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Detroit soul food Restaurant Reviews

Detroit soul food restaurant reviews photo

Welcome to our Detroit soul food restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Detroit just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Detroit, you've come to the right place.

Our Detroit restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Detroit 2013 Guide


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Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (02/20/2011)
“uptown bbq suprise me goodconstumer service food was execellent my exprenice was pleseant i will be back”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (02/12/2011)
“HEY EVERYBODY! UPTOWN HAS A VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL WHERE YOU CAN GET A WHOLE SLAB OF BBQ RIBS PLUS A WHOLE POUND OF BIG DELICIOUS SHRIMP, ALL FOR JUST $25, NOW DIG THAT!!!!”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (02/12/2011)
“TIRED OF EATING COLD SANDWICHES AND POTATO CHIPS FOR LUNCH? THEN UPTOWN BBQ IS THE PLACE TO GO, ALL KINDS OF HOME-MADE SOULFOOD, AND YOU ARE IN AND OUT SUPER QUICK WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO EAT AND TALK ABOUT HOW GOOD THE FOOD WAS.”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (02/12/2011)
“UPTOWN BBQ IS DETROIT'S OWN! AT UPTOWN BBQ YOU ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD SERVED WITH FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE.”

Connie & Barbara's Soul Food Restaurant

 3 star(s)  (02/05/2011)
“Yeah, the ambience is definately not the best. Not that the service and food makes up for it completely, but I guess osme of us prefer a better environment. It did seem like a nice, friendly place for the usuals and it was actually pretty full in its small place. Wasn't bad, decent, but not the best... ”

Uptown Barbecue

 4 star(s)  (01/08/2011)
“Uptown has the best ribs in the city hand down!! been a loyal patron for 15 years and counting!!!”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (01/08/2011)
“This was my first time visiting Uptown barbeque and I just have to say everything was delicious. Great food and friendly staff!”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (01/06/2011)
“i enjoyed myself so much when i went to uptown the service was so nice that i must return”

Uptown Barbecue

 4 star(s)  (01/06/2011)
“My favorite thing about up is quite silly but I love to see the employees putting us on hold to clean up!! To some that may seem odd but I love that although I am important to the business they try to maintain a certain level of cleanliness. There is a young lady there cierra who has no problem aski... ”

Uptown Barbecue

 4 star(s)  (01/06/2011)
“I go Uptown at least once a week and I cant say Ive ever been disappointed. there is usually a little line but their are a couple young ladies that get you in and out. she answers to T or tori... very friendly and helpful. I love that i dont have to tell her my order,she speaks and follows with "you... ”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (01/05/2011)
“uptown has the best food in michigan if your looken for great food good service afordble price go to uptown you want be sorry/”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (12/31/2010)
“My co-workers and I enjoy Uptown at least twice a week for lunch.”

Uptown Barbecue

 5 star(s)  (12/29/2010)
“A FRIEND TOLD ME GOOD THINGS ABOUT UPTOWN SO I HAD TO SEE FOR MYSELF. YES, UPTOWN BBQ IS ONE OF DETROIT'S GREATER RESTAURANTS, PERIOD.”

Lady Louisa's Soul Food Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (02/11/2010)
“This Saturday was my first time at the restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was great and the customer service was superb! I highly recommend the smothered catfish! I'm spreading the word! As the kids say, the food was "Slap Yo Momma" good!”

Lady Louisa's Soul Food Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (10/25/2009)
“I came to Lady Louisa's one day after receiving a recommendation from a couple friends. First, the place was lovely! I walked in and ambiance, music, and friendly faces that were assisting me was like a breath of fresh air! Now..on to the food. The menu was so vast that I just could not decide what ... ”

Lady Louisa's Soul Food Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (09/12/2009)
“Some of the best food I have ever had. I'm talking "Slap" Yo Momma Good!”

Lady Louisa's Soul Food Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (09/09/2009)
“I drove from Pontiac to this place. The staff is awesome and food is SUPERB, especially the collard greens, cabbage, cat fish and dressing. Very friendly people and food for the soul. Banana pudding and peach cobbler is to die for. We will certainly be visiting them again in the near future, to try... ”

Lady Louisa's Soul Food Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (08/30/2009)
“The barbecued short ribs were cooked to perfection, falling off of the bone, possibly the best my palate has ever enjoyed. The macaroni was full of cheese and with considerable quality. The collard greens are excellent. We will return soon. The peach cobbler was good. The yams and collard gre... ”

Uptown Barbecue

 4 star(s)  (01/16/2009)
“I haven't been to Uptown BBQ in a few years but they have completely changed their format with the cafateria style line and the soulfood menu is excellent I purchased dinner for the whole family, Mac & Cheese, candied yams, Collard Greens and Baked Beans, Along with a Slab of Ribs that great BBQ sau... ”

Uptown Barbecue

 4 star(s)  (11/25/2008)
“The previous reviews are from 2004 and I hope those diners go back because Uptown BBQ has changed dramatically since. The prices are a little high but, overall the BBQ is good. And the service is better than in the past.”

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