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Sweet Cheeks Q

#181 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Fenway / Kenmore
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1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617-266-1300
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious BBQ in the heart of Boston

Wonderful BBQ! I had the pulled pork and my companion had the brisket. Both meats were very tasty. The farmers salad was wonderful and such a nice compliment to the pulled pork. I could have done without the baked beans. We also got an order of fried okra for an appetizer and it was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
TravelinDJA
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Northfield, Massachusetts
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  • Late Night
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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169 reviews 169 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

If you need a quick bbq fix in the city stop by for a bite to eat. The portion size is good, yet the sauces could be a bit closer to the styles you would find in authentic bbq joints of the South and midAmerica. The veggies were good as was the service.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant went above our expectations! We were so excited to try it and we can't wait to go back. Biscuits were so light and fluffy and fried green tomatoes were spicy and good. Everyone got all different meats....ribs fell of the bone. But it was the sides that were off the charts. From the Mac and cheese, to cheesy... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food at Sweet Cheeks is superb, the service was great, and the atmosphere was fun. My daughter and I managed to get in for lunch as one of Boston's blizzards was beginning. Despite the beginning of the storm, the meal was perfect!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The biscuits are huge, buttery and melt in your mouth. They come with honey butter that is also amazing. My favorite side dish is the farm salad. The smoked meat is done just right. Great place to bring small kids since the atmosphere is pretty noisy, no one will be bothered by a fussing/crying/screaming baby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Sweet Cheeks is generally packed, and with good reason: This is the best bbq place in the area. Everything is terrific, including the salads.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Just celebrated my birthday with lunch at Sweet Cheeks Q - PERFECT. I had the pork belly with the farmer's salad - outstanding. We started with their signature biscuits that is a 'must have' when you dine at Sweet Cheeks. The service is excellent and you never feel rushed. We splurged and the three of us split two desserts, butterscotch... More 

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Northfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderful BBQ! I had the pulled pork and my companion had the brisket. Both meats were very tasty. The farmers salad was wonderful and such a nice compliment to the pulled pork. I could have done without the baked beans. We also got an order of fried okra for an appetizer and it was delicious! Granted this establishment is a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited here to order / collect a take-out meal when I was staying in a nearby hotel. Looks awesome from the outside, with all the comfort food BBQ staples on the menu. Looks like a great place for a sit-down meal, but the same menu is available take out. Service was friendly, pricing quite high ( on a par with... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was a perfect idea to come here after the hockey game at TD Garden and have the delicious meat soak up all the beer! The place is quite neat with the south west style decor. Food presentation was pretty cool and my pulled pork was great! Not too much.. not too little! I recommend! Thumbs up! Yeehaw!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Came here with a business associate during a trip. We started off with the biskets and they were very good (everything the reviews said they would be). I then had the ribs and brisket. The brisket was very fatty even though I requested a lean cut. The rib meat was dry and by no means did it fall off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: 617-266-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?