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Commonwealth BBQ

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659 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
+1 508-384-9676
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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S. Walpole
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268 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those drive in restaurants that you should never drive past. the pulled pork is excellent and all the fixin's that go with it are excellent also. This is real BBQ that reminded me of being back in VA or NC where BBQ is a way of life. This holds is own in that market.

Thank mike t
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What used to be a dumpy little ice cream stand on the side of the road has turned into a best busy little BBQ around, just a hop skip and jump to the Wrentham outlets and easy axis to 495 this little place cranks the customers out. No indoor seating you either enjoy the picnic tables out doors or you... More 

Thank dreamtravels1
Walpole, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered bbq for 20 people and everyone raved about how good the food was. I ordered ribs, pulled pork, chicken, cold slaw, cowboy beans and corn bread. Food was really good. Picked it up hot and they even let me borrow the container to keep the food warm. I wasn't planning on serving it for a few hours. I... More 

Thank Deanna f
New Hampshire, USA
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to grab some ribs and wings, and we were so pleased! Sauces were awesome. The wings and ribs were great! We are looking forward to another trip to this delicious BBQ establishment!

Thank njpmg
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time stopping in...glad I did. Ordered the Commonwealth. Large..large large..I have to save half for dinner. Very tasty. Quick and friendly. I will def go again and recommend. Also priced right...

Thank ianccas
Rhode Island
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Those giving this place more than a single star have got to be friends of the owner or simply don't know decent BBQ. By far the worst BBQ I've ever had, in fact you would probably get better BBQ ribs from a McRib sandwich at McDonalds! I have given them 3 tries over this year and have tried a few... More 

Thank PocketClam
Christopher V, Owner at Commonwealth BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Robert. I won't argue your points except for I wish I had that many friends! From the outset, our recipes are designed to appeal to folks who live, eat, and choose restaurants in the Northeast. We are not or will never try to impress BBQ experts with our ability to prepare BBQ indigenous to other areas... More 

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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Enland isn't exactly known for its barbecue... We're more a clam bake, lobster roll people. However, Commonwealth is a bastion of BBQ with juicy, flavorful ribs and a tender pulled pork. The pulled chicken and brisket are good but average. Prices are reasonable, and it was a great stop before an excursion to the Wrentham outlets.

Thank JillianG
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

So I've had BBQ in Boston and its environs before, and most have been passable, nothing to really get excited over, especially when it comes to being so far off the BBQ trail. But Commonweath BBQ, well it's a BIG surprise! I wasn't that hungry coming in, and after having the appetizer of Bourbon Pork Belly, my biggest regret was... More 

Thank Jim T
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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674 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had not been here in a while and it seems some of the menu has changed but it was still very good BBQ with a nice range of sandwiches and plates. Just a heads-up if you order shredded (pulled) chicken, it is not exactly shredded (like a pulled pork)--more like chicken cut into several pieces, both large and small. It... More 

Thank CapeSharon
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Commonwealth is a roadside BBQ stand that is worth the visit if you like brisket or pulled pork. Both are very good. There is no inside seating so do not expect posh accommodations, however, it is worth the weather. Reminds me of some of the Carolina and Florida rib roadside rib joints.

Thank dannysmith1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $28
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wrentham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-384-9676

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