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Blackstrap BBQ

47A Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152
+1 617-207-1783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Barbecue
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47A Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something different.l and found it. It’s a small place but we found big flavors throughout everything. We started with deep fried pickles and wings. Pickles were good but the sticky wings were awesome. I had a burnt end...More

Thank h00k99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Blackstrap on numerous occasions and were always well looked after. Food and size of portions are very good and the bar staff very friendly. Good choice of beers as well. At weekends it gets very busy and seems to be the in...More

Thank andrewvulcan
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We came in for New Years Eve while visiting friends from Winthrop. When we made reservations one of their staff connected that we share a home-town. He went out of his way to bring us specialty drinks and food (Genny's and Zweigle's) and made us...More

Thank Lea K
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Winthrop is a little off the beaten track and you would expect that a real good BBQ place couldn’t be supported by just locals. My wife grew up in this town and we were visiting family. She’s not a huge fan of BBQ and wanted...More

Thank JimCurran
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great Place! The staff were super friendly. Absolutely loved the ribs. Mac and cheese, corn bread snd slaw were fantastic as were the sauces. Okay craft beer selection, but could certainly could be better. Jamming tunes! Will definitely return.

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I decided to adopt a plant-based lifestyle this summer, yet the one thing that tempts me more than any other is the incredible smells emanating from the smokers at Blackstrap BBQ! Not only are their meats smoked to perfection, they have some of the best...More

Thank winthropgurl
Reviewed 13 September 2017

tried this place one night for dinner. Ordered BBQ pork. The meat is so dry like chewing on fiber. Sauce is very sour. I just cant eat it.

Thank kxz255
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband sister and I visited on a Sunday night. Had phoned beforehand and made a booking. What a welcome when we walked through the bar area! We all ate their mouthwatering Kansas baby back ribs, half a rack = 6 ribs more than enough...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My family and I had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ. We sampled the different meats from Texas brisket to pulled pork to ribs to shredded chicken. Everything was great but the chicken was absolutely the best. Normally BBQ chicken can be dry but...More

Thank sdavi
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious introduction to our stay in the US. The dry rubbed ribs were particularly tasty, as was the rest of our meal too. Good selection of interesting beers. Delicious

Thank Paul W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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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