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Smokestack Urban Barbecue

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139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604-4125
(508) 363-1111
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for a working lunch and it was a fantastic place. They had a restaurant area and a bar area and both were nicely furnished. Server was very friendly and the food was fantastic. I felt the prices were well priced for the amount of food you receive. Fried pickles are delicious.

Thank Travelbugsforlife
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Putting this comment in context, I'm a Texan now living in Massachusetts. I've gone to multiple "barbecue" chains in the greater Boston area, but have always been disappointed until now. I still miss Rudy's Barbecue so much, but Smokestack Urban is just as good! I got the brisket sandwich, and it was 100% authentic southern barbecue!!! Such a great restaurant... More 

Thank 926katelynd
Prospect, Connecticut
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of BBQ out, but only because it's messy. I made an exception here. The spare ribs are to die for. The meat is smoke for hours and you can taste it. The meat just fell off the bone (not too messy). You can put your own BBQ sauce on them which we had 3 choices.... More 

Thank BRosaJr
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been a couple of times, the food is decent, though small portions. Mac n cheese was delicious. Overpriced

Thank R-n-J_13
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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293 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smokestack has a lot that could and should be going for it. The place is large, with some (not too attractive) outdoor seating. It has a nice bar area, and service is friendly and good. We liked the sides that came with our combo platter -- a nice apple cole slaw and decent collards. Even the corn bread is okay... More 

Thank Filmprof
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a choice of Mexican or BBQ my son have me. Boy did I make the right call. I ordered the brisket with collard green and cucumbers in a vinegar dressing which complimented the meat quite well. The brisket was cooked to perfection, charred on outside and tender inside. The corn bread as so so but about what I... More 

Thank Paul S
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

What a great server we had! She made the dining experience. I enjoyed my Alligash pale ale, served perfectly chilled. I ordered a brisket sandwich. It was fine, not amazing but still tasty. It took overly long to get our food, but we were not in a rush. A nice setting.

Thank mom2teens6
Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The food is so flavorful .... Packed with smokey barbecue goodness. I love that you can use several different sauces... YumO

1 Thank jmercky
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Love, Love, Love this place. the food is Great, the staff very friendly. I have never been disappointed and I go here a lot. Great place for a drink and aps also. They have an outdoor seating area and bar which is great when the weather is beautiful.

1 Thank travelgalusa
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited during a day trip to Worcester and was not disappointed. The menu offered a great variety of things to choose from as did the drink menu. I ordered the Cuban and it was delicious. I liked that each table had three different types of sauce that you could add to your meal. If I ever go back to... More 

1 Thank Italian_Girl500

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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
$15 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 363-1111

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