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Blackstrap BBQ

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47A Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152
+1 617-207-1783
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place, friendly staff. awesome beer list! the music is always cool. al the sides are great and the meat is cooked perfectly. i would recommend this place to anyone. and always worth the trip!!!!

Thank moerocka
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Why fight city traffic when there is award winning BBQ available in Winthrop Center! Fantastic food, a nice bar with free parking. A nice end to a day visit to walk the 5 miles of oean front trails at Deer Island

Thank MegLark289
Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Was staying in Winthrop and found this gem! They do food late, even on a Sunday. The atmosphere is great, definitely created by the amazing staff who had us in stitches. Midrange prices but generous portions and the food tasted great. Keep up the good work guys!

Thank Olivia Y
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great bar area, stopped in for some wings and drinks with family. Great wings, service and drinks. Will visit again

Thank Abert S
Lynn, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Really bad from the start. No fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, onion rings tasted ok but the breading fell off half the order. No mashed potatoes as a side. Service was slow, though friendly. Pulled pork sandwich was dry, tasteless. Brisket was good, moist, decent portion. Sides were disappointing. Spicy Asian slaw was neither. Sweet potato salad was bland,... More 

Thank Seacoastbreeze
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere!! Reminds me of a trendy Somerville bar. Great food. I love the pulled chicken sandwich and Mac and cheese. Comfort food at it's best!

Thank Rubia G
Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is a hidden gem in Winthrop. Great bbq! Awesome service! The bartender Brian is great and makes us feel welcome every time we come in. Place is a little small but the food is well well worth it. They got nice seasoned wings for a good price. Try the pulled pork and the chill mac and cheese.

Thank bosguy188
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If in Winthrop, try the Blackstrap. This is a basic bar with great BBQ. Try the chicken wings or the Pulled chicken sandwich.

Thank Gary M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

So glad we made it to Blackstrap BBQ tonight! Enjoyed their incredibly good smoked wings, fried chicken (Wednesday's special), spare ribs and brisket! Amazing sauces. Fun bar scene with friendly, excellent service.

Thank jmkeller02
Somerville, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Over priced, food decent, service good, I ordered a app of fried green tomatoes, the squirrels are eating it now, red bones in somerville is a much better option.

Thank Tommy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47A Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Winthrop
  • Phone Number: +1 617-207-1783
Barbecue is a labor of love! The process of cooking is slow, often taking a whole day to cook certain proteins. Long cooking time is ideal for large cuts of meats and meats with a lot of connective tissue because it allows time for the tissues to break down, making it much more tender. Heat is low and indirect and uses smoldering logs of wood or charcoal to add a smoky flavor to the meat. The smoke is hot enough to smolder, but not hot enough to burn. At blackstrap bbq we use hard wood, which consists mostly of oak, but many types of wood can be used. Chef chris thompson, and partner kate economides, opened blackstrap bbq in october 2010. The two met while working together at the legendary east coast grill, in cambridge, ma and have since formed a partnership through their love for good, old-fashioned, all-american barbecue. Enjoy life + enjoy bbq!

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