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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great lunch special combos and best chopped BBQ beef brisket

I love the charm this place offers. Just like what a real BBQ joint should be, it's non pretentious. I work down the street so my coworkers and I visit for lunch every once in a while. Their ribs and chicken combo plates are a bit on the pricey side but there is always a coupon online. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Kim-Marie
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Boston
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

worse cole slaw ever, bbq flavor on the brisket was not appealing, Ribs were overcooked Dry, Mac n cheese off flavored . beverages where stale, unknown producer. Restroom was Horrible - Broken toilet (someone attempted repairs and failed.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love the charm this place offers. Just like what a real BBQ joint should be, it's non pretentious. I work down the street so my coworkers and I visit for lunch every once in a while. Their ribs and chicken combo plates are a bit on the pricey side but there is always a coupon online. You can even... More 

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Thank Kim-Marie
Burlington, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stopped off here after a Red Sox game. We split a rack of St. Louis ribs. They were described as Dry Rub but I prefer fall off the bone ribs and these weren't. They were tasty. At an earlier visit I had a BBQ'd 1/2 chicken, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Thank bonvivant2
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank KeithM4
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank ProudMama2nj
Falmouth, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Craig M
Beverly, mass
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Thank M M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Joe D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?