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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
+1 508-363-1111
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Today
16:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Worcester and wanted to try a new place. So many choices and so little time and stomach space for the big menu. We settled on a few appetizers because we could not make up our minds and they were all great! The nachos, wings, and homemade chips were great! We can't wait to go back and try... More 

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Thank Rosemary W
Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very enjoyable and tasty and the wait staff is very friendly and available at all times. There are several specials and the meals to not taste the same all around depending on the the meats.

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Thank Bill H
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place has bad vibes and i will never eat here again. anyone who has had southern bbq before will not be satisfied.

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Thank 452bunjo
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously our new favorite restaurant. The friend pickles are addicting. The pulled pork melts in your mouth....literally everything is outstanding. What's great is the attention to detail when it comes to the food yet served in a comfortable and cool environment. Parking is a bit tough - street parking and small lot but well worth it. Make sure you get... More 

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Thank Jennifer G
Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

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Thank Tony S
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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...

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Thank lisa f
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

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Thank Irwin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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!!!

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Thank Kevin T
WORCESTER
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 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.

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Thank Travelbugsforlife
Westborough
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6 reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Green St, This place changed and is not where it was, Worcester, MA 01604
  • 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?