Boston December 07, 2017
Here Are 8 BBQ Joints in Boston That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably
It doesn’t matter what type of food you have a yearning for, there’ll be a restaurant in Boston that can satisfy. BBQ may not be a traditional New England cuisine, but there are still down-home joints here slow cooking meats until they fall apart on your plate. Whether you’re in the mood for Southern or Kansas City-style BBQ, one of these 8 Boston area restaurants will hit the spot.
1. Pit Stop Barbecue (Mattapan)
Get your fill of Southern-style BBQ at Pit Stop, where the ribs are delicious and the cornbread is on point. This cash-only spot has been the place to go when a BBQ craving hits since 1983. Pit Stop Barbeque is located at 888 Morton Street in Boston.
2. The Smoke Shop (Cambridge)
Andy Husband, the guy behind The Smoke Shop, used to be on the competitive barbecue circuit. His award-winning restaurant serves a range of different types of BBQ, including Kansas City and Memphis styles. The burnt ends, wings, and sides are stellar. Plus, there are more than 200 American whiskies on the menu! Head to 1 Kendall Square in Cambridge to experience The Smoke Shop for yourself.
3. Sweet Cheeks Q (Fenway)
The meats at Sweet Cheeks Q are either all natural or locally sourced, and the biscuits served with honey butter are to die for. This restaurant is located at 1381 Boylston Street in Boston.
4. Blue Ribbon BBQ (Arlington, West Newton)
Blue Ribbon has been in business for 22 years and specializes in traditional Southern BBQ. The restaurant is known for its burnt ends, which are cooked low and slow, its collard greens, and pies. One location is at 908 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, while the other can be found at 1375 Washington Street in West Newton.
5. Next Step Soul Food Café (Dorchester)
Whether you stop in for fried chicken or BBQ chicken, you won’t leave this soul food restaurant disappointed. Save room for some sweet potato pie! The café is located at 657 Washington Street in Boston.
6. Blackstrap BBQ (Winthrop)
BBQ fans love Blackstrap – and for good reason! The ribs here are pure perfection and the Texas brisket, North Carolina-style pulled pork, and mac and cheese won't disappoint. Blackstrap is located at 47 Woodside Avenue in Winthrop.
7. Redbones BBQ (Somerville)
Ribs, ribs, glorious ribs. Choose between Memphis, Texas, or St. Louis style – whatever your selection, you won’t regret it. Pair your food with any of the 29 beers offered here! Redbones has a physical location in Davis Square (at 55 Chester Street) as well as a food truck.
8. Larry J’s BBQ Café (Waterfront)
Indulge in legit Texas BBQ at Larry’s, where the burnt ends and pulled pork are menu standouts. Seeking heat? Then try the fireballs, a dish of meatballs that’ll clear out your head fast. Check out this restaurant at 600 D Street in Boston.
Do you have a go-to BBQ joint? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to share your favorite thing on the menu – we’re always looking for delicious dishes to try!
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