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Tennessee's Real BBQ

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341 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-4650
+1 508-626-7140
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know how they stay in business. There usually isn't anybody there the two times I've been there. The food is very average, at best. I won't be back. The areas they could excel in, like simple corn bread, is just blah, almost not worth eating. Wont be back a third time.

Thank Lisa M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got many meals here (Mostly takeout). The food is very good and the price is cery reasonable. The normal BBQ atmosphere.

Thank swgolden
Westborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. Stopped at Tennessee's Real BBQ in Framingham on my way home from Boston to Central MA. Had the Baby Back Ribs plate with 3 sides. Amazingly good. Haven't had barbecue that good since going to South Carolina. Barbecue sauce was maybe the best I have ever had and I love barbecue sauce. Had three sides. Cucumber salad was A+.... More 

Thank Philip D
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I get take-out BBQ from this place on a regular basis. Love the ribs. Recommend getting baby backs with sweet potatoes, and slaw.

Thank Cathy H
Dedham, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very good BBQ. Commonwealth BBQ is better but I would not hesitate to come back again. Side of fries was very small but the size of the sandwich ensured I did not leave hungry.

Thank Chad R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I've been coming here for 4 years and love it. The food is cheap and incredible tasting. My favourite dish is the pulled pork burrito with mac n cheese and sweet potato fries. If I was on death row, that's the meal I'd order for my last. Big fan!

Thank spitshaw
Framingham, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tennessee's BBQ is the real thing. My daughter who has lived in New Orleans for several years agrees. The Memphis Ribs are great. So is the Dixie Chicken and the pulled pork and the collard greens and corn bread and everything else. The cartoon pigs with trucker hats and sun glasses saying "Bad to the bone" say it all. Where... More 

Thank ChristinePark
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I'm an avid bbq lover, and this place is among the best. Their meat is always perfectly cooked, and on this trip the ribs were tender and falling off the bone. The sauce(s) they use are always a perfect blend, and their sides are hearty, and delicious. If you're passing through, or staying in the area, I HIGHLY recommend a... More 

Thank xdanballx
Franklin, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The prices are too high for the quality of food they serve. The place is in need of a facelift, and even more of a good cleaning. The doors handles are just gross...never mind the restrooms. The health department should stop by soon!!#

Thank J_Vazquez_D
Northborough, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is fast food bbq done right. The bbq pulled pork is delicious. I always get an extra bbq on the side so I can slather on more! Their sauces are really good,

Thank lalden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-4650
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-626-7140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?