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Lester's Roadside BBQ

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376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Jefferson, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brisket wrap will fill you for the day then some. Ate lunch there with a real Texan and we both were impressed with the taste. Like going down south... Without going down south. Nice quick lunch service! Sweet tea was ok not super sweet.

Thank friznizzle
Billerica, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost wound up in the hospital from choking because of the pepper on the chicken. The skin was absolutely inedible. Thigh/leg piece had very little meat on it. Mac n cheese which was one of my favorites was mushy, and sweet potatoes were bland. Their signature ribs were dry and also overloaded with pepper. Dirty rice was not very good... More 

Thank Outbacklover
Santiago, Chile
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We got a tip from a colleague to try the brisket, but we were in the mood for ribs. They have these nice St. Louis smoked ribs that were just the way I like them: chewy, flavorful and all around delicious. As I don't live in the US, I know my comparison is spotty at best with other, more known... More 

Thank TheBlackCondor
Boston, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Im not a BBQ girl, but we had them cater a BBQ party and everyone loved it...they served from Corn..to Corn Bread..and everything inbetween.. Ribs were great too

Thank nags48
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you are looking for amazing BBQ look no further. The service is fantastic, the food is amazing... Collard greens, Potato Salad and Brisket were all top notch! Had BBQ in Dallas and found that Lester's wins hands down! Ask for the fat not to be trimmed off and trim some off at the table. The bark on the brisket... More 

Thank ProudMama2nj
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Lets start off with the service - most friendly and polite - food is average at best - ribs were tough not fall off the bone as one would like - Brisket was the best - juicy and tasty but little bbq flavor - chicken was a tad dry and had way too much hot pepper in the rub -... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Lester's is what you want in a BBQ place - nothing fancy, good food, easy going. I was especially impressed by the staff... extremely courteous while also being very conscientious about cleaning up. Very tasty. Be sure to find the sauces... they're a little hidden but you've really missed out if you don't find them.

Thank LexGSR
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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249 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

worse cole slaw ever, bbq flavor on the brisket was not appealing, Ribs were overcooked Dry, Mac n cheese off flavored . beverages where stale, unknown producer. Restroom was Horrible - Broken toilet (someone attempted repairs and failed.

Thank Weevaluate
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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love the charm this place offers. Just like what a real BBQ joint should be, it's non pretentious. I work down the street so my coworkers and I visit for lunch every once in a while. Their ribs and chicken combo plates are a bit on the pricey side but there is always a coupon online. You can even... More 

Thank Kim-Marie
Burlington, MA
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stopped off here after a Red Sox game. We split a rack of St. Louis ribs. They were described as Dry Rub but I prefer fall off the bone ribs and these weren't. They were tasty. At an earlier visit I had a BBQ'd 1/2 chicken, and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank bonvivant2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 781-221-7427

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