When I was young my dad would could ribs regularly during summer months. In winter he worked hard and brought ribs home. They became one of my favorite foods. This was in the early eighties. We lived in Detroit then. As I grew into my preteen years my parents split. We moved to the downriver area with my mother. dad stayed in Detroit. He still cooked in summer. I found the source of the carry out ribs one night on the way to stay with him for the weekend. He exited the freeway and went to Vicki's. He was very particular about his ribs as he used to have a barbeque restaraunt of his own. He tried alot of places but Vicki's was always his favorite. Its been 14 years now since dad has passed and Vicki's is the only place that tastes anything near what he used to cook for us. I have been eating there since I was a child and will continue as long as possible. Theres alot of rib joints in Detroit, but only one worth the trip from Monroe. I am not sure how long this place has been there, but I have been a customer for at least 21 years. R. Porter
Wish I could give it 3 1/2 stars. The service definately needs work. Friendly enough, but our server was not knowledgeable in regards to the food at all. I felt like after reading it for 5 minutes, I was better versed on their menu. Also, our server kept forgetting things (like ketchup for the fries and burgers, drinks, etc.) and there was hardly anybody there. The beef brisket was fantastic, so were the sauce choices. For the price, its a good bbq joint. Service can make or break it all though...they need to train better.
My husband, son and I went to slows last night and I do believe it was the best bar b que I've had. My husband and I just returned from North Carolina and it was better than any we had there. It was crowded but we were able to get a booth within the 30 minutes we were quoted. My son is a vegan and they had a soup he could eat. Also, asked if the apple sauce was vegan and the waiter went to extra lengths to find out for us. I would recommend this restaurant to any one looking for a good place to eat while downtown.