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

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    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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boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A very good meal and the BBq was great. We had 6 people and the service was very good. I gad the bison meal, which was fabulous. Loved the cole slaw, baked beans were also good. A very fun, laid back atmosphere with very nice people and great food. Will be back. 0

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant had a saloon style feel with a Tex/Mex touch. We stopped in for lunch. The smoked Carolina hot wings were fantastic! I also had the pulled chicken quesadilla which blew my mind! By far the best quesadilla I've ever had! Everyone at our table was very pleased with their meals. Highly recommend to stop in for a bite... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?