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Tennessee's Real BBQ

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260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960-1502
+1 978-977-9977
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to have BBQ, period. The reason I gave it an average rating is because it is average for a good BBQ place. Yea, maybe I am a wanna be critic.... but I have experienced BBQ Nirvana. You know what I mean... think about the best BBQ you ever had..... Yup, there it is. You never... More 

Thank Maui-Honu
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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134 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Tennessee's has great BBQ from the pulled pork to brisket, all of their offerings are terrific. We especially enjoy the cucumber side dish and usually double the order this when have two sides. The have wonderful sauces that you serve yourself in this 'rustic style' eatery.This restaurant has been here for a couple of decades and no wonder why it... More 

Thank Don W
boca raton
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260 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I had a strange request to see the brisket because in New England I keep getting some weird non-brisket when I order brisket and am tired of it esp when I came from the south. I was given burnt ends and point cut, finally some actual flavor. The mac n cheese is the thinner style elbow mac but not overpowering.... More 

Thank theused72588
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

After enjoying great seafood during a family vacation to Boston, Tennessee's BBQ was a great change up. The food was really good. Probably the BBQ I have ever tasted in the Northeast.

Thank DTM8
Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We shared the two meat platter and it was plenty of food. Delicious beef brisket!! Moist and flavorful and did not need sauce although we tried their various types. Watermelon was sweet and sweet corn was delicious. Mac n cheese was good but not as delicious as meat.

Thank Mandie S
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I have to write this one up, and it's not going to be pleasant. I call the restaurant and ask specifically --- Do you sell "Burnt Ends" For folks who don't know Burnt Ends are flavorful pieces of meat cut from the point half of a smoked brisket. A traditional part of Kansas City barbecue, burnt ends are considered a... More 

Thank Spcledtnta
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

When coming back from Boston heading home, I try and stop in . Most times the traffic is just too heavy and I do not turn off. I particularly love their brisket and my wife loves their pulled pork. Their beef ribs and Memphis style ribs are superb. Great selection of sides. I especially like the cucumber salad, dirty rice... More 

Thank proracegear
Danvers, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

A few years back, a friend and I were on a little kick trying to find the best BBQ place in the entire Boston area, and we would make some fairly long treks with an eye on sampling various popular places. And yet not one of those places in my opinion really topped the ribs or the sides that you... More 

Thank Bill190190
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant interior looked like a BBQ place should. Ribs very good. Pull pork also very good. Sauces were excellent. Well worth the try if you are in Peabody. I will visit again when in area.

Thank Paisan7
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Sunday afternoon. 40 people. Ordered 40 meals (way too much), Baby back ribs - great; Pulled pork - great; brisket-very very good. Potato salad and slaw excellent. and cornbread also. They wrapped watermelon dessert in individual bags, great idea for serving and keeping fresh. Delivered on time, professional and friendly.

Thank mew01921

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
  • Phone Number: +1 978-977-9977

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