D

    Disgal87

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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.

  2. DM

    DMJdetroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  3. m

    miambbq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. MM

    MaureenM

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  5. L

    Lisa

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 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.

  6. g

    gabegr75

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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!

  7. KH

    KrissyH

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  14. LB

    LordBanko

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    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!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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...

  18. GT

    GregT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Visiting town from Texas. This place is amazing!

  21. KW

    KayW

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food. Easy parking - great experience!

  23. JP

    JeffreyP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  24. JF

    JennyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food was amazing staff pleasant and attentive

  25. r

    ryanr

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  26. WS

    WyattSmith

    Detroit

    197 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    197 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.

  27. JA

    JennyA

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 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?

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience2

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

  32. MJ

    MarkJ

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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!

  33. k

    katt

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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

  34. SS

    StillStuffed

    Detroit

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  35. ST

    SydneyT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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.😊

  37. n

    nikoluree

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 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.

  38. B

    Beeks

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    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.

  39. SB

    SaraB

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding and the service was great.

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Slows Bar BQ is rated 4.5 stars by 174 OpenTable diners

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  • Cross street

    14th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Guarded community lot on the S.E. corner of Michigan Ave. & 14th Street <br /><br />Parking Meters on Michigan Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Perrone

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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