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Bison County

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275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
+1 781-642-9720
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here about four times. Always satisfies. Sat at bar last night. Bartender very friendly, nice beer selection. Had the pulled pork which was delicious and the wife had ribs- superb. Very good price point and great food. Our regular spot before or after the movies. Keep up the good work!

Thank samwise9
Framingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were a party of 4. My wife and I ordered the ribs and chicken combo. $25. We were told by the waitress that we could have the half salad as one of our sides. We ordered that. The salads came out in about 5 minutes. We couldn't finish our salads when the main meal came out. The ribs and... More 

Thank Len L
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good Beer selection and some good smoked wings. The bbq wasn't as good as down south, but not bad. Get the cornbread, wings, and a brew

Thank aespur
Lexington, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was very disappointed by my recent visit to Bison County. I had the ribs and brisket combo. I found both to be dry and lacking in flavor. I had visited a few years ago and remembered the food being much better. It was unfortunate. I was really looking forward to some good Q.

Thank douglasJ123
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. You can have anything from the best ribs in town to a Mexican-style dinner. My favorite is the chili rellano but the ribs are outstanding too. They have a huge selection on tap beer in the bartender's make a great mixed drink. This is a restaurant I go back to all the time when I'm in... More 

Thank Dave R
Waltham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Best bang for the buck when it comes to the food at Bison County 275 Moody St. Waltham....the meat there is really good, decent portions and made to order....

Thank Bobby L
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Yep. And it's pretty decent. I was expecting very little from this BBQ joint disguised as a run-of-the-mill bar, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the regular ribs, and found them delicious and well prepared. Sides were also good. Is it the best BBQ I've ever had? No. Massachusetts is not Texas, but Bison County is pretty good for... More 

Thank SomePeopleCallMe
Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good classic meld of Texas and Carolina BarBQ. Moderate prices. Our Baby Back Ribs were tender and smoky, but they didn't serve any extra BarBQ sauce. There were classic sides, but no southern style veggies. We were happy, but not as excited as a visit to Redbones in Davis Square.

Thank Dick C
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and made a reservation to come to dinner on a Saturday night (you need a reservation!) With our kids. We had frequented bison county 20 years ago when my husband and I lived in waltham. Just as good as we remember. The wings are the best we have ever had. Seriously!!! The pulled pork, salads,... More 

Thank Donna F
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Came here for the first time to celebrate my dads birthday. The service was painfully slow and nobody was at the hostess stand when we arrived so we sat ourselves. They under cooked my burger and it took almost 10 minutes for the server to come over after we had already flagged her down. Finally she came and got me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-642-9720

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?