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Smokestack Urban Barbecue

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139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604-4125
+1 508-363-1111
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Four of us just visited Urban BBQ on a Saturday night....we had no reservations but were seated after 15 pleasant minutes at the bar. The BBQ itself was authentic and served in huge portions, meats were fresh and flavorful; the service was excellent and attentive for a busy Saturday night; great bar menu and drinks; plenty of national craft beer... More 

Thank Tony S
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ, excellent gumbo; but Wednesday night is fried chicken night - whole pieces that are moist, meaty, and yummy! Chicken needs more seasoning...

Thank lisa f
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We both had the pulled pork platter and found it very good to excellent. The corn bread that came with the platter was also very good as were the other side dishes.The service was close to lightening fast. The ambiance was that of a busy BBQ joint, friendly and warm.

Thank Irwin A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty BBQ in Central Mass. I had the brisket platter with baked beans and apple slaw. Everything complimented escort novelty and was a great meal. Didn't sit to heavy and the brisket was really tender. Three BBQ sauce options to mix up the flavors. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Kevin T
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610 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by here for a working lunch and it was a fantastic place. They had a restaurant area and a bar area and both were nicely furnished. Server was very friendly and the food was fantastic. I felt the prices were well priced for the amount of food you receive. Fried pickles are delicious.

Thank Travelbugsforlife
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Putting this comment in context, I'm a Texan now living in Massachusetts. I've gone to multiple "barbecue" chains in the greater Boston area, but have always been disappointed until now. I still miss Rudy's Barbecue so much, but Smokestack Urban is just as good! I got the brisket sandwich, and it was 100% authentic southern barbecue!!! Such a great restaurant... More 

Thank 926katelynd
Prospect, Connecticut
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'm not a huge fan of BBQ out, but only because it's messy. I made an exception here. The spare ribs are to die for. The meat is smoke for hours and you can taste it. The meat just fell off the bone (not too messy). You can put your own BBQ sauce on them which we had 3 choices.... More 

Thank BRosaJr
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have been a couple of times, the food is decent, though small portions. Mac n cheese was delicious. Overpriced

Thank R-n-J_13
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Smokestack has a lot that could and should be going for it. The place is large, with some (not too attractive) outdoor seating. It has a nice bar area, and service is friendly and good. We liked the sides that came with our combo platter -- a nice apple cole slaw and decent collards. Even the corn bread is okay... More 

Thank Filmprof
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It was a choice of Mexican or BBQ my son have me. Boy did I make the right call. I ordered the brisket with collard green and cucumbers in a vinegar dressing which complimented the meat quite well. The brisket was cooked to perfection, charred on outside and tender inside. The corn bread as so so but about what I... More 

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-363-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?