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275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 642-9720
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very, Very good lunch

We both had the burrito at the bar. It was huge, delicious and stuffed with chicken. The cole slaw was home made and creamy! Not much ambiance, but that is not what you come here for. Cheap good barbaque is it. We also had the spicy chicken wings which had just the right amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
SALEM_JOHN
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Salem, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Salem, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We both had the burrito at the bar. It was huge, delicious and stuffed with chicken. The cole slaw was home made and creamy! Not much ambiance, but that is not what you come here for. Cheap good barbaque is it. We also had the spicy chicken wings which had just the right amount of fire. a definate cheak and... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I come to Waltham for business a lot and I have grown tired of most of the restaurants on Moody's . So when I feel like a good down to earth diner, I go to bison county. I love their chicken wings made on the bbq. It feels so good not to eat them fried! The ribs are also to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a great find on Moody Street in Waltham. Casual BBQ joint befitting the food choices. Amazing selection of draught and bottled beers with attentive servers and a hands-on owner. Recommend the Cowboys and Indians platter that allows you to combine your choice of slow smoked ribs, brisket, etc., along with authentic sides. My only suggestion is to add a... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Gotta get fried pickles and sweet potato fries! Very good pulled pork and pulled chicken. Definitely worth the calories! Also some good alcoholic beverages like vodka with blueberries and lemonade. Frequent visitor!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stopped in for lunch yesterday (3rd or 4th visit in the last couple years) and felt compelled to put up a positive review. This is a great-yet-relatively-unknown spot, particularly if you like craft beer. The bartenders are big beer (and football) enthusiasts and they have a great selection of rotating taps from mainly top-shelf New England brewers with some outliers... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I've tried the highly touted RedBones, in Somerville, and Blue Ribbon BBQ, in Arlington, and this is my fave. I love the Carolina sauce, and the ribs are very lean. Garlic mashed potatoes are excellent, as are the bbq chicken and the catfish. Small menu, very casual atmosphere, good draft beer selection. This place has consistently delicious food & efficient... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Interesting casual atmosphere. Great beer selection. Good service, though a little too speedy (still eating appetizers when entrees brought out). Food was hit or miss. Bison burger, cucumber salad, fried pickles were definite hits. Arizona egg rolls were okay. Turkey tips and garlic mashed potatoes were bland. The corn bread they give you after seating was delicious.

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Can't beat this place for lots of great food and beers. Offers a varied menu of traditional barbeque selections, buffalo and burgers. Rustic but fun and a bit noisy if busy.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We met a friend for dinner. Service was not outstanding but not terrible. We were brought corn bread and honey butter but no utensils until we asked. Service was a little slow but it was the height of the dinner rush. There was some confusion on our dinner entrees. Two us had the same thing with slight differences and the... More 

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Scotia, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here for dinner and the food was very good!! And we ordered fried pickles as we saw them on the menu and wanted to try them and they were awesome. Staff was very friendly and had kids items on the menu. Would definitely come back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 642-9720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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