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American Barbecue

) #4 of 13 Restaurants in Rowley €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
+1 978-948-2626
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
Railroad Ave., Rowley, MA 01969
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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
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My boyfriend I stumbled upon this place after a bad experience somewhere else in Rowley. We liked the simple and no frills atmosphere. The ribs were so delicious and fell off the bone! When you are in the mood for ribs, this is the place...More

Thank sheparz
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went here on saturday evening and was pleasantly surprised, the food was really incredible , we will be back

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My daughter wanted a Barn wedding, When we could not find a proper venue we decided on a Country style wedding. We tried the food at American Barbecue and really liked it . we met with michelle the catering director and she suggested a wedding...More

Thank johnintegrity
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am live in the area and if you want barbecue, this is an excellent choice. We usually get takeout.

Thank sfleit
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place has some of the best BBQ around, although granted this is seaside New England, not the Deep South. And yet if you close your eyes, you might just feel transported. I have never had a bad meal here. The ribs and brisket are...More

1  Thank Matty2999
Reviewed 7 September 2016

American Barbecue serves up Southern-style barbecue and, according to many who hail for Southern states, gets it right. Perhaps their secret is that they smoke their meats before serving them up. There are several different sauces, so most people's tastes will be met. And there...More

1  Thank Priscilla H
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The menu offers plenty of options and the portions are very generous. I love their pulled chicken and my wife thinks their brisket is the best. The atmosphere is lots of fun and...More

1  Thank Herb G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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