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Lester's Roadside BBQ

376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-7427
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Ranked #50 of 104 restaurants in Burlington
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Boston, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Was in Burlington, MA on business and found this place. Really great atmosphere and nice people. Food was good and beer selection was great. Had the ribs and brisket. yum, yum

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I love BBQ, and used to think Lesters was the best in the area. I had not been for a while so dropped in today, I was very disappointed. The brisket was served as a pile of very fatty chunks of meat, not neatly sliced as it should. The meat between the fat was tasteless, no pink smoke ring anywhere... More

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

.. in the boston area, I think this is definitely in the top 5. If you go there once, you won't hesitate to go again. And there is nothing like it as good that I have visited in the Burlington area. Give it a try.

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lowell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Food is decent, prices are ok but the staff is kids who are rude. Drove by and stopped today to give it another try...This will be my last trip here, nothing has changed. Staff has more fun talking about thier night before than to the customers, I felt uncomfortable just ordering.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was craving some BBQ and came upon Lester's. I ordered the half slab with a side of slaw and a. Side of pickles. The pickles were recommended by the cashier. Well...I was totally disappointed with my over priced meal. The ribs were nothing special. I tried all three of there sauces hoping to jazz them up. The pickles...I would... More

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Boston
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lester's is close by and we enjoy coming here every now and then. Their brisket and ribs are good. Chicken is a bit dry. Several types of BBQ sauces available on the side.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've had some good luck here at times, but it definitely can be inconsistent in terms of the quality of food. Probably has something to do with the time I've ordered.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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370 reviews 370 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Not normally the biggest fan of BBQ but my partner and I thought we'd give Lester's a try. I loved the decor and all the old advertising. I ordered (I thought) a wrap but ended up with a pretty boring brisket sandwich and some delicious smashed potatoes and gravy while my partner got a chicken wrap (minus the rice that... More

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I recently enjoyed an early dinner at Lester's Roadside BBQ in Wilmington, MA. The restaurant is clean, and the service was friendly. I ordered the pulled pork platter with mac & cheese and BBQ beans for the sides. Also, an iced tea to drink. The service size was good, and the pork had a really nice smokey flavor. The three... More

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