United States > Michigan > Detroit
nbutler11 (301) Phoenix, Arizona | July 28, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best BBQ Iíve ever had inside a really well designed space. Stacked with some fine taps from the Great Lakes region. Nothing rare on tap or in bottles, but everything is above average, for sure. Not to be missed.
jrallen34 (271) Chicago, Illinois | December 22, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
people had been very insistent that I go there so we finally made the trek on a Wednesday, not thrilled by the long wait time but in the end it was well worth it... the food is outstanding, some of the best bbq Iíve had period, the sauces are all great... the draft selection is decent but they donít provide a beer list and the chalk board is really hard to read so it makes ordering difficult, decent bottle selection as well... good service... come for the food but you can get a good beer as well
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | January 18, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Rustic clean atmosphere. Seems constantly crowded, but with rapid turnover. They have a very good regional beer selection with rotating taps from shorts, arcadia, bells, original gravity, etc which are very good. They have a moderate bottle list and a great wine selection. The food is outstanding. A must see in Detroit.
deyholla (200) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice place in Detroit is always a plus. Good ambiance and service. Selection is good but not great. I have not been overly impressed with the BBQ, but most are. Prices are good.
mikem409 (161) bloomfield, Michigan | October 13, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
not afan of slows except for what they do with beer. great selection but servers bar staff are rude and arrogant.
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited with my girlfriend before heading to the Wings & Jets game on December 10th.
Atmosphere: finished-wood-on-worn-brick decor gives the place an inviting "down home" feel that works well for a barbecue joint. Lots of tables surrounding a U-shaped bar with some light coming in from outside. Only complaint is that we felt a bit cramped since the restaurant was jam packed.
Service: our waiter was a really funny and jovial guy who provided great recos and lots of laughs. Food came out quickly and after we finished our meal the server assured us that we still had plenty of time to enjoy a few drinks (but we had a game to catch!).
Selection: went with an Arbor Brewing Milestone Porter on cask and a pint of Larry Hoppe Double IPA from the same brewery. Both beers paired beautifully with the BBQ and my girlfriend liked her white wine. Other standouts were Southern Tier Mokah, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, and Weihenstephaner White Hoplosion on tap and Stone 15th Anniversary in bottles.
Food: ordered the three dishes that were featured on MVF Nation (Brisket Enchilada, Slowís Mac-N-Cheese, Triple Threat Pork); each one was incredibly good. The pork was super tender and juicy and I couldnít get enough of the delicious spicy sauce on the Enchilada. First-rate fare.
Overall: Slowís combines my two favourite things like no other. This would be my regular hangout if I lived in the area and itís probably even better during down times (if they have any). A mandatory stop for beer and barbecue lovers with the best micro lineup in Detroit.
crizay (128) Brook Park , Ohio | January 25, 2009| Updated August 3, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a little gem in what seemed to be a very run down area. Walk inside though and the clean wood decor and packed house was amazing to see. Food was very good and the menu was just simple which was great, we had pulled pork and the mac ín cheese and 5 bbq sauces to choose from one being apple bbq was a top 5 sauce in my mind. Beer list was very good and they even had some bottled stuff. I will be back next time Iím in Detroit, this cured my Kuhnhenn hangover perfectly.
bmerz (118) Brooklyn, New York | March 13, 2012| Updated August 3, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Have been 3 or 4 times on different trips. They have a very good draft and bottle list though itís not the main focus of the place, though be sure it is one of the main events. The focus is the BBQ and what BBQ it is. The best dry rub brisket Iíve had anywhere. Iíve personally never had a long wait but people always say there is. The design, patrons, and service are all part of what makes Detroit great. Sometimes it can be hard to get the staffs attention. But it doesnít matter. If you can go at an off time this is a must for beer and bbq. itís the best in Detroit proper I know of.
KPD (117) Michigan | January 30, 2013| Updated August 3, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Have been several times now and always impressed with the excellent food and killer beer selection. Just visited last week to check out the new expansion and have a couple. They added a small bar area with a few more tables . Very nice addition to an already great place, came in after a Wings game on a Saturday sat at the new bar and had now 36 taps! YES! The already excellent beer selection got better!
satan165 (101) River Grove, Illinois | January 21, 2009| Updated August 3, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
simply amazing! i had two hennepinís on tap and the half chicken. i didnt adulterate it with sauce (though they offered me 5 options, all made there) and got mac and cheese and green beans for my two sides. $27 w/ tip. probably 14 taps plus a cask, and a huge bottle list with plenty of belgians. it was packed on a wednesday afternoon 1 hour after opening, i was lucky to get a seat at the bar within 10 minutes. those waiting for tables were not so lucky. but its worth the wait. a must see in motor city.
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