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Slows Bar-B-Q

BBQ Joint$$$$
Corktown, Detroit
  • The barbecue at Slows Bar-B-Q is a can't miss
  • Joe N.
    "The best bbq in Detroit with one of the best craft beer lists"(5 Tips)
    Randy C.
    "The Coney Fries, Brisket, and Pulled pork were all delicious."(48 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Amazing food and a top notch beer selection."(17 Tips)
    Jessica S.
    "Triple Threat Pork is the best thing in the world!"(4 Tips)
320 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • mac & cheese
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • sandwiches
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  • Randy C.
    Randy ClevengerNovember 5
    The Coney Fries, Brisket, and Pulled pork were all delicious. Great Craft beer selection to boot!
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SmithOctober 29
    Ah such delicious barbecue! Awesome beer selection too. Definitely get the cornbread.
  • Alyson B.
    Alyson BeckmanOctober 22
    Brisket! Mac-n-cheese! The Apple BBQ!
  • Ms. B.
    Ms. BerriesOctober 10
    Great place and atmosphere
  • Kris M.
    Kris MortonSeptember 29
    I'm not a fan of their sauces, but the meat is fantastic and their mac & cheese is to die for.
  • Eilionora D.
    Amazing meats of all sorts. Definitely try their Mac&Cheese too 🧀
  • Erin K.
    Erin KJuly 26
    The portions are pretty big - be prepared to take some home!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KJuly 26
    If the Carolina BBQ is available - get it!
  • cnelson ︻.
    A combo is more than enough for two people.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 13
    Good barbeque and great portions! Sweet beer list too!
  • Paul M.
    The Beef Brisket is very tender. Nice selection of craft beers.
  • Yoram C.
    The brisket is great and draft beer selection too. Portions are huge so be careful when ordering
  • Billy A.
    Nothing will slow you down eating the brisket here! Especially in a sandwich. Try EVERY BBQ sauce and drink a beer for me, would ya 😊🍺
  • Mark N.
    Mark NelsonApril 22
    Everything is great. Love the brisket
  • Zev L.
    The pit beans and brisket were delicious
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift DigitalMarch 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh my good this food is good. Who knew. BBQ in Detroit. They use Zingerman's bread. Try the new style brisket!
  • April M.
    Mac and cheese and the American Dream. Yummm
  • All About Technology
    You can't go wrong here, everything is good on this menu!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurrayJanuary 25
    I was pleasantly surprised at how good Slow's was. Living in the south I cook and eat a lot of barbecue. We had the pulled pork sandwich. Good smoke and seasoning. Be prepared to wait!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 5
    Word of mouth has made Brian Perrone’s baked mac legendary. And even though it’s bursting with flavor, it’s made with only one type of cheese: cheddar. Read more
  • Satish
    SatishDecember 19, 2016
    Always get the Mac and Cheese as a side. The fried chicken special on this visit was fantastic! Service exceeded expectations.
  • Ed M.
    Ed McCuistonNovember 30, 2016
    Great gluten-free options. Try the beef brisket.
  • Rita S.
    Rita SpillerNovember 19, 2016
    Be ready to wait for a table!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 31, 2016
    Well cooked BBQ and the sides are good too. Put this on you list of places to try while in Downtown Detroit.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SallesOctober 7, 2016
    Triple Threat Pork is the best thing in the world!
  • John M.
    John MorganSeptember 25, 2016
    Go for the whole hog!
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezSeptember 23, 2016
    If you're in Detroit this is a must! Great staff and awesome food.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WSeptember 15, 2016
    don't come here if you are planning to be naked in the next decade. baby back ribs are incredible. mac and cheese and cornbread are everything you've dreamed
  • Ross R.
    Ross RobertsonSeptember 14, 2016
    Best brisket I have had outside of Texas. Blackened catfish is great, so is the jambalaya, though they both lacked salt. I could eat the corn bread every day.
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartSeptember 1, 2016
    Great BBQ. The mac & cheese is to die for.
  • Reuben S.
    Reuben SegelbaumAugust 26, 2016
    Dont eat the day of visiting. You will need the room and the sauces on the side are the icing on the rib!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertAugust 16, 2016
    Best Mac & Cheese I have ever had in my life. I would visit Detroit again just to taste that mac & cheese.The BBQ is excellent as well, and a very deep craft beer selection.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MasonJune 29, 2016
    Coney Fries with Brisket were amazing. Mac N Cheese was great as were ribs.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NagyApril 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best bbq in Detroit with one of the best craft beer lists
  • Mimi
    MimiApril 11, 2016
    The brisket is delicious!! Goes well with either (or all) mac and cheese, waffle fries, coleslaw, and/or cornbread.
  • Jones
    JonesApril 3, 2016
    The brisket , cornbread , wings and cheese fries
  • Robert M.
    Robert MourikMarch 26, 2016
    Great ribs, good service and good atmosphere.
  • Whit M.
    Whit MaullMarch 8, 2016
    Amazing draft beer + whiskey selection and 6 different BBQ sauces!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TaborFebruary 29, 2016
    It's good. I really liked it. The catfish is great
  • Linda W.
