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Lester's Roadside BBQ

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376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
+1 781-221-7427
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This BBQ place is off the beaten path but worth finding. It offers a full array of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and a large selection of sides. You order at the counter from a menu board but the food is brought to your table. Food was very good as was the friendly service and prices are reasonable. The place was... More 

Thank Michael M
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I drive by Lester's every day on my way to and from work and have wanted to stop but never have. My family was looking for takeout tonight and I thought it would be great to try it. The pulled pork was just ok - no BBQ sauce with it. We even got the takeout pack that says it's included.... More 

Thank familyof5inma
Billerica, MA
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

You will be surprised by this place = it used to be a McDonald's building, and it was converted over to a BBQ restaurant. ATMOSPHERE: Small place for sure. Smells AMAZING in there = best BBQ/smoky smell around. I'd suggest takeout, but although the place is small, it does have several tables. And they do serve beer/alcohol, and that was... More 

Thank KenG_Review
Jefferson, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

1 Thank jab1225
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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

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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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-221-7427

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