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Tennessee's Real BBQ

260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 977-9977
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Ranked #10 of 147 restaurants in Peabody
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Sep 23, 2013
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84% Recommend
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English first
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Great BBQ food! Pulled pork corn bread and Mac n cheese are a must! You order upfront and bring into your own table. Prices are pretty fair. Most meals are about $12-$16 worth a try for lunch or dinner

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

As you walk in to Tennessee's you've got some saucy blues playing, not much vocal chatter but I could see lotsa guests' lips smackin and jaws chawin on fresh bodacious 'cue. There is a three meat item, "oink, Cackle and Moo" that I had with burnt end brisket (down home good) pulled pork and some memphis ribs. 3 sides came... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Finally made a point to try Tennesee's and SO glad we did! At almost 10 months pregnant Tennesee's was a pregnant woman's meaty dream. My husband and I each had the 'oink, cackle and moo' platter. I highly recommend the Memphis Ribs - they are out of this world, best ribs around. The chicken was succulent, too. The brisket was... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I just used Tennesse's to cater my husband's 40th birthday celebration. It was fabulous. The party was a surprise and they were great about being discreet. They arrived on time, had everythign they were supposed to and got set up quickly. The food was fabulous! Everythign was perfectly cooked and seasoned and our guests raved about the food. I would... More

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