    Linda WoodsFebruary 15, 2016
    We all had different entrees and were all excellent! Desserts were fantastic and our waiter gave us exceptional service will definitely go back!!!
  • Drew W.
    Drew WFebruary 1, 2016
    Brisket, cornbread and beer.
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CedroJanuary 27, 2016
    Ribs was great! I'll take the family back sometime soon.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GordonDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love slows. Grrat food.
  • La Trece G.
    La Trece GuyDecember 7, 2015
    Below average.....there are far better B B Q places than this. It was made for the people that come to Detroit from events and wanted what they consider great BBQ but it's awful
  • Trina J.
    Trina JazzNovember 12, 2015
    I like them but I totally totally totally hate their string beans! I asked the very friendly waitress why they taste so weird... She said because it's sautéed in a mustard sauce...😕👎🏾
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderNovember 6, 2015
    The best spot to eat in Detroit. Epic BBQ
  • Pam G.
    Pam GillOctober 10, 2015
    Brisket was good. Mac n Cheese terrible!!! Burger had no seasoning
  • Pablo K.
    Pablo KenneySeptember 20, 2015
    Delicious sandwiches and beer. The baked beans are spicy and probably not what you're used to. We had the longhorn and the reason, both of which were delicious. Beer list is exemplary.
  • Robb M.
    Robb MyerSeptember 11, 2015
    Why wait? Not on @nowaitapp yet like BWW?
  • Trevor
    TrevorAugust 30, 2015
    Great sausage and Mac and cheese. The smoked turkey is very dry, though.
  • steve m.
    steve meyersAugust 29, 2015
    They have super awesome very heavy pulled pork sandwiches
  • Erin P.
    Erin PierzynskiAugust 18, 2015
    Over rated for the quality of food
  • Alex B.
    Alex B.August 14, 2015
    I've been here a couple times and all their barbecue is amazing. I also recommend getting The Reason if you're looking for a great pulled pork sandwich
  • Hugo E.
    Hugo EchávarriAugust 3, 2015
    If you go by yourself or with a date avoid waiting for a table just by going straight to the bar, it's first in, first served.
  • Chetna P.
    Chetna PannuJuly 20, 2015
    Pulled pork with mac and cheese & baked beans was delicious. Portion size was larger than expected.
  • urmila
    urmilaJuly 1, 2015
    Pork BBQ is very good
  • James N.
    James NJune 27, 2015
    People, atmosphere, burgers
  • Eddie Z.
    Eddie ZaneskiJune 24, 2015
    Everything is absolutely incredible. The Reason is a hell of a sandwich though!
  • Kristina G.
    Kristina GreenJune 16, 2015
    Mac & cheese. No other words needed.
  • Clynton T.
    Clynton TaylorJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food for vegetarians!!
  • Britta M.
    Britta MenzelJune 8, 2015
  • Dave A.
    Dave AlvaJune 2, 2015
    Get "The New Style!" Literally the greatest thing i have ever eaten!
  • Pat M.
    Pat MurphyMay 30, 2015
    Everything is good here
  • David W.
    David WilliamsMay 21, 2015
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NissanMay 21, 2015
    EVERYTHING. I've never had a bad menu item.
  • Hugo E.
    Hugo EchávarriMay 11, 2015
    Baby back ribs, pulled pork, Mac and cheese and waffle fries. Mix the NC and apple sauce with your ribs. Best BBQ in Detroit! Be ready to wait about an hour to get a table, but it's worth it
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiApril 28, 2015
    You really can't go wrong here. It's all good!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WarrenMarch 27, 2015
    Macaroni and cheese, craft beer, bbq
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZhulidowMarch 22, 2015
    I've been 3 times to this place when I visited Detroit. They have a huge selection of draft beers! I would recommend St Louis Spareribs. Sandwiches were also good.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsMarch 22, 2015
    Solid BBQ served quick. For individual portions, try the sandwiches. Great selection of sauces too, including the apple BBQ sauce.
  • Tracey M.
    Tracey Marie ♐💋March 20, 2015
    Brisket, pulled pork, mac-n-cheese,cornbread. .everything!
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanMarch 1, 2015
    Amazing food and a top notch beer selection. This is a place you must stop at if visiting Detroit.
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChannellFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I like that slows cares just as much about their beer and drinks as they care about their excellent food.
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GarciaJanuary 31, 2015
    The service was great! Even if don't know your way around beers!!! Good food!
  • Janet B.
    Janet B.January 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork with slaw and mac n cheese is something I look forward to visiting home for!
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerJanuary 12, 2015
    Featured on Chuck's Eat The Streets TV show.
  • Katelyn
    KatelynJanuary 7, 2015
    Triple threat sandwich, cheddar waffle fries
  • Brittney C.
    Brittney CampbellJanuary 4, 2015
    Amazing craft beer selection and brisket
  • Chris V.
    Chris VellaDecember 24, 2014
    Pulled pork!
  • Jeremiah C.
