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Smokestack Urban Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604
+1 508-363-1111
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and go regularly. My kids love the bacon BBQ burgers and my wife loves the brisket sandwich with the green apple slaw.

Thank Jeep2go
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of five who, due to having theatre tickets, were pleased that the Urban Smokestack accepted reservations. I had wanted to try it out for some time. First, it's in a trendy (but busy) neighborhood where there are a lot of things to check out. I enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant - hip, trendy, with a... More 

Thank Cathy L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were in Worcester and wanted to try a new place. So many choices and so little time and stomach space for the big menu. We settled on a few appetizers because we could not make up our minds and they were all great! The nachos, wings, and homemade chips were great! We can't wait to go back and try... More 

Thank Rosemary W
Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The food is very enjoyable and tasty and the wait staff is very friendly and available at all times. There are several specials and the meals to not taste the same all around depending on the the meats.

Thank Bill H
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

this place has bad vibes and i will never eat here again. anyone who has had southern bbq before will not be satisfied.

Thank 452bunjo
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Seriously our new favorite restaurant. The friend pickles are addicting. The pulled pork melts in your mouth....literally everything is outstanding. What's great is the attention to detail when it comes to the food yet served in a comfortable and cool environment. Parking is a bit tough - street parking and small lot but well worth it. Make sure you get... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Four of us just visited Urban BBQ on a Saturday night....we had no reservations but were seated after 15 pleasant minutes at the bar. The BBQ itself was authentic and served in huge portions, meats were fresh and flavorful; the service was excellent and attentive for a busy Saturday night; great bar menu and drinks; plenty of national craft beer... More 

Thank Tony S
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ, excellent gumbo; but Wednesday night is fried chicken night - whole pieces that are moist, meaty, and yummy! Chicken needs more seasoning...

Thank lisa f
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We both had the pulled pork platter and found it very good to excellent. The corn bread that came with the platter was also very good as were the other side dishes.The service was close to lightening fast. The ambiance was that of a busy BBQ joint, friendly and warm.

Thank Irwin A
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Tasty BBQ in Central Mass. I had the brisket platter with baked beans and apple slaw. Everything complimented escort novelty and was a great meal. Didn't sit to heavy and the brisket was really tender. Three BBQ sauce options to mix up the flavors. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Kevin T

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-363-1111

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