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Lester's Roadside BBQ

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376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-7427
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Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good BBQ

Not a chain. Set up like a 1960 gas station, with old signs and even some (non-functional) gas pumps at the entrance. Order at the counter and go sit at a table. They'll bring you your tray within five minutes. Several beers available..

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Duncan M
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Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Found this out of the way treat on advice of a friend. What a wonderful smoke house . Classic sides served in an unassuming manner. Simple is best here. Polite charming service and advice on what's good and specials of the day. The smoked wings are next level fantastic . Try it all . I will be back

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow! The best smoked wings I've had. Anywhere. Ever. No sauce. Just smoke. A dry wing with so much flavour that putting anything on it would be an insult. Had the three meat platter and everything was excellent. Pulled pork was perfect. Incredible flavour and not swimming in sauce like some places. Of course all of their sauces are from... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not a chain. Set up like a 1960 gas station, with old signs and even some (non-functional) gas pumps at the entrance. Order at the counter and go sit at a table. They'll bring you your tray within five minutes. Several beers available..

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Billerica MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

meat is fatty and overdone veggies are cooked so long they are like mush. nicely decorated and comfortable to eat there. wish the food was better

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We recently returned to Lesters after searching for good BBQ at another restaurants in this area. We were pleasantly surprised with their delicious, flavorful BBQ. Since then, we have returned a couple of times. Our experience has been great for each visit. We have ordered brisket, pulled pork, mac and cheese. Can't beat their crunchy coleslaw and flavorful baked beans.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Even the swarm of flies buzzing around our table and landing on our plates and cups could not distract us from the mediocre food. The ribs were way overcooked. Neither of us ordered burnt ends, but the ribs looked and tasted like that anyway. Truly awful ribs. How do you screw up ribs this much? How do you call yourself... More 

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NYC
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I stopped here for dinner on my way up to Acadia. It was a thursday night and empty. Service was quick. The wait staff were nice and talked with us about the area and life. The food was excellent. It's some of the best BBQ I've had in this area of the country. I had the pulled pork, I'll have... More 

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Gill, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to Lester's after reading "Best of Boston" review. Had the pulled pork w/2 sides - collard greens and dirty rice. Came w/ cornbread. Also had a pint of Ipswich Ale. It was all excellent - more than I could eat. The bill was only $16 and change. Really good food and prices. Can't understand why there isn't a line... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had the all-you-can-eat special, offered on Wed. from 5-8 and Sunday from 12-8. $16.99 for AYCE ribs, chicken wings, and two sides. They do it kind of funny. You order it at the counter and then you sit and they bring you out three ribs (wet or dry), three chicken wings (sauce or no sauce, mostly only drumsticks), and two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very good homemade pulled pork, cornbread and Cole slaw. Homemade pickles and sauce. Will be back to try the ribs and have a beer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 781-221-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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