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Tennessee's Real BBQ

260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 977-9977
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Ranked #31 of 148 restaurants in Peabody
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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30 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Swampscott, Mass.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good food in large portions @ fair prices Casual dining with booths and friendly staff. Everything available for eat in or carry out

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When I saw the restuarant as listed as one of the better ones in Peabody MA I had to try it, being from TN. The service was great as was the food, and lots on your plate. I can't believe I ate the whole thing. Lots of UT paraphanlia on the walls! Fun!

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Vogar, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

One of my best restaurant visits ever, period. Does not look like much when you get there but man, they know how to barbeque. Everything we had was perfect, however their selection of sodas was a bit disapointing. But the food is great and this is a must go place if you are up in Peabody, highly reccomended. Cant wait... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

When you walk in the door of this restaurant you can tell that their food is going to be good. The pleasant smell of wood smoke tells you that they don't cut corners or use artificial ingredients in their cooking. The baby back ribs are WONDERFUL, the baked sweet potatoes are really good, the Dixie chicken is great...and the price... More

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Malden, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food was very good, prices good and atmosphere is okay. Self-service. Wish there were better drinks to choose.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We go here from time to time and always leave happy. I come from a family of Great Southern cooks, my Mother is from NC and makes the BEST Fried Chicken and Pecan Pie in the World.......but even she doesn't make cornbread as moist and delicious, and I've got to admit my Collards aren't as good as Tennessee BBQ. If... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've been a satisfied customer for fifteen years. Their Memphis ribs are meaty, smoky and lean. Their slow smoking process gets rid of most of the fat, so don't bother with the baby back ribs. The brisket is also top notch. Based on my rib research, they have no competition.

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Lodi, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ate here after reading the reviews that other people posted on Tripadvisor and we were very glad that we did...I had the half chicken with corn bread, corn on the cob and mashed potatoes that were wonderful. My wife had the pulled chicken bbq that she said was delicious. They have an area were you can get more BBQ... More

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