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Lester's Roadside BBQ

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376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
+1 781-221-7427
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Lester's on three occasions for lunch with friends, and have never been disappointed. It's a no-frills operation. The simple decor has an authentic feel, and the aroma from the smoker is tantalizing. You order at the counter and find a table. They have beer and wine for reasonable prices. One of my friends is in a wheelchair... More 

Thank denoonan
Lexington, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This BBQ place is off the beaten path but worth finding. It offers a full array of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and a large selection of sides. You order at the counter from a menu board but the food is brought to your table. Food was very good as was the friendly service and prices are reasonable. The place was... More 

Thank Michael M
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I drive by Lester's every day on my way to and from work and have wanted to stop but never have. My family was looking for takeout tonight and I thought it would be great to try it. The pulled pork was just ok - no BBQ sauce with it. We even got the takeout pack that says it's included.... More 

Thank familyof5inma
Billerica, MA
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

You will be surprised by this place = it used to be a McDonald's building, and it was converted over to a BBQ restaurant. ATMOSPHERE: Small place for sure. Smells AMAZING in there = best BBQ/smoky smell around. I'd suggest takeout, but although the place is small, it does have several tables. And they do serve beer/alcohol, and that was... More 

Thank KenG_Review
Jefferson, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Brisket wrap will fill you for the day then some. Ate lunch there with a real Texan and we both were impressed with the taste. Like going down south... Without going down south. Nice quick lunch service! Sweet tea was ok not super sweet.

Thank friznizzle
Billerica, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Almost wound up in the hospital from choking because of the pepper on the chicken. The skin was absolutely inedible. Thigh/leg piece had very little meat on it. Mac n cheese which was one of my favorites was mushy, and sweet potatoes were bland. Their signature ribs were dry and also overloaded with pepper. Dirty rice was not very good... More 

Thank Outbacklover
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We got a tip from a colleague to try the brisket, but we were in the mood for ribs. They have these nice St. Louis smoked ribs that were just the way I like them: chewy, flavorful and all around delicious. As I don't live in the US, I know my comparison is spotty at best with other, more known... More 

Thank TheBlackCondor
Boston, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Im not a BBQ girl, but we had them cater a BBQ party and everyone loved it...they served from Corn..to Corn Bread..and everything inbetween.. Ribs were great too

Thank nags48
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are looking for amazing BBQ look no further. The service is fantastic, the food is amazing... Collard greens, Potato Salad and Brisket were all top notch! Had BBQ in Dallas and found that Lester's wins hands down! Ask for the fat not to be trimmed off and trim some off at the table. The bark on the brisket... More 

Thank ProudMama2nj
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Lets start off with the service - most friendly and polite - food is average at best - ribs were tough not fall off the bone as one would like - Brisket was the best - juicy and tasty but little bbq flavor - chicken was a tad dry and had way too much hot pepper in the rub -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-221-7427

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