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Lester's Roadside BBQ

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376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
781-221-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Thank nags48
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank ProudMama2nj
OCEANSIDE
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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LexGSR
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank LexGSR
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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237 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Weevaluate
Boston
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Burlington, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank bonvivant2
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have heard good things about Lester's and had a chance to check them out myself. It's a good sign when you can smell the smoke when you're getting out of the car - no pre-packaged stuff here. I had the burnt ends platter. Brisket can be tough to do right. Too many places dry it out. Here even the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was our first stop after the airport for a bite to eat and WOW! The brisket is AMAZING!! We had the brisket, pulled pork and the sausage, corn bread, beans, and the potato salad.... Great portions and great value for your money, for sure!! Definitely going back!

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Thank ProudMama2nj
Falmouth, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

**This review is for the remote location on Hansom Air Force Base just outside the Nexus.** This BBQ was some of the best I had in Massachusetts yet. I had their pulled pork and their mac and cheese and I wanted to go back for seconds. I ate here 3 of the 5 days I spent training on HAFB but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?