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Village Smokehouse - CLOSED

1 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7948
+1 617-566-3782
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
24 Feb 2017
“Great Local BBQ - Recent Changes in Ownership though”
14 Feb 2017
“Back under new ownership”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7948
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This used to be my favorite local BBQ place but the recent change to Magnolia Smokehouse have made some changes to the menu that have not gone down well. The decor has definitely been updated to a slightly more up-market style which is probably preferred...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Now under new ownership! Same reliable food, family-friendly atmosphere, family-friendly prices. The new downstairs lounge seems hipster-friendly and was pretty packed on a Friday evening.

Thank rossknights
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Probably won't return. This is average barbeque at best. Service is friendly, but disorganized. Sides were good, but I was surprised that you needed to order a larger combo to get 2 of them.

Thank Gamberioni
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a favorite of mine as they serve beef ribs. These ribs are not an expensive cut but they keep on raising the rice and making the portion smaller. 3 pieces which does not have that much meat is now about $26 before tax,...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 10 August 2016

First off, is this place Texan, Southern, or Western? It has an identity complex but that's not the main problem. The food is expensive and just not that good. For those looking for a late night drink in Brookline Village though, this place serves usually...More

Thank KilgoreTrout4713
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Friendly service and tasty food. Good sized portions for the price of the meals but I thought the combo app was small. Good in a pinch, I would not hurry back there are better choices in the GBA.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had the full chicken wings (shared order) plus a plate of brisket and shared Texas size beef ribs The ribs and chicken wings are to die for - The Brisket is very tender but not as extraordinary as the ribs They taste of smoke...More

Thank RenaudGeorges
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot in Brookline Village for some meat candy. Interesting decor and friendly staff. The ribs and margaritas are always the tops. The corn bread always comes out hot and fresh. Just make sure to ask for extra wet naps.

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice meal. Ribs, chicken, salmon among our meals. Nice smokey flavor and I like they offered sauce on the side, light or heavy. Friendly service, nice experience. Will return again.

Thank ScottgNJ
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Revisited an old favorite last night, back when they opened in 1987 they were the first and only BBQ joint in Massachusetts and on top of that, they were GOOD. 29 years later and they are still smokin', just they haven't evolved (although the menu...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Barbecue
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7948
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-3782
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