The Most Delicious Massachusetts Road Trip Takes You To 7 Hole-In-The-Wall BBQ Restaurants

When we think of iconic foods the Bay State is known for, usually, seafood comes to mind. While Massachusetts has some of the best seafood in the region, believe us when we tell you that there are also lots of phenomenal barbecue joints here as well. But it’s so hard to choose which ones are the best. Luckily, OIYS has curated a special road trip to some of the best hole-in-the-wall bbq restaurants in Massachusetts that we think you should visit.

This road trip has seven stops over 231 miles and just over five hours of drive time. It’s best to take two or three days to visit all seven locations. Use our interactive map to guide you and feel free to add stops along the way. Now, gas up the car, bring your appetite, and let’s hit the road!

So, what do you think about these BBQ joints? Are you ready to hit the road on this road trip to some of the best hole-in-the-wall bbq restaurants in Massachusetts?

If your favorite bbq joint didn’t make the list, please add it in the comments. Or submit it on the OIYS nomination page for a chance to be featured in the next road trip article in Massachusetts.

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February 08, 2023

What are some more BBQ restaurants in Massachusetts?

There are so many delicious hole-in-the-wall BBQ in Massachusetts, but there are lots of other BBQ restaurants in Massachusetts that serve some delicious BBQ. Here are a few of the restaurants that serve some of the best BBQ in Massachusetts:

  • B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge
  • Blue Ribbon BBQ, Arlington
  • Rusty Can, Byfield
  • Goodstuff Smokehouse, Blackstone
  • American BBQ Smokehouse and Grill, Rowley
  • North Village Smokehouse, Millers Falls
  • Theodore's Blues, Booze, and BBQ, Springfield

Here’s a previous article about another BBQ restaurant in Massachusetts that serves delicious food. 

Besides BBQ, what are some iconic foods that Massachusetts is known for?

The Bay State is known for offering the best seafood in the area, but there are also iconic foods that are unique to the state. Here are some of the iconic foods that Massachusetts is known for that you should try:

  • Lobster Rolls
  • Fried Clams
  • Clam Chowder
  • Fluffernutters
  • Baked Stuffed Scrod
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Apple Cider Doughnuts

Here’s a previous article with more information about these iconic foods that Massachusetts is known for.

What are some unique desserts in Massachusetts?

While Massachusetts is known for its seafood, desserts are really popular in the state. Here are some unique desserts in Massachusetts that the locals love: 

  • Boston Cream Pie
  • NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) Wafers
  • Taza Artisan Chocolate
  • Frozen Hoagies
  • Cannoli
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Indian Pudding
  • Rhubarb Pie

Here’s a previous article discussing some of these unique desserts in Massachusetts.