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Boston’s Top Barbeque Joints You Must Go To

Summer is the time for barbeque parties and great fun. If you don’t have space to do barbecue at home, does it mean you cannot enjoy smoked delicacies? Absolutely not. There are many restaurants and eateries in Boston serving the best BBQ dishes to the citizens. Here is a list of the top 5 that you should take time to visit this summer.


Blue Ribbon BBQ

Blue Ribbon BBQ joints are at multiple locations in Boston. The Blue Ribbon is where you go if you want variety and spice in your barbeque dishes. Some of the popular delicacies here include the Burnt End Sandwiches, green bean posole, curry roasted potatoes and buffalo chicken burritos among others. The Blue Ribbon BBQ joints are located in West Newton, Arlington and also in Needham.


M&M Ribs

A white colored trailer with the letter M&M on the front is how you identify this BBQ joint in the city. Managed and run by Marion and Maurice Hill, this barbecue joint was launched more than 30 years ago and has since been drawing crowds to their food truck. The food truck has more customers now, thanks to the grandson of the Hills, who takes it to several locations in Boston. Popular BBQ dishes you should try here include those made of the family’s sweet-heat BBQ sauce made of tomato and vinegar, and sides like homemade coleslaw and mac and cheese.


Firefly’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que and Beyond

One of the finest places to enjoy a BBQ dinner, Firefly’s is back with improved menu and simpler and tastier dishes served to the guests. The place serves some of the best ribs with amazing sweet potato pudding and the latest favorite – St. Louis ribs. Enjoy dishes made by award-winning chef Steve Uliss who is now focused on offering his guests a variety of BBQ’d ribs, burnt ends, two types of wings and candied bacon. The place, located in Marlborough, also has a pool room and live entertainment during the weekends.



This Somerville BBQ joint is a favorite among locals who frequent it often to enjoy smoked brisket, hush puppies, St. Louis ribs, and fried catfish. The place is simple, relaxing and very friendly. The popularity of the place, however results in long wait times during peak hours and weekends.


Lester’s Roadside Barbeque

Lester’s BBQ got better at serving their guests after the change in ownership in 2014, but retains its classic behind-the-counter smoker made by J&R Manufacturing. You can see the meats being sliced right at the carving station in the front, near the counter. The place also has a gas station where there is a weekly vintage car show every Friday, offering visual treat to the guests.