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Tennessee's Real BBQ

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260 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960-1502
(978) 977-9977
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Well, where to begin, it was late and were shopping in the area. My wife had been there before so BBQ sounded good to me. A little place with great BBQ food! Lots of choices but decided to try Chicken n' Memphis Ribs combo, came with 3 sides. I chose potato salad, green beans, and cucumber salad. All three were... More 

Thank John D
Clarks Summit, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Counter service but plenty of seats. Many locals here. Everything was delicious even the sides especially the ribs and pulled pork. Beer available, Our family of five shared four dinners with a few leftovers.

Thank Mom3kids2birds1hubby
Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Massachusetts isn't known for great BBQ, but this place is. Went there for lunch and got the Blue's rib combo. I wanted to see which of their ribs were the best. I found that they are all great. I enjoyed the Memphis ribs the most, but the Baby Backs were terrific too. The BBQ beans were very good and my... More 

Thank John K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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: (978) 977-9977

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