For some of the most unexpectedly delicious food in Detroit head to Slows BBQ, the BBQ mecca in town that several locals consider being the best in town, even the state, depending on who you ask! This tiny, wood-beamed 1880’s space is located on Michigan Avenue, the first Slows to ever be established (2005). Today there are two more locations, a catering, and carry out location and a downtown location, as well as the almost-finished Flagstar Strand Theater location and current Food Truck and Ford Field locations. Did we mention people in Detroit really like this bbq?
In the Michigan Avenue location, the main location, you will find a ‘meticulously designed interior paired with a gourmet spin on bbq. . . a love of craft beer and a dedication to the community’ (Slows BBQ). Foodwise, you will find all the best in slow-cooked meats and
regional specialties with a southern twist. Try the fried catfish, beef brisket, fresh jambalaya pulled pork, or chicken breasts while here, or go classic and try the unbeatable slab of ribs. The Yardbird and Sleeper sandwiches are definitely worth trying, and the side dishes are all so delicious with their bbq meet southern comfort approach. The 5 different sauces served with the bbq are what really make the plate, your choices including Sweet, Apple, Spicy, SC Mustard, and NC. Once you try a bite here it really will be easy to see why this spot has become such a destination restaurant, heavily featured on news, TV shows, and various media publications. On your way out hit the Slows BBQ Store on-site, filled with cool apparel, delicious sauces, plus really helpful cookware and recipes.
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