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98 Middle St, Lowell, MA 01852-1813
978-441-2278
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth the money

I had the half rack of ribs which were very good. The sauce they put on them is to die for. My wife had the chicken pot pie which was homemade and very good. The sweet potato fries are better than average and the beans while not barbecue are below average, it would be nice if they offered true... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2013
Andrew S
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went for the Pats Game, stayed for the Burger. The new cook (Big A) really knows how to cook up innovative BBQ food. The burger was one of the best I have had ever, and the Steak Fries are fresh and HUGE as your fingers, delicious! Stop by also for the extensive beer list, and a good selection on tap.

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Rock Tavern, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Nachos were way good! -- ribs weren't bad... Cold Harpoon on draft -- love it. Nice atmosphere and decent service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have only ever been to the Smokehouse to go out dancing on Saturday nights. My friends and I love the atmosphere here, it beats parking and driving into Boston (though it won't be Boston clubs ;) ). Its easy to visit without a big hassle of traveling and over-priced cover (ladies free, men $5). Anyway the place is pretty... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had the half rack of ribs which were very good. The sauce they put on them is to die for. My wife had the chicken pot pie which was homemade and very good. The sweet potato fries are better than average and the beans while not barbecue are below average, it would be nice if they offered true barbecue... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Pleasant wait staff, very attentive. Good choice of beer on tap. Very tasty entrees (pot roast dinner was delicious, as was the chicken pot pie.) VERY GOOD VALUE. If in Lowell again, will stop by for a bite.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This place used to be great. They just changed their name so they wont be confused with their other locations.. that's what the bartender told us -- the Lowell location is more "clubby" and less restaurant. Well the new menu sure reflects that. We went here about a year or so ago and the place was packed, menu was large,... More 

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boston, ma
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, has potential to be a cool BBQ place but the food was really lacking. Ordered the ribs. Definitely wasn't smoked in house or anything special. The placed smelled more like paint then BBQ. The cornbread was decent. Our waitress left us alone. I wouldn't recommend coming here if you are looking for good BBQ... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is in downtown Lowell and has an inviting atmousphere. However the BBQ was really not great. I got a full rack of ribs and they were really nothing special. The sauce tasted just a little too much like ketchup.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

No smoke flavor, a tasteless barbeque sauce, and they only offer one sauce, and hair in your food all equate to this being a very bad place if you are craving barbeque. Stay away unless you plan on drinking only as the bar is quite nice and inviting, and the beer cold.

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Surfside, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Our brains were full and out stomachs empty after a day in the National Park. We were wandering without compass for a place to eat when we came upon the Village Smoke House. It was early and the place was fairly empty so we took a seat at the bar. Unsure of what beer or wine to order, the bartender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Middle St, Lowell, MA 01852-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: 978-441-2278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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