    Jeremiah CosnerDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fugetaboutit! It's always busy, don't be intimidated by the crowd or wait. They are fast and service is excellent. Seating at the bar is first come first serve and it's where I always sit. Mac n chees
  • chris c.
    chris collinsNovember 28, 2014
    Ho-ly cow (or maybe pig?). This place lived up to the hype in my book. The Triple Threat Pork sandwich was AMAZING. I can't wait to return to Detroit just so I can come back for more Slows.
  • Rick F.
    Rick FrimpongOctober 23, 2014
    Brisket, yardbird chicken, pulled pork.. Everything is awesome here
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KOctober 18, 2014
    When you go to Slows, you gotta be strategic. I went as a group of 3 and shared the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs with 6 sides. It was brilliant and everything was delicious. Get cornbread & brisket.
  • Swen G.
    Swen GrahamOctober 14, 2014
    The legends are true. This place backs its massive reputation. Mac & cheese is a must. Definitely go splitsies on the platter meat orders. There is more than enough to share.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SklarOctober 9, 2014
    Come before 6:30 on a week night to sit right down with no wait. Afterwards go next door to The Sugar House for drinks. This will be the best night of your week.
  • Amber E.
    Amber EOctober 8, 2014
    baby back ribs with apple barbecue sauce. brisket with apple barbecue sauce. ANYTHING with apple barbecue sauce
  • Zombie
    ZombieSeptember 29, 2014
    Check out the famous train station ruin within eyesight of Slow's
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiazSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lunch with Zack and Lindsey
  • Marco G.
    Marco GomesSeptember 16, 2014
    The baby back ribs and the chicken wings are amazing. Best in the world.
  • Lyndsi W.
    Lyndsi WinerSeptember 10, 2014
    Only have had their potato salad but, that was good. Hear they are the best in Detroit and can't wait to go back and find out!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitSeptember 10, 2014
    They actually have great items for vegetarians too.
  • Zach W.
    Zach WillardSeptember 5, 2014
    Mac and cheese! Ribs were ok but the pulled pork was delicious, Great beer selection!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Slows Bar BQ as seen on Man vs Food , Adam Richman's Best Sandwich Read more
  • Devin W.
    Devin WarnockAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Reason and the Brisket Enchilada will complete your life.
  • Ivar A.
    Ivar AndersonAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    New menu and you need to try the pulled pork enchilada as a starter and don' miss the new smoked turkey sammich, "The Sleeper."
    Upvoted Nov 11
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'HaraAugust 10, 2014
    The mac & cheese is an all-time favorite of ours. All of the BBQ is good.
  • Ariane H.
    Ariane HAugust 9, 2014
    The original BBQ sauces are so flavorful! Yummy!
  • Pablito H.
    Pablito HdezAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ baby back the one and only
  • Jaime Bravo C.
    Jaime Bravo CastilloAugust 7, 2014
    Try "The Reason," a pulled pork sandwich made to perfection, and don't forget to add some of their signature BBQ sauces to it. Try their spicy and apple sauces. They make a perfect sandwich perfecter.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BrownJuly 21, 2014
    Great food, ribs are wonderful!
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeeJune 29, 2014
    On a scale of 1 to 10... This is a can't-wait-to-eat-here/10.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeeMay 11, 2014
    I just don't understand how the food can taste so good! Absolutely life-changing.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydApril 14, 2014
    Anything that Man v food recs I support. Very good.
  • Laura Y.
    Laura YearightApril 5, 2014
    The brisket is good the chicken and pork are very dry.
  • Anne P.
    Anne PereiraMarch 31, 2014
    Have been here 4 times but never have been impressed. Average ribs IMO great sides and staff
  • TheYumYumFoodie
    TheYumYumFoodieMarch 30, 2014
    If I was a Crackhead the pecan pie here would be my crack. Also the Carolina pulled pork rocks! Read more
  • Chad H.
    Chad HohnerMarch 24, 2014
    First time here? Try the triple threat.
  • Aldo N.
    Aldo NavaFebruary 15, 2014
    Long wait on Fridays after work but worth every minute.. Baby rack ribs and pulled pork combo are a must get! side with mac n' cheese and waffle fries. Good beer selection too.
  • TheYumYum F.
    TheYumYum FoodieFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pulled pork in town
  • Alex J.
    Alex JahnJanuary 27, 2014
    Beef Brisket and waffle fries were really good. Didn't care much for the Mac n cheese. Lots of beer options! Reasonably priced. Definitely want to come back.
  • Alex V.
    Alex ValentineJanuary 22, 2014
    If its on tap, get a Hopslam.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CohenJanuary 17, 2014
    Just eat everything. Side: green beans
  • Clay I.
    Clay IrwinDecember 23, 2013
    How can a bbq joint not have ice tea??? Fail
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyDecember 13, 2013
    One of the best restaurants in Detroit. 2 entrees feed 3 people - pulled pork and brisket should be on your list. Same with mac n cheese and cornbread. Killer local draft selection too.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FlessertNovember 28, 2013
    Try the Mac and Cheese - Umm amazing mac and cheese!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FlessertNovember 28, 2013
    Try the Split Pea & Okra Fritters - Wayyyy more tasty than I was expecting!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GordonNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite. Should I say anymore
  • Ömer T.
