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Bison County

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275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 642-9720
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great meats, beer, burgers

try the smoked wings, SO TASTY. great beer selection. the pickles, the beans - it's all tasty. and of course , the slabs of BBQ.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

try the smoked wings, SO TASTY. great beer selection. the pickles, the beans - it's all tasty. and of course , the slabs of BBQ.

Thank Lamerloque
Davidson, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is worth the trip. They have a wide beer and wine selection. The whole place has the wonderful aroma of smoked meat. I had a brisket sandwich and pork and beans and my friend had a pulled pork sandwich and french fries. We began with some catfish bites. I saw South Carolina signs throughout the restaurant and asked... More 

Thank Alan H
Waltham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

good BBQ. if you never tried Bison try it here. It's a great meat and why more restaurants don't serve is beyond me. Ribs are really good.

Thank Warren A
Nashua NH
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Bison country is a very casual "sports bar" like spot for BBQ in downtown Waltham. Service was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed our food while most patrons were also watching the Patriots on the TV's around the restaurant. We sampled the catfish bites to start, which were a pleasant surprise. Crisp, not greasy and the fish tasted fresh. We... More 

Thank surfun
Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I had been here maybe 15 years ago and vaguely recalled juicy burgers and good beer. The beer is still good. The place looked like it hadn't been properly cleaned in 15 years, and not in an endearing nostalgic way. The fried pickles came out swimming in grease, although the horseradish sauce was tasty. 4 Burgers ordered cooked medium and... More 

Thank scooterdk
Waltham, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It was OK. Moody Street has so many wonderful restaurants. This was one of the OK ones. Wouldn't encourage you to go or not go. It all depends if this is the type of food and atmosphere you like.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Newton, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Bison County is one of several good restaurants along Moody Street in Waltham that specializes in BBQ, but have a large variety of food options and interesting beer options. You can sit at the bar, at a table in the bar (4 televisions showing sporting events), or in the dining room, with booth and table seating. We tried a bison... More 

Thank esj59
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I liked this place because there was a lot of energy and bustling crowd at the same time a lot of people had just come in to relax and enjoy their meal. The BBQs are good. I tried one of the rib options and definitely marked a few more items to try when I return. Being on Moody street you... More 

Thank jayarajwilson
Burlington, MA
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We've been eating here for about 5 years. Their waitstaff has been friendly and helpful. They found me a couple of gluten-free appetizers (bone-in chicken wings) and they have a nice choice of ciders that keep me happy. A nice neighborhood place.

Thank bonvivant2
Redondo Beach, California
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We keep returning to Bison especially for their Bison burgers. Done any way you ask with any mix of toppings and sides. Nice atmosphere with lots of high tables, bar seating and regular seating. You can watch sports or chime in on the many conversations around you.

Thank kma5000

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 642-9720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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