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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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic BBQ

I have heard good things about Lester's and had a chance to check them out myself. It's a good sign when you can smell the smoke when you're getting out of the car - no pre-packaged stuff here. I had the burnt ends platter. Brisket can be tough to do right. Too many places dry it out. Here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have heard good things about Lester's and had a chance to check them out myself. It's a good sign when you can smell the smoke when you're getting out of the car - no pre-packaged stuff here. I had the burnt ends platter. Brisket can be tough to do right. Too many places dry it out. Here even the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was our first stop after the airport for a bite to eat and WOW! The brisket is AMAZING!! We had the brisket, pulled pork and the sausage, corn bread, beans, and the potato salad.... Great portions and great value for your money, for sure!! Definitely going back!

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Falmouth, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

**This review is for the remote location on Hansom Air Force Base just outside the Nexus.** This BBQ was some of the best I had in Massachusetts yet. I had their pulled pork and their mac and cheese and I wanted to go back for seconds. I ate here 3 of the 5 days I spent training on HAFB but... More 

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Beverly, mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Pulled pork sandwich was fabulous and the side of dirty rice with beans made an enjoyable lunch. You will not want to leave the aroma of Meat & BBQ sauce!!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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