    Ömer TekinNovember 26, 2013
    Best waffle fries. Ever!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WatsonOctober 23, 2013
    Sweet potato mash x Mac n cheese x Brisket. All day.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.October 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Call ahead for reservations especially during the summer and during game days.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.October 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is at the newer side from 4-6pm on weekdays (1 dollar off drinks)
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RiveraOctober 19, 2013
    Try the okra fritters. They come with an amazing "sassy" sauce that will make you sweat but long for more!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 6, 2013
    I'm from Alabama and can confirm the Alabama Catfish is legit! Cornbread is real authentic too :)
  • Brian B.
    Brian BezansonSeptember 4, 2013
    Awesome BBQ, what more can you ask for. Mac-n-Cheese and Pork Ribs - yummy, yummy, yummy :-).
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce RudderAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    30 minute wait minimum to get a seat for lunch! YUCK!!!
  • huiline
    huilineAugust 9, 2013
    Finest brisket I've eaten and amazing service.
  • Robin F.
    Robin FJuly 25, 2013
    The Maryann! The best brisket bbq I've ever had hands down!
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickJuly 25, 2013
    Pulled pork is the best!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CarrierJuly 25, 2013
    Yardbird sandwich, Mac n Cheese, microbrew on tap. Take your time, enjoy your evening. It's worth it.
  • Monkey R.
    Monkey RashJuly 21, 2013
    Eggs & Kegs was poorly organized. Started at 1:00 and an hour later the food was not ready. No propane for the deep fryer, couldn't find an outlet for the waffle maker, very little seating.
  • Bethany S.
    Bethany SharpJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing! Triple Threat and Charles salad are sure to please!
  • L L.
    L LorenJuly 13, 2013
    Baby back ribs are awesome!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    Good food, good people and a great city: Slow's has it all, and then some. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Edwin G
    Edwin GJune 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork BBQ and mac & cheese
  • Tiffany Ryan B.
    Tiffany Ryan BerryJune 13, 2013
    Must order the Mac and chz, but be careful.... It's a lot like crack!! Lol
  • Huberto A.
    Huberto ArchundiaJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork taste like heaven..
  • Eunice M.
    Eunice MinterMay 19, 2013
    Don't order the gumbo or jambalaya...DISGUSTING!
  • sam
    samMay 12, 2013
    There's a reason everyone leaves with boxes. One entree (including two giant sides) is likely more than enough for two.
  • Brea P.
    Brea ParizonMay 6, 2013
    The yard bird and mac & cheese!!!!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BeahonMay 4, 2013
    The Longhorn, Mac-n-cheese, cornbread
  • Adriana B.
    Adriana B.May 3, 2013
    Mac n cheese and brisket is good, wings are better. Not good enough to turn on the Ambassador Bridge to get some. I'm just sayin'...
  • Zach D.
    Zach DavidApril 30, 2013
    The meat is delicious here! Best sandwiches in the Great Lakes area! Get brisket and their Mac N Cheese and you will be satisfied
  • Kristen H.
    Kristen HallApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Genius is just that. Genius. Vegetarians can enjoy BBQ too!
  • Lewis E.
    Lewis EnochApril 22, 2013
    Great Place try the Wing & Jerky
  • Jimbo S.
    Jimbo SliceApril 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If this is your first time here, I bet you had absolutely no idea where the front door was.
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew Van DykApril 7, 2013
    Click here for the Urbanspoon review of Slows. Read more
  • Whitney H.
    Whitney HMarch 22, 2013
    They won't seat you till your whole party is here! Which is okay, but be prepared!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SlatteryMarch 22, 2013
    The draft list here is awesome! I've tried the pulled pork and the 1/2 chicken and both were amazing! The best sides have to be the mac n cheese and the mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MittensMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the large house salad and add meat for $4, total is $8.95 and its so much delicious food!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GordonMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't get. A table if ur life depended on. It
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 4, 2013
    The pulled pork sandwich (called "The Reason" here) has big chunks of tender meat. I couldn't find one sauce that I really loved, so be sure to test them all before sandwich use.
  • Min
    MinFebruary 18, 2013
    Canadians: it's worth driving to the D for this. Pack some to go for the road.
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DawnFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The wait for this place is astronomical.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SossonJanuary 31, 2013
    The best I've ever tasted. Try the rib combo. Sit at the bar and ask the bartenders how they make the ribs. Awesome.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AnnJanuary 28, 2013
    The Reason is hands down the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had. Mouth orgasm!
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisJanuary 22, 2013
    Love this place for the ribs and great ambiance
  • Diane J.
    Diane JedinakJanuary 20, 2013
    SO worth the wait! The Yardbird Sandwich with apple BBQ sauce and a side of Mac n cheese is an amazing meal! They have great beers on tap and the Chuck Norris dessert is PHENOMENAL!!
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WagyJanuary 19, 2013
    Wait is so long to eat. Had to go across the street to Mercury again.
