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1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (Fenway / Kenmore)
617-266-1300
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Ranked #131 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to go down south and eat all their BBQ. This is one of the closest things I have gotten to that. I love the ribs there and all the different sauces they have. The biscuits are to die for and are addicting, so be careful or you will fill up before your meal gets to you.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The food is not that great, and is very expensive. The place is very crowded with little space to sit. We paid $60/head for a party of 12 and we did not have a great food. Not worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Took the boys to Sweet Cheeks for a "last meal" prior to my son's departure to Paris. Had a reservation for 4 and were seated right away. Very crowded and noisy on a Thursday night. Waiter was friendly and initially quite attentive, but as the dinner wore own he became side tracked with other tables. Started with the much hailed... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went to Sweet Cheeks after doing a quick on-line search for Boston BBQ. We were not disappointed. We were traveling with our adult kids, and looking for something to appeal to everyone. We had reserved in advance and we were ushered to our table as soon as we arrived. It was a busy dinner hour (6:30 ish) all tables were... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We loved the ribs.....as good as we've had in the MidWest. Too bad they don't include sides with the entrees. Even the biscuits are separate and pricey.....and way too big if you're having an entree. The baked beans could have been tastier and less tough.....more like Boston Baked Beans would have been good! But this was a great place to... More 

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New England
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303 reviews 303 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here, but not so much because the meats were any better than other BBQ spots we’ve been to, but rather, it’s because Sweet Cheeks offers a BBQ experience, not just good food - it offers up the whole package, offering the components of a dinner out at a fun but elevated spot - there’s lots of... More 

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to lunch here today and it was DELISH! The Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Cole Slaw was yummo as was the generous portion of Beef Brisket and tater salad. We didn't leave hungry that's for sure! Our waiter and staff we encountered were nice too! We certainly will be back again when we're in Beantown at the Fenway! THANKS GUYS! :)

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you love BBQ, you will absolutely love this place. If you think BBQ is just "alright" then you may not enjoy this restaurant. I will say that the farm salad (one of the cold scoops) is really tasty and unique and the biscuits are AMAZING. Overall, a fun restaurant, good environment, and good food.

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Wellesley, MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

While the BBQ at Sweet Cheeks is good (okay, good for these part of the country, not REAL BBQ country), what saved this review are the fried chicken and biscuits - both among the best anywhere. First the Q. We order the Fat Cheek - 3 pieces each of 3 choice of meats - that ended up as a LOT... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went there a few weeks ago with some friends on a Friday night. Figured we would get there early. Went to Beerworks for a beer at 5 and the plan was to get to this place at 5:30....Well one beer led to another and we got to Sweet Cheeks at 6 and there was already a 45 minute wait. So,... More 

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Address: 1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-266-1300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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