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Commonwealth BBQ

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659 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
+1 508-384-9676
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Little gem of a take out restaurant

I pass by this understated take out place daily, and only recently started buying food there as a Texan told me it was the closest thing to Texas BBQ he had eaten since moving to New England. It resembles and old drive up restaurant and getting in and out can be a little tricky during busy driving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
halliecassie
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I pass by this understated take out place daily, and only recently started buying food there as a Texan told me it was the closest thing to Texas BBQ he had eaten since moving to New England. It resembles and old drive up restaurant and getting in and out can be a little tricky during busy driving hours, but the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been here a few times now...over an hour drive from my family's residence in Rhode Island... I'd drive twice as far for the chicken sandwich and I'm not exaggerating...lol~ Smoky, charbroiled, juicy deliciousness... It has literally set me up for failure while ordering something similar elsewhere... it simply will not compare. We've tried just about everything on the menu... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you like BBQ, and you are within an hour, this is a must! I have tried several items and they all are better than expected. The owner, Christopher Vieira, has hit a home run with the restaurant. Nothing fancy, but the food is absolutely delicious. The corn bread is awesome, as is the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich. I will... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ordered the three meat platter,your choice of meats. Comes with three sides, good size portions. Pulled pork was tender and juicy. I felt the meat could use more flavor. The brisket is cut very thin, some pulled apart easily, some were a little chewy. The meat had nice smoke ring, that to I felt could use more seasoning. The pulled... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Found this little BBQ shack by accident. I have had plenty of BBQ from all over and plenty from down south, but this place gets it done right. Nothing fancy, but if you like Q, this is the place. The Commonwealth pulled pork is the best I have ever had.

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Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Commonwealth BBQ has great barbecued meats & a small selection of tasty sauces - the owner traveled throughout the south trying recipes before opening up here. Slow cooked in the traditional manner, meats are fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy. Take out only, no indoor seating. Outdoor seating available under a semi-shaded area with worn (and sometimes sticky) picnic tables, but the... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I stopped here based on a sign on the interstate! What a great find. This is excellent BBQ. I had chicken and my wife had the brisket. Both were cooked to perfection! Even the sweet potato fries were crisp and tasty. This is not a sit down restaurant, but it has lots of picnic tables for eating... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped here after the outlets before we headed back to CT. The food was excellent, reasonably priced and came out pretty quickly. We loved the picnic tables even if that nerd reviewer who gave it 1 star didn't. Rate it for what it is not what it isn't.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not too much to look at but the food is very tasty, the service is friendly, my kids love the hot sauce. Strictly take-out in winter , picnic tables in the summer.

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Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I called to see if there was seating for 4 and easy informed that it was picnic tables outside. With a Wind Chill of -10 it ain't happening. With such rave reviews, the need to consider expansion.

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Christopher V, Owner at Commonwealth BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are a seasonal restaurant that stays open year round for two reasons..... first to make sure if you have a great BBQ craving, you can satisfy it, and secondly to keep our staff of 20+ employed rather than send them to the unemployment line every winter. Part of our appeal is the authenticity of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 659 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wrentham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-384-9676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?