  • Jesse W.
    Jesse WilliamsJanuary 18, 2013
    Everything is great, but somehow they manage to change mac n cheese from comfort food to true cuisine... amazing!
  • Rhonda N.
    Rhonda NDecember 31, 2012
    Worth the wait!! I got the brisket and hubby got the ribs. Brisket was the best bbq I have ever had! Awesome! lOVE the apple bbq sauce;) definite return trip planned
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GriffinNovember 27, 2012
  • Emi
    EmiNovember 24, 2012
    it's worth the wait
  • Nil B.
    Nil BaruaNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love portishead, this is your bar
  • Judah R.
    Judah RichardsonNovember 19, 2012
    If you're coming for lunch make a reservation in advance or you'll be waiting for a long time.
  • Wan
    WanNovember 7, 2012
    Great food, and the Mac & Cheese is awesome!
  • LA K.
    LA KelleyOctober 28, 2012
    The best catfish ever. You can skip the ribs and go straight for that!
  • Tim I.
    Tim IlesOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Chuck Norris. That is all.
  • Cathy W.
    Cathy W.October 18, 2012
    Get the brisket enchilada for an appetizer. YUM
  • Momo J.
    Momo JacksonOctober 14, 2012
    Waffle fries and help is nice!
  • Tim R.
    Tim RussetteOctober 4, 2012
    Long wait ...awesome place
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeitnerSeptember 21, 2012
    Am I the only one that had a hard time finding the door?
  • Seanyboy
    SeanyboySeptember 14, 2012
    White peoples mac and cheese,but still good. Get the triple threat. You'll be glad you did.
  • Kaylie S.
    Kaylie SmithSeptember 13, 2012
    Get the Yardbird! And be sure to get there early, especially if the Tigers are playing.
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy ClarkSeptember 6, 2012
    No jalapinos at a BBQ place!
  • Alicia .
    Alicia 🐝September 4, 2012
    I get the Reason and Mac & Cheese every time I go!
  • Steven O.
    Steven OatleySeptember 2, 2012
    Real good food ! But NOTHING is worth a 2 1/2 hour wait
  • Manny K.
    Manny KatakisSeptember 2, 2012
    Be easy on the bathroom faucet. It splashes.
  • Briggs
    BriggsAugust 26, 2012
    Try "The Reason" Sandwich!
  • Alana
    AlanaAugust 5, 2012
    Hour wait at 5:30 on Sunday, no reservations <6 people, quite loud, youngish crowd, beautiful bathrooms. Mac n' cheese, Special Purpose, Rounder, and ribs recommended.
  • Brad S.
    Brad StosselAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Disappointment to hear they only have the Orange Pop Sauce seasonally:( but to-go location apparently might have some!
  • Ken C.
    Ken ConradAugust 3, 2012
    Been here quite a few times. Today may be my last visit. Ribs were dry and not great. Brisket was a bit bland. Sides were awesome as usual. Very disappointed today.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MclaughlinJuly 29, 2012
    You MUST get the sweet potato mash!!
  • The Twisted Onion
    The Twisted OnionJuly 16, 2012
    Sit down and enjoy the weather on the outdoor patio dining area!
  • Karen W.
    Karen WilkinsonJuly 4, 2012
    Great place to eat but always a wait! Mac & cheese was good. Big portions!!! Friendly waitress!!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KeeneyJune 27, 2012
    Yaaaaaaardbirrrrrd. YUM.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TietzJune 12, 2012
    Choose any side with amazing won't be disappointed
  • Ami B.
    So good! This sandwich is called "the reason"
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherJune 5, 2012
    love those okra fritters w/ sliced pickles.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BoyceMay 30, 2012
    Amazing food, great atmosphere.
  • John W.
    John WaytenaMay 28, 2012
    Truly is the best Mac and Cheese ever!!!! Ask for the Pork Belly sandwich which is not on the menu. It is amazing!!
  • Fur Care S.
    Get the Combo with an Oberon!
  • MJ.
    MJ.April 28, 2012
    Try the Beef Brisket - Delicious! Definitely a must try!
  • Jenni M.
    Jenni Mastal AdamsApril 5, 2012 wish I could eat more everything!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BatorMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You know you want the catfish fried. So just do it.
  • Clint G.
    Clint GreenwoodMarch 20, 2012
    Crazy big portions....bring your stretchy britches
  • Edwin G
    Edwin GMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    haha! awesome lunch
  • Brenda N.
    Brenda NorrisMarch 12, 2012
    It's ok. Not southern bbq. But ok. I do admit I enjoyed the coleslaw. It's not the typical Yankee sweet concoction they call coleslaw.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanMarch 9, 2012
    Long wait in line? Grab that buzzer thingy and have a coffee @ Astro or a drink @ Sugarhouse. That thing reaches all the way down the block. Just be sure to book it once it's your turn or you lose it.
  • JR D.
    JR DeLeonMarch 4, 2012
    Can't find the door? It's that huge wooden thing that looks more like a wall than a door :-)
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PapcunMarch 4, 2012
    Try the BBQ
  • Maria S.
