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American Barbecue

Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
+1 978-948-2626
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

As a family we love our BBQ. We have been across the country and hit many restaurants. Checking out a place in our backyard this time. We went on a Sunday when the Patriots were on. The place was dead! One other family in the...More

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a very good Bar B Que restaurant. The food is tasty with big portions. The price is in line with other Bar B Que places. Could be a little hard to find, but it is worth . We came out here very full...More

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fortunately for me, the American Barbecue is only a block away so I can walk home and work off some of the massive amounts of food I consume there. This place has REALLY good barbecue, its sides are amazing (best corn bread this side of...More

Thank Hazel K
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 1 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 12 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 24 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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