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All 22 Rowley Restaurants

American Barbecue

Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
(978) 948-2626
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Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Rowley
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This place is an all time top hole-in-the-wall. We've been multiple times and are consistently shocked at how authentic and delicious their southern barbecue menu is. We've never had a bad meal, the price is right, and little spoken fact about this place: Their French fries are the best in New England. Go. Just go.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

From the extensive menu, I picked two meats with two sides. The sausages were tender and juicy as were the ribs. My sides of home made potato chips and mac n cheese were just the right compliment to the meal. Add a cold beer and you have a great meal. Place is very clean. I love the fact that a... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I write from the perspective of a former huge fan and regular customer of the restaurant. I got take out food on a Friday night at least once a month years ago before friends in Rowley moved away. I also have introduced at least 20 people to this restaurant over the years. I went for the first time in several... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Arrived in the midst of ferocious T storms; luckily though the lights flickered the cook persisted. The results were great brisket, pulled pork, and jerk chicken. Nice surroundings and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with how fantastic the food was. The meat falls of the one of the ribs. The corn bread is a large fresh moist portion of goodness. I highly recommend going here.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our family love American BBQ and are frequent visitors there. My husband and I go to Austin Texas often and are spoiled by the BBQ down there (Oh how I love that Franklin BBQ) but the best we've had in New England is definitely American BBQ. We have used them to cater numerous times and each time is better and... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been here several times and have ordered a variety of the dishes offered. I especially like the ribs, pulled port and brisket. The side dishes are fresh and well-prepared too. It's an unexpected surprise here on the North Shore.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have been here multiple times!! This place is fantastic and we ALWAYS have a great meal! The options are great- so many ways from sandwiches to plates. Plenty of options for the kids too! The beef and pork are always great , I love the chicken! Would recommend this to anyone. As many times as we have been i... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I stopped in here recently for take out while in Rowley. I ordered the three-meat plate to share with some friends, which was more than enough food for all of us). Ribs and brisket were great. I wasn't that excited about the sausages for they were very salty. They have a GF menu, which was great for me. It seems... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I'm from North Carolina and I love my "Q". I was overjoyed when my family brought us here for some good old fashioned BBQ. The food was great, the sides were plenty and the atmosphere was wonderful. The only problem was that I didn't have enough room left to try one of their delicious looking deserts. Oh well I'm sure... More 

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Additional Information about American Barbecue

Address: Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
Phone Number: (978) 948-2626
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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