    Maria SellsMarch 4, 2012
    Make a reservation!!!!!
  • Edwin G
    Edwin GFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    yum yummy BBQ
  • S G.
    S GFebruary 15, 2012
    Mac&cheese is OVERRATED! Get the Waffle Fries!
  • Head G.
    Head GamzFebruary 13, 2012
    I really like the pulled pork & the mac n cheese is great! Beer selections r awesome.
  • Raeann V.
    Raeann VenezialeFebruary 9, 2012
    The catfish is amazing! Melts in your mouth like butter! And the sauce kills!! Will be back for that fo shiz!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LaPriseFebruary 9, 2012
    Its fun sitting by the window and watching the people walk back and forth looking for the door. Ha ha ha
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroFebruary 5, 2012
    Great beers on tap.
  • Christine G.
    Christine GrysbanFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the brisket. The mac and cheese and cornbread are awesome. Get the You Choose - it's big enough for two... Sadly no leftovers though.
  • Angela C.
    Angela Curry-WeaverFebruary 5, 2012
    Best lemonade ive tasted in the North!
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 3, 2012
    One of Detroit's most popular restaurants, serving excellent BBQ ribs and pork. Be ready to wait 2+ hours for a table or call Slows-To-Go in Midtown (877-569-7246).
  • cynthia p.
    cynthia pinkinsJanuary 18, 2012
    will go back, loved it
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreggJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Man v Food that's all I gotta say!
  • Jack S.
    Jack ShellDecember 25, 2011
    Get the chili. Do it. Now. Get the chili. You will thank me later.
  • Ross Gourmet Club
    Ross Gourmet ClubDecember 7, 2011
    Definitely good BBQ with a noble cause of trying to revitalize Detroit. Get a bunch of different plates and share family style! Beers are also worth noting.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CareDecember 7, 2011
    Get the meat sweats
  • Tim S.
    Tim SearlesDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have never been here you are in for a some of the best bbq Detroit has to offer. The reason and mac n' cheese all the way!
  • James M.
    James MitchelNovember 28, 2011
    The faux chicken is good.
  • Ross Gourmet Club
    Ross Gourmet ClubNovember 22, 2011
    Decent BBQ and a Detroit institution
  • Raj C.
    Raj ChandaNovember 22, 2011
    The reason is the reason to be here
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarnahanNovember 1, 2011
    Any sandwhich is great. I like every sauce i've tried too. Oh, and get yourself some mac 'n cheese... it's a must.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SzubeczakOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Texas Style Beef Brisket and Mac n Cheese is a sure thing!
  • Heather R.
    Heather ROctober 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mac n cheese brisket.
  • Jana S.
    Jana SchusterOctober 11, 2011
    Get the chicken wings. Unlike anything you've ever had.
  • Bruce M.
    Bruce McHenryOctober 2, 2011
    Good catfish, heaps of it, and coleslaw with sweet potatoes. Busy until 10:40 Sat night.
  • Jim T.
    Jim T.September 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Molly is the sweetest!
  • Martyn G.
    Martyn GoodingSeptember 27, 2011
    The table ready alert devices work in the bar next door. Good for those hour long waits. And there's a pool tavble there too.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MullinsSeptember 22, 2011
    order the mac and cheese and the brisket!
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KnappenbergerSeptember 21, 2011
    Fantastic BBQ located down town Detroit by the old Tigers Stadium. You will absolutely love the food. They have an almost unmatched selection of imported beer from around the world too!
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LukowskiSeptember 18, 2011
    Get waffle fries with cheese on the side! They stay crispy that way.
  • Phillina M.
    Phillina MSeptember 14, 2011
    The reason.
  • Jimbo S.
    Jimbo SliceSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Come here, order food, and eat it. You won't be disappointed with any dish you get.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LagneseSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the triple threat pork covered in apple bbq sauce and a side of the best macaroni in cheese in the world and you'll have a happy ending
  • Joel T.
    Joel TopfSeptember 1, 2011
    The enchilada brisket
  • Joel T.
    Joel TopfSeptember 1, 2011
    Don't get tempted by the St Louis style, go Babyback!
  • Jonathon F.
    Jonathon FolseAugust 31, 2011
    Mac N Cheese is great!!!!!
  • Mario R.
    Mario RamonAugust 19, 2011
    Mac and chesse is $$
  • Mario R.
    Mario RamonAugust 19, 2011
    Pulled pork sandwich is $$$
  • Rebecca N.
    Rebecca NoricksAugust 15, 2011
    Okra pea fritters. Yummers. Read more
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiAugust 14, 2011
    Awesome Beer List
  • Alex D.
    Alex DeckerAugust 10, 2011
    You can do no wrong here
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 3, 2011
    "Mac n cheese, Wings, Yardbird sammich!" -- Adam Richman, Host of Man v Food Nation
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HartnettJuly 31, 2011
    Whoa... Mac and cheese!
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WinchellJuly 27, 2011
    Apple Bar-B-Q sauce is the best!!!
  • Todd J.
