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“Best BBQ in New England...nevermind Cape Cod”

Big Dog's Bbq at Orleans Bowling Center
Ranked #14 of 56 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Best BBQ in New England...nevermind Cape Cod”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Ive been a few times (3?) now, this is a new establishment located in the renovated bowling alley. There is a full bar with multiple TV's and maybe 8 stools. Then there are multiple dining tables as well. The bar and tables are made from salvaged lanes-very cool.

THE FOOD!! We've had the rib platters, pulled pork, fried chicken and all are AMAZING. The sides Ive had are very good as well (mac salad, potato au gratin, fries). Ive never had the mac and cheese but heard its good (not available at lunch time). The farm salad is also great. They serve pulled pork poutine that may become a staple in my diet. Ive had poutine in Montreal and Boston (and I love it). I think this version may be my favorite.

Each time Ive gone there is some seafood on special (chowder, fish tacos etc). My last trip was with 2 picky kids who loved their kids meals (hotdog, chicken, or grilled cheese). This is a great place to spend a Cape day, with or without kids. I know they offer takeout as well. Staff is very nice. One time when I was there they were setting up a bday party buffet. It would be a great place for a party, family time or date night. There is a dessert menu but Ive never had it.

  • Visited July 2014
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