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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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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 13
    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
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The brisket sandwich $7.99 with side is especially delicious and can't be beat. BBQ pulled pork, sweet mashed potatoes also delicious. The sweet and sour sauce was particularly good and complimented the pulled pork perfectly. Worth the 25min drive out of Boston for BBQ lovers. Haven't had better brisket in town than this! Very friendly and helpful service. (Didn't try... More 

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Boston, MA
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've been Lester's fans for years. We used to go there all the time for lunch and loved it. We haven't been in a while but when we planned to have family over for some good BBQ, Lester's was our first choice. We ordered a quart of pulled pork, pulled chicken, and chopped beef a couple of days in advance.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?