    Todd JordanJuly 27, 2011
    Triple Threat, ham, pulled pork & Applewood bacon is huge and awesome! Brisket rocked! Waffle cheese fries rock. Patio is wonderful - but no free refills on lemonade...
  • Randy
    RandyJuly 25, 2011
    This place has some of the best BBQ around. Mac n' Cheese was awesome. I have one huge complaint that may stop me from ever returning, it is just to loud in here to even enjoy my meal.
  • Jasen B.
    Jasen BarbourJuly 22, 2011
    Cant go wrong with the Great Lakes Beer
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarlinJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork and Mac'n'Cheese is a perfect combination. Also try the Sweet sauce on the pork. Delicious!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MarshallJuly 8, 2011
    Great pulled pork, solid Mac n Cheese, pass on the baby back ribs
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MayoJune 26, 2011
    Come in and see the best staff ever, Wendy the bartender and Katrell the server are my top favorites, I love them.
  • Ghostly International
    Some of the best BBQ in Detroit. Great team, and food. Just make sure to get there early, it gets a little crowded. Suggested: The Yardbird with a little NC Sauce
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BronsonJune 19, 2011
    Forget the mac, get jps revenge and do it big.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MuliettJune 13, 2011
    Teagan & Sara work here.
  • Jo A.
    Jo ArgizMay 29, 2011
    Mac n cheese is top
  • Stephen 'Goldie Wilson' R.
    Stephen 'Goldie Wilson' RoginsonMay 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trifecta: the reason, the wings, the Mac n cheese. Now, go die a happy person.
  • E. J. W.
    E. J. WhiteMay 28, 2011
    Make reservations! She said "2 hour wait" but luckily we got seats at the bar
  • Kate H.
    Kate HMay 23, 2011
    Hands down my favorite place to eat in Detroit.
  • Joey R.
    Joey RubinMay 14, 2011
    Haven't really left any tips but this place really was the truth.
  • Erik A.
    Erik AndersonApril 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Thomas...great guy...great service. Tip Big!
  • Shane
    ShaneApril 17, 2011
    The lines!!!
  • dwight t.
    dwight t.April 9, 2011
    BBQ....cold beer and fun people
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CraggFebruary 26, 2011
    If you get a take out box, put the meat in the sauce container and fill the rest of the box with the sauce. Ohh BBQ sauce. Btw triple threat is the best.
  • Joy S.
    Joy SantiagoFebruary 15, 2011
    Brisket is the best. Mac & Cheese for a side. The Yardbird is my favorite sandwich.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WeatherheadJanuary 29, 2011
    The triple threat pork sandwich is amazing!!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BaumanJanuary 22, 2011
    When you are in physical pain from the size of their portions, it is alright to stop. It tastes just as good the next day, I promise!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BaumanJanuary 22, 2011
    If you come here and don't order the mac n' cheese, you're missing out. Literally the best mac, I've ever had.
    Examiner.comJanuary 4, 2011
    Slow's is the place for mouth watering BBQ, a full bar and banana pudding for dessert. Read more
  • Ko M.
    Ko MelinaJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try Slows to go on Cass. Same food without the wait.
  • Guillermo P.
    Guillermo PerezJanuary 2, 2011
    Everything is awesome try the spicy sauce on whatever you get. Won't dissapoint
  • Callie F.
    Callie F.January 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    drink the cialis
  • Tim T.
    Tim TaylorJanuary 2, 2011
    Try the ranch brisket enchilada appetizer. Featured on Man versus Food and totally delish.
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeDecember 22, 2010
    With places like this, Detroit's gonna be fine
  • Chris J.
    Chris JohnstonDecember 22, 2010
    The Pulled pork is incredible. throw some Apple Bbq sauce and that bad boy and go to town. mac n cheese is ok.
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeDecember 5, 2010
    Try the Spanish Coffee
  • Kat C.
    Kat C.November 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket, mac and cheese, and tasting different beers at the bar while eating at it is the way to go (and the way to avoid the massive wait time for a table)!
  • Gary W.
    Gary WilliamsNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is incredible but be prepared for a wait. Saturday night at 5:30 the wait was 2 hours for a table and people were standing at least 2 deep around the bar. Reservations for 6+ only!
  • Bob V.
    Bob Von Der LinnOctober 27, 2010
    A "must do" in Detroit. Gumbo great. Get the BBQ sampler Beef/Chx/Pork - can't miss
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsOctober 19, 2010
    GREAT FOOD! The sandwiches; Delicious!
  • Dig Downtown
    Dig DowntownOctober 15, 2010
    The brisket and mac 'n cheese are our favorites! Parking gets tough during peak hours, but it's worth the wait.
  • Brad
    BradOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    sit at the bar or beer garden, pass the line.
  • Rich M.
    Rich MeyersonOctober 1, 2010
    20 different Bourbon's!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MacKenzieSeptember 28, 2010
    If you get take-out, don't forget the sauce!!!!!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LindemannSeptember 21, 2010
    Get the pulled pork and a side of mac & cheese. Experiment with the different sauces on the pork!
