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American Barbecue

Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
+1 978-948-2626
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered take out and it was great. Kids enjoyed crispy chicken fingers and fries while we chowed down on jerk chicken, chili, and coleslaw. Poppyseeds in coleslaw were good. Also tried the fried pickles- yum!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, fairly reasonably priced. We shared a combo plate and it was the perfect amount of food. The atmosphere is eat in the rough but has character and is clean. The food is as close to southern BBQ as I have had. We will...More

Thank JRoss629
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

You'll swear you've fallen down a rabbit hole to a BBQ joint somewhere in the deep south after eating here. I know I did. Everything I've tried on multiple visits here has more than sated my desire for good BBQ. Worth the drive to Rowley...More

Thank GaryTheDriver
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Someone had a craving for ribs, so we did a little online research and drove down to Rowley to check this place out. It was Saturday night, about 6:30pm when we arrived, and the parking lot was packed. We were going to give up but...More

Thank Breggie09
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I needed a quick meal and a local highly recommend this place and she knew her stuff. The pulled pork came with cornbread, backed beans & an interesting salad. The atmosphere was what one would expect a little raw but friendly and neat. There were...More

Thank Irwin A
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great choices on the menu! The sauces are out-of-this-world delicious, especially the hot sauce. The napkin roll at each table is a quaint touch. There is popcorn available while you wait for your food along with trivia cards at each table to test the family...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Delicious BBQ, great variety, great menu, including desserts! Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks available. Wonderful family owned and operated. Love the pulled pork and the turkey tips! Great food and a great value!

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My boyfriend I stumbled upon this place after a bad experience somewhere else in Rowley. We liked the simple and no frills atmosphere. The ribs were so delicious and fell off the bone! When you are in the mood for ribs, this is the place...More

Thank sheparz
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went here on saturday evening and was pleasantly surprised, the food was really incredible , we will be back

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My daughter wanted a Barn wedding, When we could not find a proper venue we decided on a Country style wedding. We tried the food at American Barbecue and really liked it . we met with michelle the catering director and she suggested a wedding...More

Thank johnintegrity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley
  • Phone Number: +1 978-948-2626
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