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Tennessee's Real BBQ

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260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 977-9977
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good BBQ

Restaurant interior looked like a BBQ place should. Ribs very good. Pull pork also very good. Sauces were excellent. Well worth the try if you are in Peabody. I will visit again when in area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Paisan7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When coming back from Boston heading home, I try and stop in . Most times the traffic is just too heavy and I do not turn off. I particularly love their brisket and my wife loves their pulled pork. Their beef ribs and Memphis style ribs are superb. Great selection of sides. I especially like the cucumber salad, dirty rice... More 

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Thank proracegear
Danvers, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few years back, a friend and I were on a little kick trying to find the best BBQ place in the entire Boston area, and we would make some fairly long treks with an eye on sampling various popular places. And yet not one of those places in my opinion really topped the ribs or the sides that you... More 

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Thank Bill190190
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant interior looked like a BBQ place should. Ribs very good. Pull pork also very good. Sauces were excellent. Well worth the try if you are in Peabody. I will visit again when in area.

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Thank Paisan7
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Sunday afternoon. 40 people. Ordered 40 meals (way too much), Baby back ribs - great; Pulled pork - great; brisket-very very good. Potato salad and slaw excellent. and cornbread also. They wrapped watermelon dessert in individual bags, great idea for serving and keeping fresh. Delivered on time, professional and friendly.

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Thank mew01921
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Well, where to begin, it was late and were shopping in the area. My wife had been there before so BBQ sounded good to me. A little place with great BBQ food! Lots of choices but decided to try Chicken n' Memphis Ribs combo, came with 3 sides. I chose potato salad, green beans, and cucumber salad. All three were... More 

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Thank John D
Clarks Summit, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Counter service but plenty of seats. Many locals here. Everything was delicious even the sides especially the ribs and pulled pork. Beer available, Our family of five shared four dinners with a few leftovers.

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Thank Mom3kids2birds1hubby
Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Massachusetts isn't known for great BBQ, but this place is. Went there for lunch and got the Blue's rib combo. I wanted to see which of their ribs were the best. I found that they are all great. I enjoyed the Memphis ribs the most, but the Baby Backs were terrific too. The BBQ beans were very good and my... More 

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Thank JandS_from_Mass
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've had Southern soul food BBQ many times in the South, but it was a surprise to find it so far north. They have successfully imported an authentic Southern flavor to the North Shore of Boston - bravo! The collard greens and smoked wings are amazing. This is a must visit place if you're in Peabody and you're looking for... More 

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Thank thetravelingman67
Swampscott, Mass.
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stop in on my way home from work to grab some BBQ pork to take home. Had eaten here in the past and food is OK, albeit a bit overpriced. Tonight when I walked in there was a family of four eating, and they were the only ones in the restaurant. I knew what i wanted and went right to... More 

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Thank Henry C
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Great choices. A bit pricey but overall fun atmosphere. Do not expect the staff to know lots of info on the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
  • Phone Number: (978) 977-9977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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