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Smokestack Urban Barbecue

139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 363-1111
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Ranked #14 of 512 restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Holden, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times. Service is always good, food is always great and atmosphere is always a buzz. Great burgers, sandwiches, and ribs! Save room for desert the redneck sundae is to die for.... The restaurant is very busy especially on weekends so going early or later is good. They do not take reservations for parties... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

First, the positive...the drinks were good. I had the frozen raspberry lemonade that was yummy. The root beer and smuttynose IPA were good. We ordered the BBQ Mac and cheese for an app that came out luke warm and bland. The Reuben was tasty, but the flavor of the brisket was lost and dry. The fries came out cold and... More

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Granted, Worcester isn't exactly a BBQ mecca. But, Smokestack does a great job of creating a relaxed, yet fun atmosphere while serving up some pretty darn good food. I've enjoyed all of the smoked meats here (ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken). The smoke flavor was strong, but balanced. The texture was great -- tender, without being mushy. The sides are... More

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Second time at the Smokestack and both times I said after the meal why don't I come here more often? The prices are right the portions are huge and the food is great. I had the Pull Pork dinner and not only was the pulled pork tender and great but there was just no way I was finishing the meal... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had a road race in Worcester and we were looking for a quick bite. I could smell this place from a mile away. It was hot, so we opted for a quick bite and some apps. The beef brisket Reuben was a great twist on a classic. Hot BBQ seasoned potato chips with a great dip was great. Even my... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

First time at this place and I will be back. I brought Dad and my teenage son for Father's Day lunch. We could smell the smoked food from the moment we exited our car in the parking lot...yum. Inside the restaurant had a fun, youthful vibe. Got a little loud when it filled up. That was fine for me and... More

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Central Mass
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This was the best BBQ I have had in a while. The brisket was superb, the chicken wings very good, the ribs were tasty, the chicken was good. All three sauces were quite good, not usually a fan of Carolina sauce but I liked theirs. For $20.99 I got a combo platter with two sides. Also ordered a dozen wings... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've been here 3 times. Once when they were on Canal street and twice at their current location on Green street(formally sq. One and formerly Block 5). I ordered the food the first time on Canal, and the food was great! They had the best Jambalaya soup! I recently ordered it again a couple of months back and it was... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went with a group of 10 friends from work. We were amazed at the service, the food was awesome and had a great experience overall! Going back to share with family...

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Smokestack BBQ had their outdoor bar open yesterday so we watched the Bruins game from there. We shared a pulled pork sandwich topped with apple slaw (yum) & sweet potato fries as well as Ain't your Momma's Fried Chicken, 4 pieces of fried chicken (cereal crusted?) w/ great mac & cheese and very good collard greens. It was so nice... More

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