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The American Barbeque

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950 Cummings Ctr, Beverly, MA 01915-6508
+1 978-921-1212
11:30 - 09:00
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Tue - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 09:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was born and raised in Texas, so I grew up with tangy Mesquite-smoked barbecue. The barbecue here is a different take: the sweet, brown sugary barbecue that belongs to a different region (I'm not sure which; maybe St. Louis?). It's not bad, but it always tastes overly sweetened to my wife and I. The homemade potato chips are pretty... More 

Thank Jay_the_Triathlete
Beverly, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Basic BBQ fare, we ordered takeout of the Memphis ribs and pulled chicken. Both were average. We ordered corn bread, baked beans and potato salad for our sides. These were also average. It's not the best BBQ, but it's good. It's hard to find authentic southern BBQ in New England. We found the ribs here to be better than out... More 

Thank pall48
Beverly, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Grabbed takeout here for me and my family. We all loved it. It was the best take-out that we've had in a very long time.

Thank kag874
Beverly, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Eaten here twice. The service is fine and the sides and sauces are good, but I think calling the food barbecue is a stretch. Not a hint of smoke flavor in the meat and there wasn't much use of a spice rub that I could tell. The brisket was more reminiscent of a Sunday pot roast and the pulled pork... More 

Thank ZBold
marblehead, ma
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

After eating at this restaurant's other location some years ago, and focusing on the better recent reviews by fellow TA members, we decided to try. The food -- ribs (Memphis, not baby back) , pulled pork, brisket, chicken -- might have been better if it hadn't been brought to the table lukewarm at best..The chicken was dry. The sides were,... More 

Thank goer33
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2015

One of the worst places I have ever tried barbecue and just awful and they want to try have this be a southern style place? No way this place should have a real cook or chef come in there since I had the basic southern dish, Barbecue Ribs, Greens, MAc and Cheese and corn bread? Now how do you mess... More 

Thank FM M
Thousand Oaks, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I love this place! Good menu, great BBQ that includes a selection of BBQ sauces. I definitely recommend it.

Thank alicatt26
Schenectady, New York
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Location is odd in that it's in a business park. The variety of BBQ options is great! Chicken, pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more! All the traditional picnic sides. Beer, soda and sweet tea. A few tables outdoors and about 20 inside. Would definitely eat here again for BBQ!

Thank skierkd17
Worcester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This place is just the best if you want real, authentic Carolina style BBQ. The smell as you open the door is so good you could eat it. Service is excellent both eat in and take out. They have great specials, and their Buffalo wings are the best ever. The portions are enormous and worth every penny. They make their... More 

Thank Mummien-Frau
Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I went with 2 others for a Sunday lunch. It was the first visit for all of us. To start off, I am not a big fan of BBQ because my past experiences have left me with the heavy taste in my mouth of BBQ sauce slathered all over everything. This was not the case here and this restaurant has... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Cummings Ctr, Beverly, MA 01915-6508
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Beverly
  • Phone Number: +1 978-921-1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?