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    Named one of America's Best BBQ by Budget Travel. There is no wrong choice here. "The Big Three" is the best way to get a mix of what makes Slow's so awesome. Don't forget a side of their Mac-n-Chees
  • Kelly
    KellyAugust 28, 2010
    The pulled pork far exceeds the chicken. Apple BBQ sauce is the best!
  • Lopi S.
    Lopi SalazarAugust 27, 2010
    Awwww snap! Happy Friday to me!
  • Jaime P.
    Jaime PAugust 17, 2010
    If you like chicken and bacon, you can't go wrong with the Yard Bird!
  • Allison S.
    Allison SextonAugust 13, 2010
    Cool atmosphere. Make sure you try all the sauces
  • Marisa
    MarisaAugust 2, 2010
    Fantastic place all around - mac & cheese is a must!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GalbraithAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I got the meat sweats.
  • jenny c.
    jenny calhounAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    go before 4 pm or after 9 to avoid the line
  • Eric E.
    Eric EllenbrookJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I ate there for the first time on July 27th. I'm going back on the 28th haha. It's fanastic. The brisket is great!
  • Leah H.
    Leah HahneJuly 10, 2010
    'The reason' with Mac and cheese is to die for! The wait and service not.
  • Darren H.
    Darren HoodJuly 7, 2010
    Check out the awesome beef brisket. Read more
  • Mitzi L.
    Mitzi LawrenceJuly 6, 2010
    Waits can be really long. Best to sidle up to the bar for your meal. Better for people watching and making friends with the staff.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BarrJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Slow's now has pagers to give out during the long waits so you can go to a few nearby bars and have a drink while you wait if their bar is too full (LJs, Gaelic League, Hoots of the Ave, Nemo's, etc.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BJuly 4, 2010
    The genius chicken sandwich is ace for vegetarians.
  • Tracy
    TracyJune 29, 2010
    Order the hard cider... its the best!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LewarchikJune 28, 2010
    Go to the bar and, when you need a break from their awesome beer selection, try their fresh brewed lemonade. Best in the city.
  • dom b.
    dom brasseyJune 27, 2010
    Wow. Founder is one of the coolest ppl I have ever met. BBQ is top-notch, many staff are part-owners. If you're in Detroit, don't miss it. The design and furniture are delicious to the eye, too.
  • David M.
    David MurrayJune 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket and the mac and cheese. You can go no wrong. Come early.
  • BareBones Detroit
    BareBones DetroitJune 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to Slows. Sample a local brew on tap, have some macaroni and cheese, sit on the patio,and enjoy your authentic Detroit dining experience. Read more
  • Ashleigh C.
    Ashleigh C.May 29, 2010
    Great selection of Michigan beers. I've tried most things on the menu and have never been disappointed. Even the seitan sando rocks.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 9, 2010
    Adorable/cool/delish/crowded. Love the outdoor patio. Hipster vibe. Good drinks/beer selection.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 5, 2010
    @sethpm rec for Q
  • Scott D.
    Scott DunhamApril 14, 2010
    Try... everything! It's all good.
  • Will L.
    Will LancourApril 3, 2010
    Visited Slows again on 4/1/10. The Mac N Cheese never disappoints! ....nor does the view of Michigan Central Station
  • Ko M.
    Ko MelinaMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't wanna wait an hour+, go on a weekday between 2-5p!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JonesFebruary 19, 2010
    Triple threat!!!!
  • Phoenix E.
    Phoenix EntertainmentJanuary 25, 2010
    Best BBQ in Detroit, hands down. Small place can get pretty crowded, be prepared for a wait! Read more
  • Dan C.
    Dan CriscentiJanuary 24, 2010
    'The Reason' is truly the reason. Read more
  • Graham P.
    Graham PocialikJanuary 17, 2010
    Order whatever - it'll be great! Summer time, enjoy sitting outside. Read more
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 5, 2010
    Order The Reason if you like pulled pork and by any means don't skip the side of mac n' cheese. Amazing beer list, too. Worth the wait. Reservations for 6 or more people. Grab your friends & go.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeNovember 21, 2009
    Must have their BBQ pork sandwiches
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca CarterNovember 12, 2009
    Being from the South, this place is a little too slick for my taste. It's where white people go to feel safe and have overpriced BBQ. To be fair, the food is pretty swell, and generously portioned.
  • Don S.
    Don ShermanOctober 5, 2009
    Get the Mac'n''s AMAZING!!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CastroSeptember 27, 2009
    The brisquet is great, very tender.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LinaburyAugust 2, 2009
    Slow's Bar BQ is something everyone should try. They even have good choices for vegetarians. It's very crowded so don't go there if you have other plans that night like a movie.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CJuly 23, 2009
    Order "The Reason" and enjoy.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HerreraNovember 7, 2016
    Las costillas están buenísimas
  • Talita R.
    Talita RibeiroSeptember 16, 2014
    Melhor Mac and Cheese da vida, as costelinhas e asinhas de frango tb são maravilhosas. Experimente as cervejas locais, você não vai se arrepender ;)
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