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Bison County

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275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
+1 781-642-9720
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Ballston Spa, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I met a pair of our friends here for dinner the other night, we had been here one time before with them, both times the food has been very good. I ordered some sort of multi-tip meal with bison, steak, and chicken tips, and my wife had a burger. It was all quite good.

Thank spidersnyd
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find on Moody Street. The staff are all super friendly, great range of beers and the food was fantastic. The Hot Scrimps are a great little starter and the chilli dog was as good as they get. The homemade coleslaw is the best I have ever had! Local food, local beer and great atmosphere.

Thank ScottRodgers79
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Been here about four times. Always satisfies. Sat at bar last night. Bartender very friendly, nice beer selection. Had the pulled pork which was delicious and the wife had ribs- superb. Very good price point and great food. Our regular spot before or after the movies. Keep up the good work!

Thank samwise9
Framingham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We were a party of 4. My wife and I ordered the ribs and chicken combo. $25. We were told by the waitress that we could have the half salad as one of our sides. We ordered that. The salads came out in about 5 minutes. We couldn't finish our salads when the main meal came out. The ribs and... More 

Thank Len L
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Good Beer selection and some good smoked wings. The bbq wasn't as good as down south, but not bad. Get the cornbread, wings, and a brew

Thank aespur
Lexington, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I was very disappointed by my recent visit to Bison County. I had the ribs and brisket combo. I found both to be dry and lacking in flavor. I had visited a few years ago and remembered the food being much better. It was unfortunate. I was really looking forward to some good Q.

Thank douglasJ123
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. You can have anything from the best ribs in town to a Mexican-style dinner. My favorite is the chili rellano but the ribs are outstanding too. They have a huge selection on tap beer in the bartender's make a great mixed drink. This is a restaurant I go back to all the time when I'm in... More 

Thank Dave R
Waltham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Best bang for the buck when it comes to the food at Bison County 275 Moody St. Waltham....the meat there is really good, decent portions and made to order....

Thank Bobby L
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Yep. And it's pretty decent. I was expecting very little from this BBQ joint disguised as a run-of-the-mill bar, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the regular ribs, and found them delicious and well prepared. Sides were also good. Is it the best BBQ I've ever had? No. Massachusetts is not Texas, but Bison County is pretty good for... More 

Thank SomePeopleCallMe
Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Good classic meld of Texas and Carolina BarBQ. Moderate prices. Our Baby Back Ribs were tender and smoky, but they didn't serve any extra BarBQ sauce. There were classic sides, but no southern style veggies. We were happy, but not as excited as a visit to Redbones in Davis Square.

Thank Dick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-642-9720

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