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Lester's Roadside BBQ

376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
+1 781-221-7427
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dirty rice” (9 reviews)
“brisket” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
376A Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803-1945
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Back for a 2nd time, and the food is excellent! ATMOSPHERE: Has the look of a 1950's type restaurant, with old gas pumps, lots of neon, and fun posters and signs! And the smell is INCREDIBLY good! FOOD: Excellent BBQ - there aren't many in...More

Thank KenG_Review
Reviewed 25 October 2017

In the past this has been one of our favorite places for BBQ. The wife could convince me to go to Burlington Mall, if we went to Lester's for a meal. Sadly our recent visit was very disappointing. Brisket and ribs were lukewarm at best....More

1  Thank Etsie
Reviewed 30 September 2017

If this were in an area with lots of good BBQ choices (Texas for example) I would rate them below average. I can't say I've found better in the area though. The atmosphere and music are excellent ... good down home feel. I had the...More

1  Thank muddyH2O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

$18+ for a two meat combo. Brisket was fatty! Smoke it with all the fat you want but when it comes to serving...trim that cut of meat up a little bit. I should have gotten another piece or two to make up for the fat...More

1  Thank pcfoodlp
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Food was below average. Asked for the half chicken and was told they would have to cook one for me. I wasn't on vacation, I had to go back to work after lunch. Settled for the smoked Sausage Platter. Hot sausages, Brown beans and mashed...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good quality BBQ, cold beer & a friendly staff. They checked on us a few times never over bearing, as we were leaving that made a point of thanking us for coming in. I had the pulled pork with Cole Slaw & potato salad and...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Lesters put out a solid rack of ribs. The meat falls off the bone. Can't get enough of the low cost beer and the great food. Always friendly service.

Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Very solid choice for BBQ! I came in on a rainy Monday night, and felt bad that hardly anyone was there at the time. The owner and I had a great chat while he prepared my order, he's super friendly and really makes you feel...More

Thank HurricaneLuke88
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank Dennis N
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...More

Thank Michael M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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