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American Barbecue

Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
(978) 948-2626
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Rowley
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had the pleasure of eating at this establishment when we were on our way to Byfield. We are from Kentucky and appreciate good BBQ. This is no exception. We were promptly waited on and served the most delicious ribs. The service was limited but the generous portions more than made up for it. The cornbread was exceptional. You must... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I am sorry that a previous reviewer had such a bad experience......so unlike all the times I've come here. Almost makes me wonder off the manager was on vacation that week. A no frills place for sure; but comfortable and entertaining. There are sometimes peanut shells/dust from the free peanuts, but I have never experienced this place as 'dirty'. The... More

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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155 reviews 155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a fun place when you've had your fill of fried seafood. It felt like we were time-warped to BBQ land instead of the Massachusetts seacoast. You order at the counter, get a table - inside or out - and wait for your order. We both had the six ribs plate with two sides and a big hunk of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We've been passing this place by for years, and finally decided it was time to try it out. We ordered dinners: 1 brisket, 1 pulled pork. This barbecue is good old-fashioned wood-smoked, Memphis style. The dinners came with 2 sides and cornbread - a nice variety - and cornbread. The meats were tender and moist, sauces tangy, the sides very... More

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