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“Great setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Curtis Bar-B-Q

Curtis Bar-B-Q
Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Putney
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Latham, New York
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

I wanted to love the food. I've read about Curtis' for years and finally made the drive up to Putney, VT. Great drive up through VT, cool, kitchy vibe and setting with ramshakled old school buses serving as the BBQ stand. All "outdoor" seating although there is a large pavillion that could probably accomodate 50 or so people. And then there is Curtis. What a super friendly, down-to-earth man. Could have just sat there and conversed with him and forgot about the food. OK, the food. Ummm....I really, really wanted to love it. Sadly, I didn't. Ribs were good. Not a smokey flavor but a good, fresh pork flavor. Very tender but still had a nice bite and chew to them. Sides were OK although they all need to meet with a salt shaker. Macaroni salad was too tangy/vinegary for my taste. They were all out of pulled pork by 3:00 so that was very disappointing. Cash only and not inexpensive. Great atmosphere and OK food about sums it up.

  • Visited June 2014
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Well worth the ride, especially if your on a Motorcycle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food is fresh and cooked to perfection. Curtis himself does the cooking in the entirely outdoor eating experience. The ribs are fall off the bone fantastic.

I road over 3 hours to get there, and look forward to my next trip back.

That afternoon they had live entertainment, a young man singing and playing the guitar.

Enjoy, you will never leave hungry.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sterling, MA
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Deliscious BBQ, a true expirience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was unlike any place I have ever eaten. There are only picnic tables outside. The "restaurant" is constructed of two buses put together. However the chicken and ribs are amazing. The sauce is great. The beans are very good. Curtis is a charming southern gentlemen who works all the meat over the fire himself. One of the best parts are his dogs that greet you and his pet pig who hangs out by the grill. I asked him what the pig thinks of the ribs he is cooking. He said he tells him it is all chicken! An experience and meal worth having.

  • Visited May 2014
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Suffield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Blus bus BBQ is a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the simple set up, the big blue school buses have delightful treasure inside! Curtis BBQ is wonderful! The chicken & ribs are flavorful and the sauce is simply amazing. We always buy a few bottles to take home! I'm partial to the loaded baked potatoes topped w/ pulled chicken (or pork!)

This is a great stop for anyone on a motorcycle, families or anyone traveling w/ dogs! Don't forget to try a side dish or two and wash it down with locally made sodas! Mmm, this is truly a taste of Vermont summer!

  • Visited September 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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“If I had to eat at one place for the rest of my life....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Curtis' would be the place. I can't get enough of his famous sauce. RIbs are my favorite thing to order by far. If you are nit picky about eating off paper plates and being outside, don't bother. But if you want real BBQ, I don't know of a better place.

  • Visited May 2014
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